Perfect Roast Potatoes & A Simple Salad

Again, I share a recipe adapted from the always inspiring and forever creative, Jamie Oliver. When I think of comfort food, I think of these roasted potatoes: perfectly flavored, satisfyingly crunchy on the outside, and fluffy pillows on the inside. While there a few steps involved, it really is quite a simple recipe that pairs with just about anything….

Rosemary & Chili Honey Roasted Almonds

A little sweet, a hint of savory, perfectly salty, & delightfully spicy, these roasted almonds make for a perfect snack or accompaniment to a cheese board. You can roast raw almonds, but by soaking your nuts, seeds, legumes, & grains for several hours will allow the final product to be brought to its fullest nutritional…

Fried Baby Artichokes with Herbed Yogurt Dip

The fried artichokes are an easy and unexpected appetizer when they are in season. Lovely crunchy bites dipped in a creamy herbed yogurt dip are the perfect compliment to a chilled glass of pinot grigio on a Spring evening. This dish comes from Ina Garten, and I have listed the recipe as it is on…

Egg Salad Bites

So, if you are a regular reader, you know that I am a pretty regular snacker. Jediah’s uncle gave us a bounty of eggs from his chickens this weekend, so I thought, making a egg salad would be the perfect treat. Honestly, I don’t make hard-boiled eggs much because I lack the patience of, yes, peeling the shell…

Grilled Zucchini Bites With Pesto & Cherry Tomato Sauce

One of my co-workers was lovely enough to share some zucchini & squash (including the flowers!) from her garden and immediately my mind began to reel with ideas. I settled on thoughts of basil pesto, chili infused ricotta, and Parmesan. Although there seems to be a few steps and layers, this is simple and looks really gorgeous. Basil Pesto This…