Tag: Recipe

Homemade pink velvet sprinkles


Let’s go pink for Valentine’s Day, ok? As a kid, I remember making homemade Valentines with my mom. This year, we BAKED homemade Valentines together. Last weekend my mama came for a visit and we spent nearly 24 hours in our aprons baking pink desserts. 24 hours might be an exaggeration, but between burning a [continue reading...]

Orange frothy


The other night as we were going to bed, I let out an exasperated, “winter sucks!” As if he could read my mind for once, Lucas echoed my concern, “…because stone fruits aren’t around!” Yup. That’s how I feel when the single sign on the what was once multiple crates of peaches reads, “End of [continue reading...]

Smoked salmon soba bowl


When you insist on experimenting with new recipes every single week, there are occasional meals when you and your husband awkwardly smile at one another from across the table and you know you’re both wishing you’d just ordered pizza instead. And still, he packs up the leftovers of whatever flop you just created and takes [continue reading...]

Whole wheat pizza with sweet potato sauce, kale, and shallots


Since I’ve tried my hand at a raw kale dish, tonight was part two in this experiment: cooked kale. Not only because I’ll never truly know how much I like kale until I try it with both preparation methods, but mostly because I had half a bunch of kale leftover that I wasn’t going to [continue reading...]

Roasted pears with cinnamon nutmeg whipped cream


If I didn’t have The Monterey Market to guide me, I don’t think I would ever have learned what fruits and vegetables are in season. If I went by Safeway’s produce section, it would seem everything’s in season all the time. Unlike Safeway, our little market down the street lets you know what’s in season [continue reading...]

Kale, ruby red grapefruit, and pine nut salad


In addition to my citrus kick, I’ve been on a mission to figure out a way to cook kale. Truth be told, it’s always scared me; I once baked kale chips and they were a little bitter. I never ate kale growing up, and I’m not sure I’ve ever been served a dish with kale. [continue reading...]

Seared scallops with blood orange gastrique and fried shallots


I declared this national citrus awareness day. Okay, so I don’t have that power, but when planning today’s meals, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the bins of citrus at the produce market: grapefruit, blood oranges, navel oranges, lemon, etc. Whatever I decided to cook, I would be incorporating these fruit. Whenever I think [continue reading...]

Spiced orange buttermilk biscuits with “Playhouse” honey


I have a vendetta against breakfast pastries. They are merely pretending to be dessert, but not going all the way. With a breakfast pastry, you get all the calories and fat of a truly scrumptious sweet, but not the flavor, texture, and sugar of a decadent dessert cake. I know many of you will argue [continue reading...]