Chicken-Grape Salad with Sautéed Potatoes, Sweet Spiced Pecans and Lemon-Mustard Dressing

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Did you know you can invite people (presumably friends or family) over for a meal and serve only salad? It’s true: you could consider salad to be a “one-pot meal” of sorts! Okay, let’s be realistic:  I wouldn’t serve just salad without a nice, rustic loaf of bread, drinks and of course, a fantastic dessert! […]

Pommes Anna

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How pretty is this?  I know!  And it’s delicious! Now picture, if you will, that Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs are resting right on top.  Can you imagine how good the sauce from the ribs would be, seeping into the tiny crevices of these thinly sliced potatoes? Pommes Anna, or Anna Potatoes, is a classic French […]

Salt Potatoes With Fresh Dill and Mascarpone

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I’ve been told I can be a tiny bit controlling in my kitchen.  It’s probably true.  After all, my kitchen is my retreat. I have a bit of affection for each of my appliances and every single pot and cooking tool. Last week I had to try very hard not to steer my adorable seven-year-old […]

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