Cherry tomato confit with garlic, shallots, and fresh herbs is the appetizer on repeat that I've made every single week of summer. With less than 5 minutes of prep time (YES, REALLY!), this dish cooks itself with practically no effort on your part and will become the star of your table. What is confit? Confit cooking is a French method of preserving food in which ingredients are cooked slowly, typically in their own fat. For instance,...
Blistered shisito peppers are the addictive vegetable side dish you never knew you needed! They're salty, crunchy, and absolutely perfect. Bet you can't stop after one! My love for blistered shisito peppers knows no bounds. No joke, I could sit down and eat this entire tray for dinner solo. Here's everything you need to know to make these cute little peps a reality. And P.S. these make the absolute BEST snack while hanging out and...
Roasted garlic and sun-dried tomato focaccia requires a little planning ahead (the dough is best when rested for 8-24 hours), but you will not be able to stop eating this crispy, flavorful bread! I am so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and taught myself how to make focaccia. With the help of a stand mixer, homemade focaccia bread is far easier than you'd think. A there's no kneading by hand (hallelujah!). Here, I have...
Flaky puff pastry with spinach and feta, baked and topped with everything bagel seasoning. The perfect appetizer! All hail these mighty Israeli cheese bourekas! I'm not kidding when I say these are like little crack-filled pillows and highly addictive. Something about the salty cheese, crunchy puff pastry, and sprinkling of everything bagel seasoning on top just screams, "eat me!" and they disappear lightning fast! Are these cuties difficult to make? Nope! Do they take time? Sadly, yes. But...
Possibly the only thing I adore more than carbs is cheese. It's no surprise, then, that I am head-over-heels, madly in love with crostini topped with, say, whipped ricotta. And if you put a tray of these roasted grape crostini in front of me at a party? Forget it, I won't be leaving the kitchen all night. Food Advertising by Roasting grapes is magical. If you throw a bunch of grapes in the oven...
In my never ending search to find recipes that truly 'wow,' layered smoked salmon dip currently rests pretty damn high on the list. Food Advertising by To the point where I'm annoyed I didn't come across it sooner. It's comfort food, but for grown ups. I'm in this unique place professionally where I'm both trying to find my style as a recipe developer, while constantly building upon my skills as a photographer. There...
Creamy herbed feta dip. Food Advertising by I've resorted to Italics because I couldn't tell if you were paying attention. Let me be the first to say there is no shame in locking yourself in your bedroom and eating this with a spoon. There is a slight possibility that I'm saying this for my benefit and not yours. For those of you who are more civilized than I, serve it simply with baked pita chips (make...
It's been over a week since Thanksgiving. We survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Some of us controlled ourselves, and others were caught red-handed, accused of spending too much money. But it was a gift! And it's for you! Well, for us. Okay, it's for me... You might think that now is the time to sit back, relax, and enjoy holiday music, but beware, the holiday season waits for no one and...
Say hello to the only appetizer you need for Thanksgiving. Actually, I take that back. Not just Thanksgiving. You could serve this on a Tuesday! Or a Saturday! You could make this for lunch and be living your best life by noon. My taste testers (a sample size of roughly 15 people -- aka: friends and teachers at my kids' school whom I throw food at weekly) all agreed: total home run. Also, it's...
Organized chaos. That's what I see when I look at this photo. Ironically, that's also what I see when I look at my life. Sometimes the pieces fit together in a way that seems unbalanced, but upon looking closer we realize that everything is more or less okay, even when we're hanging off the edge a little bit. Reflecting on the last three months, it's inspiring to see my growth as a photographer (can I...
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