Donna’s Macaroni Salad

Our mom, Donna, made the best macaroni salad. Her legacy includes three daughters who still make her recipes, and this is one of my absolute favorites. I was very young when my mom first taught me to make this family summer favorite. When my older brother tasted it that first time, he was a little […]

Simple BBQ Sauce

You too, can grill this way if you choose. Simply roast your choice of meats in advance, and have them ready to finish on the grill with this simple sauce. Then enjoy your own delicious party sooner than later.

Roasted Garlic Butter

I have wanted to share this recipe for a long time now because it’s always been a staple of mine. It’s extremely useful, especially when you are at a (temporary) loss for how to add flavor to any savory dish.

Salt&Spice Best-Cookies-Ever, for Kennedy and Heather

This recipe was an experiment that did not yield the result I was hoping for. That day, I had a business appointment with my friend/new client Heather, at her home and I knew her little girl would be there. To thank them for their time and hospitality, I couldn’t resist taking them a little gift […]

Italian-crumbed Chicken with Summer Tomato Salad

Once upon a time, I dreamed of being such a great Chef that I could just open my fridge and know exactly what splendid creation to make with a bunch of random foods. Well. With all due modesty, this recipe is something like that ;). One fresh vinaigrette dressing brings chicken thighs and summer fresh […]

Virus Crisis => Homestay Season => Healthier Eating

In order to stay uplifted as much as possible these last few months, I subscribed to the Good News Network’s free e-letter (M-F). Many of their stories have both warmed my heart and given me lots of ideas to share on social media.  Most recently, a story appeared with results from a Corona Cooking Survey […]

Carved Crudite Platter with Lemon Hummus Dip

I promise that you can rock this platter this summer and guests will love it. (Vegetarian/vegan guests will love you for it.) It’s way easier than it appears. Get a sharp paring knife, large Chef’s knife, and crinkle cutter ready – you’ve got this.

Simple Black Beans

Creamy cooked beans are both nourishing and nutritious, so this recipe is a keeper. I do love to cook dried beans on occasion, but I promised simple here. A quality can of black beans will absolutely do, and it makes the prep a snap.

Mediterranean Street Food

This recipe is one of my most popular ever. I first made it around 8 or 9 years ago, when I was brand-new at my post as a Spanish Bar Chef.