Caramel Apple + Whiskey Clafoutis

Classic French, with a splash of Irish.  Pretty much sums up me.  It also sums up this dish.  Here I go again with the whiskey. Caramel Apple and Irish Whiskey Clafoutis, text, recipe… Continue reading

BAM! (aka Bacon Jam) inspired by Skillet

BAM! Yup. Bacon jam. Allow us to explain. Once upon a time in a land called Seattle there was a diner dubbed Skillet that was—actually, still is—known throughout the land for burgers slathered with a… Continue reading

Basil Jalapeño Margarita: Inspired by the Bowery Hotel

A balmy night at the Bowery Hotel in New York City is best paired with a refreshing cocktail. Anyone who knows me is aware of my love for heated margaritas, predominantly jalepeño or… Continue reading

Pimentón Roast Chicken and Potatoes

Bird’s the word.  The word for this bird is wonderful.  Simple, flavourful comfort food that is hearty and pleasing.  Pair with a side salad (I will be posting many options shortly) and you… Continue reading

Cocktail Hour: The Brandy Old Fashioned

I love me a classic cocktail.  I love me many classic cocktails in a row.  And recently, I have taken a detour from my go-to Manhattan to sip on the Old Fashioned.  Laugh… Continue reading

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Apple Cider Slaw

Pulled pork makes me want to be barefoot, in overalls, sitting on a gingham blanket while listening to CCR.  If it doesn’t have that effect on you, I completely understand (fingers crossed) but… Continue reading

Mousse au Chocolat: From France, with Love

There is nothing that makes me happier than large cat-eye sunglasses, mousse au chocolat, a glass of bordeaux and a cigarette (sorry, but it is the truth in this situation) while sitting outdoors… Continue reading

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes: Inspired by Sarabeths

Ahhh.  There is something about Sarabeth’s that makes me nostalgic for early, early summer manhattan mornings, when I would beat the brunch crowd to peacefully peruse the NY Times while savoring every forkful… Continue reading

Pear + Ginger Muffins: Inspired by Two Little Red Hens

I could write a love letter to Two Little Red Hens Bakery in New York City  My 5th floor walkup around the corner from this beloved UES bakery was made much more… Continue reading

Scalloped Potato Gratin, featuring Sweet + Yukon Gold

Cheese and potatoes.  Like peanut butter and jelly, in my books.  My best friend and I joke that we fuel ourselves on these two ingredients, and nothing makes us happier than finding a… Continue reading

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