Picture a pan-seared salmon drowning in a creamy Parmesan sauce with garlic, olives, tomatoes, spinach, and fresh basil. This sexy recipe is the perfect date night dinner – and it’s ready in 30 minutes! What’s not to love? Present to the table in its cooking vessel. Ladle into bowls and serve with warm crusty breadContinue reading “Creamy Tuscan Salmon “
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Fresh Summer Tomato Tartlet on Puff Pastry
Chef Gigi’s Sliced Puff Pastry, Herbed Riccota and Sliced Fresh Tomato Tart
Homemade Churros with Chocolate Sauce!
All you need is a few simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes for hot, crispy Homemade Churros with Chocolate Sauce! Churros are traditional Spanish desserts. They are popular in Spain, France, the Philippines, Portugal, South America, and the Southwestern US States. Now we know why! For the Churro Batter You’ll Need 2 cup waterContinue reading “Homemade Churros with Chocolate Sauce!”
Not-So-Traditional Bulgarian Banitsia
Banitsa is a famous cheese, yogurt, and egg pie. Historically renowned dish of Balkan cuisine and typically served for special events. I can’t get enough of it. Based on my geographical location and ingredients, this recipe still has enormous flavor; the sharp feta cheese with the richness of the eggs and yogurt is a perfectContinue reading “Not-So-Traditional Bulgarian Banitsia”
Charred Beef Tip with Chinese Five Spice and Grilled Cara Cara Oranges
Chinese five-spice is pungent and encompasses all five tastes—sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami—and uses five different spices. This dynamic Asian seasoning is a mixture of star anise, cloves, Chinese cinnamon, Szechuan peppercorns, and fennel seeds. It’s easy to make at home, but it’s ok to purchase it premade too. I usually pair it withContinue reading “Charred Beef Tip with Chinese Five Spice and Grilled Cara Cara Oranges”
Homemade English Muffins
This recipe is so user friendly and satisfying. I like to use buttermilk for a pleasant, sour tang. The use of bread flour is for an incredible chewy bite. The dough will naturally be sticky, In essence, this is a good sign; the mixture contains optimal hydration, which will yield the traditional nooks and cranniesContinue reading “Homemade English Muffins”
The Brussel Sprout Files!
Below is a formula sure to make your Brussel sprouts are a success no matter what flavor profile you’re after. Sweet, salty, or tangy! Brussel sprouts are aggressive in flavor. You either love them or hate them. So many ways to cook them too– from baked chips to chopped salads. At my home we love ourContinue reading “The Brussel Sprout Files!”
The BEST Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.
I have ever so slightly adapted the very, very famous- New York Times, chocolate chip cookie recipe. Enjoy! Ingredients: 8½ ounces cake flour 8½ ounces bread flour 1¼ teaspoons fresh baking soda 1½ teaspoons fresh baking powder 1½ teaspoons kosher salt 10 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature 10 ounces dark brown sugar 8 ouncesContinue reading “The BEST Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. “
10 Minutes to Creamy! Chocolate Avocado Mousse!
Chocolate Mousse has never been healthier or faster! When choosing Avocados, use Haas variety- they tend to have a rich, smooth finish. Make sure to avoid any granulated sweeteners for a creamy mouthfeel. You’ll Need: 4-5 ripe avocados 3 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, or optional liquid sweetener. ( do not use granulated sweeteners) 3/4 cupContinue reading “10 Minutes to Creamy! Chocolate Avocado Mousse! “
Stromboli- Dinner in 30!
Unlike a calzone, a stromboli does not contain sauce. Invented in the 1950’s on the east coast in Pennsylvania. An Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria claims to be the first to have used the name, Stromboli. Rumor has it the pizzeria owner had experimented with “pizza imbottito”, or “stuffed pizza”, and added ham, salami, cheese andContinue reading “Stromboli- Dinner in 30! “