Little Dinner Parties, As Easy As That

Ina Garten has it together – an amazing home in the Hampton’s, the effortless ability to throw a dinner party together as easy as that, and fabulous friends. I love her. So when I decided to have my best friend and her husband over for dinner, Ina was a natural inspiration for my main course … Continue reading

rainy day delight

Soup and a grilled cheese is the ultimate rainy day food for me. Takes me way back to being a kid when my mom would make us tomato soup and a melted velveeta sandwich – oh so good. Rainy Saturday creation numer two was Broccoli & Leek Soup with Thyme. I used dried thyme because … Continue reading

best-ever brownies

I’m about to get the March issue of Bon Appetit any day now and realized I still hadn’t made anything from Feb! So my rainy Saturday turned into a lovely cook day – first up the cover story brownies: Brown Butter Brownies with Walnuts I don’t usually make brownies from scratch, I think the box … Continue reading

does bacon say ‘i love you’?

Soooo… It’s Valentine’s Day. After a quick drink with friends after work, I came home to prepare myself a ‘special meal’. And by special I mean another dish with bacon. Let’s set the scene: I had the Turkey BLT at the Grove on Chestnut which was AMAZING. Seriously one of the best BLT’s I’ve ever … Continue reading


The breakfast trend continues! It’s amazing what you can do with the standard breakfast ingredients: eggs, bread and bacon. You can traditionally scramble, fry, toast OR you can soak, brown and enjoy a morning bread pudding – that’s right: French Toast! I love french toast because it’s easy, works perfectly for one AND the proportions … Continue reading