Appetizers & Snacks

Berry Kebabs with Honey Mascarpone

Berry Kebabs with Honey Mascarpone

Today is the summer solstice! Although the weather hasn’t seemed to care that this is the first official day of summer, I’m ready to roll straight into sultry dog days. An 800-square-foot house is the perfect reason to live outside as fully as possible and […]

Gorgonzola Steak Bites

Gorgonzola Steak Bites

Last weekend we went to a wedding that was the most beautiful, joyous celebration of love. This also happened to be my soul sister’s wedding, on my birthday, to a truly wonderful man – so it really couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Their […]

Steamed Artichokes with Creamy Garlic Butter

Steamed Artichokes with Creamy Garlic Butter

Artichokes have to be the most intimidating, least intuitive veggie for a first-time attempt. They take a little work to eat, but that’s somehow part of their weird charm – you have to earn the sweet, tender heart at the center. These prickly little guys […]

Fig & Prosciutto Bruschetta

Fig & Prosciutto Bruschetta

Hello, new brunch favorite for the next forever! These bruschetta are seriously sweet-salty, creamy-crunchy perfection! We’re layering toasted baguette slices with tangy-sweet fig butter + smooth, creamy mascarpone + salty prosciutto, with a big shake of freshly cracked pepper on top. Every single time I’ve walked into […]

Cheddar Pepper-Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Cheddar Pepper-Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Savory cookies kinda feel like cheating… mostly because I can eat them a whole handful at a time like crackers. No sugar! They’re practically good for you! Right? Right! Think goldfish-cheddar-cracker meets sweet-spicy-jelly meets the easiest five-ingredient thumbprint cookie. These make me want to invite […]

Currywurst Bites

Currywurst Bites

Let’s talk about street food: I’m completely obsessed. It’s a little bite of the local culture wrapped up to eat right away! With zero fear of outside germs (immune boosters!) it’s the best way to jump right in to local food. Which is everything I’m about […]

Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine

Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine

I’m completely obsessed with this poutine! This puts an Indian spin on the dish, layering saucy chicken tikka masala and fresh paneer cheese over extra-crispy sweet potato fries – I’m in love. The sweetness of the fries, the spicy of the tikka masala sauce, and […]

Cheeseburger Eggrolls

Cheeseburger Eggrolls

It’s almost time to start planning the greatest game day menu! All the beef + onions + cheddar + pickles goodness of cheeseburgers, wrapped up in crunchy eggrolls with an easy dipping sauce. (Think fast food ‘special sauce’, made even better.)

Maisano Family Arabic Dinner & Dolmas

Maisano Family Arabic Dinner & Dolmas

The annual Maisano family dinner has come and gone, and 2016 was one of the best! This year we celebrated with Arabic foods and every dish was a hit. A little bit of the story: our whole American-Sicilian family gets together once a year, usually the Sunday […]

Clams Casino Dip

Clams Casino Dip

Have you had clams casino? Open-faced fresh clams are steamed in white wine and butter, heaped with buttery bacon breadcrumbs, and broiled to perfection. Fresh clams are stunning but feeding a party gets expensive fast. This dip is the answer for high-class flavor at a […]