The Bear Omelet

One of my favorite new shows is The Bear on Hulu. If you’ve never seen it, it’s amazing. Especially if you’ve ever worked in a busy restaurant trying to make its place in an overcrowded industry. I’m not going to get into a long synopsis (watch it!) but for a quick summary, the main character, [...]

chocolate mint smoothie

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

If you like smoothies, but get tired of the standard berry, banana, and yogurt mix, this chocolate mint smoothie is for you. Fresh mint is one of my favorite things. It’s bright and zippy, while also being refreshing. There are lots of ways to use it —I love using it in iced coffee, or one [...]

rose tea blend

Coconut Rose Tea Blend

I don’t drink a lot of tea in the summer. My summer nights are filled with back porch beers or happy hour margaritas outdoors. When it starts to get cold, however, that all changes. It’s not that I give up on cocktails. But I certainly don’t drink as many outside. Instead, on cold nights, I [...]

bruleed berry oats

Bruleed Berry Oats

Oatmeal is something I typically eat when the weather is cooler. There’s just something more comforting about a warm bowl of oatmeal than a ice cold smoothie in the morning. But oatmeal can get boring. We all know this. Brown sugar and cinnamon. Maple syrup and pecans. Bananas. Peanut butter. Any combination of these. They’re [...]

one blueberry muffin

One Blueberry Muffin

Ever want just one blueberry muffin? You’re in the right place. If you bake a lot, you know the pain of trying not to eat everything yourself. I often give things away, but I also eat a lot more cookies, bread, and pie than a person reasonably should. It’s rough. So mug cakes and things [...]

cold brew smoothie

Almond Butter Cold Brew Smoothie

A cold brew smoothie to start your day is the perfect way to get your caffeine fix. My morning routine starts with a piping hot cup of strong coffee with lots of milk. But if you remember from July, I have kind of been on a cold brew kick. It’s been so hot and humid [...]

zucchini pancake recipe

Zucchini Pancakes with Lemon Mascarpone Cream

A spiced zucchini pancake recipe gets the royal treatment with an indulgent lemon mascarpone. Every summer, every chef and gardener I know is scrambling around for various ways to use up all the zucchini in their garden. Because if you’ve ever grown zucchini, you know that there comes a point where you have more than [...]

No-Knead Brioche Cinnamon Rolls

Brioche cinnamon rolls are perfect for a holiday brunch, or just any morning you want to have something special. If there’s a holiday celebration in my family, you can bet I’ll be asked to provide something. Usually dessert, but sometimes a side or some homemade bread. For Easter, we’re doing a brunch. While I could [...]

jalapeno potatoes

Jalapeno Potatoes

Jalapeno potatoes au gratin? Yes, please! After not having traveled anywhere for two years, my husband and I have started traveling again. We have a couple of pretty big trips planned but started with a small trip last weekend. I’ll spare you the details, but what started off pretty rough ended with an amazing breakfast [...]

grain free granola recipe

Grain Free Granola with Blueberries and Coconut

An easy grain-free granola recipe that is perfect for anyone following a gluten-free diet plan. I am definitely not gluten-free. I eat plenty of bread, have a strict dessert-first motto, and even eat pasta on occasion. That said, I also eat a lot of gluten-free things. Sometimes because I’m always experimenting with the latest food [...]