Butternut Squash Panzanella

Serves 6 4 c. peeled and diced butternut squash (1/2″ dice) 1/2 cup + 2 1/2 T.  olive oil 1 T. chopped fresh sage gray sea salt (or whatever!  this is what the original recipe called for) and freshly ground pepper 1/2 lb. Brussel sprouts, ends trimmed, sliced in half 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced […]

Chicken Soup with Chicken Meatballs and Tortellini

I’ll tell you — I made two soups for a family dinner one day, and my family wiped out this one and barely touched the other.  Now, I’m not sure if the other one was just awful — but THIS soup has been wiped out on three other occasions.  I.    Love.    It. Chicken […]

Brown Butter Nuts with Rosemary and Thyme

10 cups mixed nuts such as pecans, cashews, whole skin-on almonds, Marcona almonds, and peanuts 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 5 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only Directions Preheat oven to […]

Roasted Potato Stacks with Thyme

Super easy, super pretty, super tasty! INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. Yukon gold potatoes Salt and pepper 2 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves METHOD: 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Make the garlic oil: combine the olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan and slowly warm […]

Steak Salad with Watercress, Shallots and Stilton

Last night’s dinner. umma-umma-umma-yummmmmmmmm!! Serves 4 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard Kosher salt 12- to 14-oz. strip steak or rib eye (1 inch thick) Freshly ground black pepper 4 large shallots, sliced 1/4 inch thick (about 1-1/2 cups) 6 cups (lightly packed) […]

Raspberry Clementini

and for dessert . . . I saw this on a cooking show recently and quickly scrawled the recipe on a piece of paper.  I can remember the bartender who made it — but I can’t remember the name of the drink or the show it was on . . . so I renamed it. […]

Parmesan, Pecans and Thyme Crackers

‘Tis the season for Christmas parties and lots of supermarket refrigerated section dips and chips. I think the reason I like to cook so much is that I want to make sure that when I go to a party, there’s something there that I will like to eat. So, when I went to one of […]