Category: American

Eggy Bread

eggy bread

I couldn’t resist making this berries-stuffed French toast after watching Jamie Oliver’s short series on healthy foods and people around the globe. He travels the globe to find the healthiest people and how they live and eat. Throughout the series,…

Classic Braised Beef

braised chuck

This is definitely a favorite go to of mine. Strips of beef chuck seared and simmered in a broth with tomatoes, beef stock, oregano, onions, garlic and carrots for 2 hours until fork tender. I serve it with brown rice.…

Tuscan Kale Salad with Grilled Steak

tuscan kale salad with steak

If you’ve been to True Food Kitchen, you’ve probably tried their Tuscan Kale Salad. It is so fresh and perfectly dressed, every time. I can never get enough of it. North Italia, a sister restaurant, serves that same delicious kale…

Chocolate Stout Brownie Cake

brownie cake

This healthier, less sugary, and fluffier brownie cake is my new favorite. The texture is rich and spongy, almost cheesecake-like, and the flavor is sweet but perfectly balanced with a dark chocolate stout. I love enjoying this satisfying snack with my…

Seafood Gumbo

seafood gumbo

January calls for hearty winter seafood gumbo. This is a cross between a traditional gumbo and a jambalaya that has shrimp, scallops, andouille sausage. Serve the gumbo with rice, pasta or bread. This recipe serves about 8 to 10, but the recipe can be…

Churro Cheesecake Bars

churro cheesecake bar

Those of you who know me or have seen my recipes know that when it comes to baked goods, I don’t make anything that takes more than 30 minutes of prep time. I shamefully admit that even 30 minutes feels…

Chicken Gremolata

chicken gremolata

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have no doubt that there are plenty of turkeys, cranberry, stuffing, potatoes and pies going around. And if not, I’m sure there’s good food somewhere sometime. So enjoy. Life is too short to waste a Thanksgiving. We will…

Game Day Chili Sub

chili sub 2

Oh Boy. This chili. This is an adapted recipe from chef Michael Symon on ABC’s The Chew. Slow cooked pork shoulder along with stout, tomatoes, stock, and a variety spices, then served on a sub with sour cream, fresh cilantro…