Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Tiramisu

Gwen's favorite cake for her 35th birthday.  Serve alongside some honey-ginger ice cream for a perfect dessert.

Yield: One 9"x13" Tiramisu + One 7"x9" Tiramisu

Honey-Ginger Ice Cream

This ice cream was a perfect complement to a tiramisu.  The ginger is strong enough to taste, but not enough to overpower your palette.

Yield: 3 quarts ice cream

Monday, November 27, 2017

Breakfast Piglet Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Gwen is always on the lookout for a new grilled cheese sandwich.  This is a great combination of flavors to start your morning.

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Monday, November 20, 2017

Baked Goat Cheese Alfredo with Bacon

A big, filling pasta dish that adds in the unique flavor of goat cheese (Gwen's favorite) and bacon (everyone's favorite).

Yield: 10 servings

Monday, November 13, 2017

Strawberry Sorbet

After spending a morning picking & cleaning fresh strawberries, it was time to sit back and enjoy!

Yield: 8-10 servings (2 scoops per serving)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Toxic Waste Mac and Cheese

Gwen brings us a Halloween-themed macaroni dish that is gross to look at and delicious to eat.

Yield: 16 servings

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Roasted Poblano Mac & Cheese

We're always on the search for a good mac & cheese recipe.  The peppers add some good flavor without making it too spicy.

Yield: 15 servings

Monday, October 2, 2017

Pistachio Coconut Cake

This cake combines three of Gwen's favorite things together: pistachios, coconut, and green.

Yield: 14 servings

Monday, September 25, 2017

Hot Sausage & Cabbage Stir-Fry Wraps

Gwen was in the mood to cook up some stir-fry (as she is often wont to do), and made these tasty wraps.  An easy, tasty dinner.

Yield: 4 servings, 2 wraps per serving

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cherry Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

We wanted to make some ice cream, but couldn't find a recipe that we liked.  After poking around for a while, I finally just decided to try some random ingredients that sounded good.  Boy, that was the right decision.

Be sure to make the fudge sauce to go on top!

Yield: 10-12 two-scoop servings

Fudge Sauce

Yes, this is the fudge sauce recipe you've been looking for.  It pours on smooth, has a creamy texture, and will freeze almost solid on the cold ice cream.

Yield: 4-5 cups

Monday, September 11, 2017

Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

This is very easy to toss together and makes a ton of chicken.  You can easily scale-up or -down the yield by prepping more or less chicken.

Yield: 8 servings, 2 drumsticks per serving

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Chocolate-Coconut Ice Cream

Nothing beats homemade ice cream on a warm summer evening.  You'll fall in love with this creamy, chocolaty dessert.

Yield: 10-12 two-scoop servings

Monday, August 14, 2017

Grilled Pork Chops with Arugula Noodles

I was feeling a little adventurous this weekend and decided to experiment a bit.  It's not everyday that you decide to turn vegetables into noodles, and we were quite happy with the outcome.

We did 100% arugula in the noodles.  Next time we'll do a 50/50 split between arugula and spinach to soften the taste a bit.

Yield: 6 servings

Monday, August 7, 2017

Lime, Coconut, Avocado Gelato

Don't be turned off by the odd ingredients: the avocado brings a rich creaminess that fits perfectly with gelato.

Yield: 10-12 two-scoop servings

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Peach Balsamic Ice Cream

Right now you're thinking, "vinegar, in ice cream?!  Really?"  Yes, really.  The balsamic will bring out the flavor of the peaches and really make them pop.  A few people have tried this and everyone agreed that it was great.

Have a little faith.

Yield: 8-10 servings (2 scoops per serving)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Stuffed Pork Loin

If you're looking for one of the best pork dishes you've ever eaten, then look no further.  This is one of the most tender, moist pork roasts I've ever eaten.  And the cherries give the stuffing a great flavor.  Well worth the prep time.

Yield: 12-14 servings

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sesame Seed Cookies

These cookies have just the slightest hint of anise, perfectly complementing the sesame & butter taste.

Yield: 34 cookies

Monday, June 26, 2017

Nectarine Pizza

The strong balsamic flavor is a good counterpoint to the sweetness of toasted nectarines.

Yield: 1 12-inch pizza

Monday, June 19, 2017

Garden Vegetable Frittata

This is a hearty, satisfying dish that fits equally well for dinner as it does for breakfast.

Yield: 10 servings

Monday, June 12, 2017

Raspberry Sorbet

Strong, tangy raspberry flavor gives this sorbet a potent taste that can be eaten by itself or alongside another dessert.

Yield: 8-10 servings (2 scoops per serving)

Monday, June 5, 2017

Fondant Potatoes

This is our new favorite way to prepare potatoes.  The hard, crusty top is juxtaposed by the soft, tender middle.  And the thyme imparts just enough aroma to get your mouth watering while it cooks.

Yield: 3 servings, 2 potatoes per serving

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Onion Ricotta Pizza

I don't normally do vegetarian, but for onions & ricotta I will make an exception.

Yield: 1 12-inch Pizza

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