Homemade Caesar Dressing

I didn’t have anchovy paste (optional) but this dressing still came out perfect, even the nine year old approves! Ingredients: Directions:

Simple Ramen

This is an evolving recipe, but here is the first iteration. We will be adding more ingredients to it as we work on it, but the simple one is great for picky eaters (i.e. my 9 year old). Ingredients: Directions:

Product Review: Microplane Rasp Grater

When I started making my own salad dressings (and lasagna – see chicken lasagna recipe) I realized the importance of a good microplane. I couldn’t believe how often I needed to create zest. After having a lower quality version of this one, I can tell you the one at Williams Sonoma is now my favorite….

Product Review: Chocolate Heat

There are two things that I can’t get enough of in this world: chocolate and spicy foods. This Fire Hiney Chocolate hot sauce provides the best of both. A phenomenal Belgian chocolate sauce with a spicy kick to it, this concoction will literally knock your socks off. No more boring apple slices at work! No…

Simple White Pasta Sauce

I like calling this one an emergency pasta sauce as well since I was in a pinch with no tomatoes. Here is a simple white sauce that is super easy to make. INGREDIENTS: DIRECTIONS:

The Award Winning Burger Recipe

Behold, the award winning French Onion Soup Burger! These are cooked on the stove in a cast iron skillet. INGREDIENTS: DIRECTIONS: INSTRUCTIONS: (Pro tip – do not smash down the burgers while in the cast iron skillet – the juice will release and the burgers will be dry)

Smoky Orange Vinaigrette

1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 tbsp orange marmalade 1 tbsp water 1 tsp honey 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 small shallot – minced 1/4 cup olive oil Kosher Salt Freshly ground pepper I love homemade salad dressings, but some of the recipes are hit or miss. Tried this one over spinach, goat cheese, cashews and baked…

Cold Quinoa Salad

INGREDIENTS: Salad: 1 english cucumber – chopped 1 can drained garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4 cup shelled pistachios 2 cups chilled cooked Quinoa 1/4 cup chopped basil or mint 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup diced red onion Dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 2…