Roasted Beet Salad with CHEVOO Marinated Goat Cheese and Watercress 

When late summer arrives I start craving the rich flavors of roasted root vegetables. It’s just now mid-August, so while it’s still hot outside I like to combine the earthy-sweet aroma and flavor of roast beets with peppery watercress, tossed with bright, tangy lemon-garlic vinaigrette and topped with creamy cubes of herb-marinated goat cheese. When […]

Heirloom Grape Tomato Salad with Grilled Peaches, Burrata and Prosciutto

Heirloom tomatoes are one of the quintessential flavors of summer. These sweet cherry heirlooms pair perfectly with another summer classic, juicy peaches, which I’ve grilled and served alongside prosciutto and creamy burrata. This makes a quick and easy side to a larger meal, or as an impressive centerpiece for a casual cheeseboard. Pairs well with […]

Loaded Nachos

In our house, we really enjoy Mexican flavors and so we tend to make pork carnitas or al pastor, grilled marinated chicken or seasoned ground beef to enjoy throughout the week. I like to incorporate leftovers into breakfast dishes (recipe coming soon!) or even just a pile of nachos for grazing on the sofa while […]

Apple Fritters

During this challenging time of strict social distancing and the monotonous isolation of being locked up indoors for weeks at a time, I think we all could use a little comfort, and what could be more comforting than warm home-made fried apple fritters? Most of the ingredients you probably already have on hand, other than […]

Red Wine Braised Boneless Short Ribs with Piquillo Tomato Sauce

Boneless beef short ribs are an inexpensive cut and easy to prepare when braised, and will deliver stunning results. This cut has a beautiful marbling of fat intertwined within the meat, which melts during cooking guaranteeing moist, tender melt-in-your-mouth texture and a rich, flavorful pan sauce. Be sure to choose thick, meaty ribs because they […]

Easy Pan-Seared Coho Salmon with Sweet Chili Glaze (in collaboration with Sitka Salmon Shares)

Living in the midwest, a full 800 miles from the nearest ocean, our seafood choices are still pretty decent though typically it has been a while since your dinner was pulled from the sea and has passed through a few hands, each of whom layer on additional markup. This doesn’t only result in higher prices […]

Baked Blueberry Brioche French Toast with Blueberry Compote, and Crème Anglaise

Here in the midwest, it seems there was almost no fall season this year, and already the deep winter weather is upon us. We Chicagoans are accustomed to brisk winters, but they usually don’t begin in early November with bone-chilling blasts. But here we are, leaves still green with late summer’s warmth, now frozen to […]

Sweet Georgia Peach Jam (in Collaboration with Fresh Farms and Mauviel Cookware)

No fruit tastes as summery as ripe peaches, and late-season Georgia sweet peaches from Fresh Farms are the most luscious of all. The aroma of the ripening fruit is as intense and irresistible as the soft, sweet and tangy flavor. They’re also a treat for the eyes with their deep orange-yellow hue and vibrant patches of […]