Skinny Bierocks Buns

I woke up with THE WORST COLD this weekend you guys.  I feel like a big truck ran over my head. I know most people don’t like to cook in this situation, but when I’m feeling down, I feel the need to bake things.  Fluffy, comforting things. Bierocks are pillowy little buns of dough stuffed Continue Reading…

Farm Rich Mini Meatball Subs

After a very busy weekend I woke up this Monday Morning to two sick kids, neither of them in any condition to go to school.  After administering nebulizer treatments, doling out Tylenol, and making sure everybody was comfortable, I was finally on my way out the door five minutes after I was supposed to be Continue Reading…

Spicy Wild Blueberry, Chipotle, & Avocado Smoothie #WildYourSmoothie Contest

Disclaimer: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. I am really excited about entering the “Wild Your Smoothie” recipe contest this year.  Most of you Continue Reading…

Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole

PrintLoaded Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients2 40 ounce cans sweet potatoes in light syrup 8-16 ounces thick cut bacon 6 Tablespoons salted butter 1 tsp seasoning salt 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 Cup heavy cream 1 1/4 Cup sharp cheddar, grated 8 scallions Instructions1, Preheat oven Continue Reading…

Olive Oil and Orange Marinated Olives

I love an event that involves a picnic.  There is just nothing that says summer to me more than spreading out a big blanket and opening up a straw basket filled with delicious, pretty food. The fam and I recently indulged in an outdoor concert at Red Butte Gardens Amphitheatre at the University of Utah Continue Reading…

Spiral Waldorf Salad with Walnut Palmiers

I spent the day today doing something I love to do…creating a new recipe from an old classic.  I will say it a hundred times over that classics are classics for a reason.  When a dish is not only remembered, but made, ordered, and enjoyed for decades, it’s because it has a tendency to not just Continue Reading…

Five Minute Guacamole

Meet my breakfast today:  Guacamole. Not just rich, creamy, spicy, decadent guacamole though.  Five minute guacamole. There’s a very good reason I needed to find a way to make guacamole in five minutes, and it wasn’t just so I could eat it faster.  Usually, when I’m not eating it for breakfast, I am fixing guac Continue Reading…

Manhattan Meatball Sliders

You all have heard me talk about the dinner Chad and I had at Joey Campanaro’s restaurant The Little Owl in Manhattan last November.   If not, be sure to check it out here.  It was a night just filled with delicious food that truly inspired me. One of the dishes that Chef Campanaro is famous Continue Reading…

Herbed Mushroom Gravy on Polenta Cakes

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately working on my cookbook.  You think you have made a lot of recipes until you set out to fill up a nice, plump, well-rounded book, then you realize you better get cooking! ….And styling, and photographing, and editing…oh, heavens, where is my wine! Ahem.  Yes, I am Continue Reading…

Vegan Mushroom Risotto

Yes, friends, you read that blog title correctly…it says VEGAN Mushroom Risotto.  I know my love for cooking with butter, cream, and animal fats of all kinds does not go unnoticed when one peruses through my blog, but I do have an appreciation for specialty diets that goes back to my college days when I Continue Reading…