Monday, May 22, 2017

Mini Pavlovas

These are actually quite easy to make and look fabulous.  You'll enjoy the juxtaposition of the cruchy meringue with the soft whipped cream and fresh fruit.

Yield: 18-21 servings

Monday, May 15, 2017

Farmhouse Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

We've been experimenting with a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches recently.  This pulls together a lot of strong flavors: horseradish, cheddar, rye, bacon, to make for a tasty mid-day meal.

Yield: 2 sandwiches


Monday, May 8, 2017

Pork Nachos

I used a mango habanero salsa to give these nachos a unique flavor.  Pick your favorite, bake 'em up, and enjoy a platter of pork nachos!

Yield: 2 servings, to share

Monday, May 1, 2017

Lemon Gelato

This is the best gelato you've ever tasted.  It's so creamy with strong lemon flavor that is super potent.

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, April 17, 2017

Lemon Avocado Grilled Cheese

The strong lemon flavor of this homemade pesto pairs perfectly with the mild flavor of the provolone cheese.  Gwen has labeled this her "favorite grilled cheese ever."

Yield: 2 sandwiches


Monday, April 10, 2017

Guacamole on Rye Toast

The Serrano peppers give the guacamole just a little bit of kick, which is balanced out by the cream cheese.  A great finger food to serve before any meal.

Yield: 2 servings

Monday, April 3, 2017

Orange Liqueur Ice Cream

This is like eating an orange dreamscicle.  Pair it with your favorite cookie and enjoy.

Yield: 12 two-scoop servings


Rye Bread

The smell of homemade bread baking, the strong caraway seeds becoming more flavorful from the roasting.

Yield: 2 loaves


Monday, March 20, 2017

Artichoke & Lemon Pesto

The strong flavor of this pesto really sets it apart from the conventional recipes.  Use it on simple toasted bread for an appetizer (like I did), or put it with your favorite pasta.

Yield: 2 cups pesto

Monday, March 13, 2017

Breakfast Popper Grilled Cheese

The fruit jam perfectly complements the goat cheese's strong taste for a match made in heaven.

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Pork Tenderloin with Vermouth Sauce

The pork comes out very tender, with the fennel adding a distinctive flavor that is picked up when you de-glaze the pan.

Yield: 6 servings

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake


This is an amazing cake.  The flour-less base is very soft, and the two mousse layers just melt in your mouth.  It's well-worth the work.

Yield: 12 servings