Happy First Day of Spring! I love to celebrate the first day of each season with a really special salad. This salad, full of my favorite spring veggies, was kind of fun to put together. ( Though I will be the first to admit that I have zero flower arranging skills.) But find yourself some […]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all who celebrate this holiday! Since I am a year round fan of Bailey’s Irish Cream, of course I wanted to include it in a fun & festive cupcake recipe. Buttermilk is one of the key ingredients in these light and airy cupcakes. They are soft and light in texture, […]
Top ‘o the morning to ya! Get ready to enjoy a variety of wonderful Irish inspired bread! A group of amazing bakers, The Bread Bakers, come together once a month to share a common bread baking theme. This month, Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm, chose Irish bread. One of my […]
When you are done grating all the cheese that you can from your hunk of Parmigano Reggiano, don’t throw away the rind! Put them in a baggie and tuck them away in the back of your refrigerator’s cheese drawer. They are the key ingredient to one of the most delicious broths you will ever taste. […]
I love simple dinners. Who doesn’t, right? Well this pan seared cod dish is prepped and cooked in less than a half an hour. Beautiful, seasoned cod fillets are pan seared and covered in a spicy, sweet salsa made with blood oranges, cara cara oranges, pink grapefruit, avocado and purple onion. It’s as comforting as […]
I love the combination of soft greens and crunchy veggies in my salads. In this three pea salad, tender mache mingles with crunchy snap & snow peas and fresh, sweet English peas. All bathed in a light and lemony thyme vinaigrette.
I don’t know about you, but I can eat potatoes in any form! This potato casserole is among my favorites. Thinly sliced potatoes are baked in a garlic cream sauce studded with fresh thyme. Warm and creamy and slightly crunchy, these Dauphinoise potatoes are a perfect side to any meal.
Do you have a favorite herb? Mine is most definitely tarragon. I love to cook with it and I love to bake with it. And I especially love adding it to salads and dressings. This is a super light, tart and tangy vinaigrette flavored with fresh lemons, mustard, garlic and the subtly sweet taste of […]
I’m not sure, but I think cabbage is one of those vegetables you either love or you hate. I happen to love it, though I only tend to eat it in slaws in the summer, and as a roasted side in the winter. And as St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I find myself thinking about how to […]
There was a time when I would have told you that I don’t care very much for whiskey. But then I made some home made Irish Cream and realized that a whole bottle of whiskey goes into the making of that luscious liqueur. Now Jameson’s Irish Whiskey is among my favorites. And it’s what […]