Appetizer

Corn Salsa

Summer is barely a memory and I’m already missing the warm weather and longer days.   This corn salsa is the perfect way to channel that…. 2 ears corn, steamed and kernels removed about a cup of assorted heirlooms or cherry tomatoes, chopped 1 tbs apple cider […]

Ensalada Capr'easy

This super easy to prepare salad says Summer to me.  The colors are as pleasing to the eye as the flavors are to the pallette. 1 ball of fresh mozzerella, sliced about 1/4″ in thickness zest of one lemon chiffonade of fresh basil 1 tbs extra virgin […]

Dressed to the Nuevos Nachos

These nachos are each individually dressed and they’re wearing it so well… Up the fancy factor at your next shin dig by serving these up.  You’re sure to impress your guests! Salsa: 1 ripe mango, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1 […]

Smoked Salmon Mousse

Some of you are probably thinking, whipped fish, really?  Trust me though, serve this as an appetizer at your next dinner party and you’re sure to wow your guests with this fancy, albeit super easy dish!     8 oz cream cheese, softened 4 oz smoked salmon […]

Greek Guac

I was craving some guac but we didn’t have all the ingredients on hand to make it.  So, I decided to improvise a bit and it ended up becoming a nod to Greece with the addition of the lemon and oregano. 1 ripe haas avocado […]

Buffalo Bites

I read online yesterday that The 44th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest submission deadline is April 20th.  Nothing like being under the gun to come up with a quick idea on the fly!  Tried this recipe out last night and they came out great.  I’m going to […]

Lettuce Pork Rolls

Realizing this is my fourth Asian inspired recipe on the site, I’m seeing a pattern here…. Anyway, this recipe is great for a quick and easy lunch on the weekends.   Light, flavorful and fast. Dressing: 1 tbs Asian fish sauce (see tips) juice of one […]

Tuna Tartare Boat

So, you want to think you’re all fancy and stuff.  You want to be that person that can whip up some totally gourmet tapas or ethereal amuse bouche at a moments notice for your guests.  You want to be that person that can construct an […]

The 70’s called, they want their eggs back

You’ve been waiting for years to finally show your grandma up. Here’s your chance! Deviled Eggs topped with scallions and crispy pancetta. A new spin on an old favorite!

Perfect Sauteed Shrimp

James doesn’t eat shrimp, both because he can’t stand them and because he’s allergic. However, in spite of this great culinary handicap, sauteed shrimp continues to be one of his signature dishes. The combination of heat, garlic, butter, shrimp and lemon combine in this dish to create a perfect pan sauce that coats the shrimp and delivers a mouthful of flavor that far exceeds the sum of its parts.