Summer Bruschetta & Garlic Chard

September is my favorite month. It’s like setting the reset button on the year. The air gets a bit crisper, we get to wear fall clothes, we’re all back to work, back to school and looking down the road toward things like (dare I say) the holidays. September is “festival month” here in Portland with … Continue reading

Classic Creme Brulee

Do you? Creme Brulee, or Burned Cream may sound like a recipe that requires a certificate from Le Cordon Bleu to make. The truth is it’s the one dessert I’ve made over and over again without fail. It’s something you can make ahead and I’ve never met a kid that didn’t devour it. It’s sweet … Continue reading

Sunday Greek Yogurt Pancakes

For years I thought I was inept at making a good pancake. We grew up eating Bisquick and no matter the occasion the result was, without fail, pancakes that were heavy and (likely) burned. Not enough milk, too much milk. Over beaten. Heat too high. OK, I may have learned a few things since then … Continue reading

Holiday Treats

Greetings lovely people! We also made French Chocolate Bark, courtesy of Ina Garten which is incredibly easy and gluten-free. For those that particularly need heart healthy treats (like my grandfather) we made heart-healthy banana bread. We also made dark chocolate cranberry cookies and Martha Stewart’s gluten-free hazelnut shortbread. I committed to sending holiday cookie packages … Continue reading

Easy Pea Soup

It’s soup season in these parts. If I could eat soup every meal of every day I would. To me nothing is more comforting, and honestly last night’s election was a little close for comfort so reinforcements were necessary! I grew up eating split pea soup but really prefer the taste when made with fresh … Continue reading

Roasted Eggs and Autumn Squash

OK guys, ever stumped about what to do with those yellow, funny looking squash? Yea, me too. I had these yellow squash that frankly I wasn’t sure how to cook but Bryce and I needed a project today after school. We picked them up at the pumpkin patch and intended to paint them along with … Continue reading

Stuffed Zucchini

This weekend wrapped up the much-anticipated FEAST PORTLAND that was, quite actually more than what we hoped it to be. Not just great food, but great inspiration and a feeling of fantastic community. The production was flawless and even though there were an additional 10,000 people in town, there were zero lines and zero attitude. … Continue reading