Friday Flowers: Morning Glories and Roasted Hatch Chile Zucchini Bread


My Hatch Chile Festival is coming to a close . . . though I might throw a few on the grill this Labor Day Weekend. And my final Hatch Chile recipe is a sweet one. A very sweet one! Sweet and subtly spicy!

Hatch Chile Shrimp Sauté with Coconut Rice


Is bragging always a bad thing? What if it’s about something really fantastic you’ve done? Like say, cooking one of the most delicious meals you’ve ever tasted?

Roasted Hatch Chile Cornbread Casserole {Gluten-Free Recipe}


I’m having a Hatch Chile Festival. In my kitchen. (This is not to be confused with the enormous Hatch Chile festival going on Labor Day Weekend in New Mexico.  My kitchen is a bit smaller than New Mexico.)

Roasted Hatch Chile Pepper Jack, Bacon and Eggs


At the moment, Hatch chile peppers are to the culinary world what skinny jeans are to the fashion world. They’re hot! Hatch Chiles are a prized New Mexican chile and are available in August and September. These favorite Southwestern chiles are grown in the Mesilla Valley, just north of Las Cruces, where the sunlight is […]

Peach Caprese with Balsamic Glaze


Traditional Caprese, as you probably know, is made of fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. This Insalata Caprese is thought to have originated in Capri, hence its name. My Caprese originated in my mind — a place not quite as glamorous as Capri.  It features thinly sliced peaches and asparagus.  It’s as colorful as it […]

No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake


This year my kids had a special, albeit brief, eight-week summer vacation — the normal amount of weeks is twelve.  Well, school has started now, and it’s been a big adjustment for all of us. Just as we were getting in our groove of pajamas all day, late breakfasts and late bedtimes, we found ourselves […]

Cooking On The Weekends + Sandstone Melons


True story: A little over a year ago, I ran out for some sushi rolls at our local market and returned home with the best melon I’ve ever tasted — a Sugar Kiss.  (Good thing the produce department had a tray of samples out, because I can’t pass those by!) After my family and I […]

Friday Flowers: Jupiter’s Beard and Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Sometimes I buy a bag of trail mix specifically for any pieces of chocolate it might include. (And by “sometimes,” I mean “always.”) The last time I was eating trail mix, my husband said, “I don’t know why you don’t just eat a bag of chocolate.”