Sicilian Caponata

This week, I’m sharing what I’m eating, and right now, I’m eating caponata. I made this year’s first batch a few weeks ago, and memories filled my kitchen almost as […]

Cheddar Bacon Cheese Ball Bites 

The cheese ball: a harbinger of both Christmas past and present. It’s an old school app and it’s just what your party needs. Why make one cheeseball when you can […]

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

It’s go time! The last minute is officially here and there are two things I know for sure: leftovers are very important and don’t forget about breakfast for Thanksgiving morning. […]

Bring Back the Relish Tray

You’ve got plenty of things to cook right now. How about something to be grateful for that you don’t have to cook? Bring back the relish tray. It’s a great […]

Blueberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer and Blueberry-Chia Seed Jam

And just like that, it’s Labor Day. We were just summering along and the next thing you know it’s back to school, back to work, and I am pretty sure […]

Kentucky Benedictine Spread

The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 4th, and this year’s race at Churchill Downs promises a staggering $3 million purse.  Steeped in rituals and pageantry and […]

Dublin Lawyer

  And now for something completely different…   The extra light from daylight savings, the rapidly approaching arrival of spring, and the beloved celebration of St. Patrick’s Day have turned all […]

Caprese Salad With Melon

Big, juicy sun-ripened tomatoes are everywhere - the grocery store, the farmer’s market, and mostly on my counter.  Something about them makes you live in the moment.  Their vibrant, fiery […]

Retro Roka Blue Appetizers

  Every December, the chatter turns to cocktail parties, what to serve, and before long I am saying, ”There was this recipe my mom used to make…”  Of all the holiday […]

Grilled Zucchini Caprese Stacks

Hold on to those Pumpkin Spice Lattes, summer rages on.  Another week of excessive heat and more of that smoke and I think what we all need right now is […]

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