Roasted Cauliflower with Carrot Puree

When I first started cooking on my own (I’m not going to say how long ago that was), butter was my best friend! Don’t worry – butter and I are still BFF’s in the kitchen, but it feels natural to expand to other fats as well. Where the standard meat and potato meal (with butter)…

Charcuterie Board

Here I go – jumping on the proverbial bandwagon of the popular meat and cheese plate. These have been around forever and I have made my fair share over time, but have always been hesitant to post about them because of the sheer volume of combinations that can be built can be a bit intimidating….

Citrus and Burrata Salad

This salad is what I think of whenever I see Burratta cheese. Burratta is one of my favorite, if not the best cheese in the world! I know that’s a bold statement, especially from someone originally native to Wisconsin, who grew up on standard cheddar and American cheese. If you haven’t had burratta, find yourself…

Leek and Potato Soup

I may say this every time I make soup, but here it is again… I’m not a huge soup person. I love the aroma that a delicate, layered broth sends throughout the home, but soup is still not my go- to in most circumstances. It is not the same for Eric – he loves soups…

Seared Cauliflower with Corn

It happens every spring/summer – Everything is Growing! Everything turns green! We plant our Herbs (and this year some veggies/greens, too)! It has been a nice spring, warm, wet and still a decent amount of sun. Now I was told quite a while ago, by a wise man with a green thumb (that would be…

Ponzu Cucumber Salad

There is a fun dynamic on certain foods in my house.  There are some no-one likes (eggplant – I want to, but even I don’t.)  There are lots we all like (chicken, tacos, Eggs Benedict – this list could go on).  But then there are those that some like, some don’t like and some like,…

Three Bean Vinegrette Salad

Lunches during the workday can be a challenge for me…I don’t want to order in and I don’t want the same thing every day, but at 6:30 in the morning, if I haven’t planned ahead, it is going to be one of those two options. That is why I like this recipe. The salad is…

Accidental Leek Tart

There is a reason that this is called the ‘Accidental’ Leek Tart.  Let me tell you a story of our Easter holiday in Wisconsin this year.  It was to be an Easter / two birthday celebration.  The dinner included a fantastic meal and the whole weekend included much laughter. In planning the meal with my…

Cheesy Homemade Garlic Bread

Life moves really fast sometimes – where it becomes so easy for us to buy all of the pre-made frozen garlic bread and just cook that up whenever pasta is on the menu.  This recipe may take a few minutes longer than it’s frozen counterpart, but it is super easy and definitely a fresher option….

Caramelized Onions

Absolutely love the sweet flavor that develops from cooking onions low and slow with salt, sugar and butter.  The caramelization gives the best onion flavor that can be used with anything.  It goes great on toast, pizzas, with beef, burgers, soups, salads, or if you are a true onion fan, straight out the jar. Now…