Philly Style Mushroom Cheesesteak

Philly Style Mushroom Cheesesteak

Favorite Cheesesteak My love of all things East coast runs strong. I was born and raised just about an hour north of Philly – The City of Brotherly Love. While I’ve been living on the West coast for two decades now, there are some things 

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Breakfast is always a struggle at our house: cereal, bagels and oatmeal are always on repeat but when I want to be that extra special amazing mom – I make scones!!! My kids are scone connoisseurs now, they know what to expect in texture, height 

Lebanese Rice with Vermicelli

Lebanese Rice with Vermicelli

Lebanese Rice I can distinctly remember the smell of rice cooking on the stove when I was a kid. It’s odd that something that is considered savory can have the sweetest aroma, kind of like a cake baking. That is definitely in part because of 

Tahini Caramel Sauce

Tahini Caramel Sauce

An Ode to Caramel I’ll start this post with an ode to caramel: Oh Caramel how I love theeWith your silky textureAnd dreamy consistencyI want to drizzle you on everything Yeah, caramel is a thing of beauty! Over the years I have made my fair 

Tahini Banana Bread

Tahini Banana Bread

Tahini + Bananas Here’s a little secret for you that’s BANANAS, pun intended! I can buy a bunch of bananas and within two days, two things can happen: they are all eaten immediately while still in their beautiful yellow state, or the latter, they have 

Molasses Raisin Bran Muffins

Molasses Raisin Bran Muffins

Getting Enough Fiber? I am definitely that mom that worries about my kids getting enough fiber in their diet, how about you? Or for that matter, making sure we all get enough fiber, am I right? Enter these delightful Molasses Raisin Bran Muffins that not 

Gruyère Croque Monsieur

Gruyère Croque Monsieur

Simple Elegance with Emmi USA There is something so simple comforting about a ham and cheese sandwich but this time of year I love to take the simple things and elevate them. I’m jazzing up a simple ham and cheese sandwich to a delicious, fancy 

Braised Eggplant Lamb Stew

Braised Eggplant Lamb Stew

Rich Winter Meals Lamb is such a huge part of my family’s cuisine. Growing up, lamb was a regular on the family table. To me, one of the best cuts of lamb is actually one of the most affordable cuts, the shank. This Eggplant Lamb 

Pan Seared Salmon with Arugula and Cream Sauce

Pan Seared Salmon with Arugula and Cream Sauce

Copper River Salmon When it comes to choosing salmon, I am extremely particular! Not all salmon is created equal. And living in the Pacific Northwest, we take our seafood seriously. Copper River Salmon is sourced exactly there – straight from Copper River in southcentral Alaska. 

Turkey Meatballs and Mustard Greens

Turkey Meatballs and Mustard Greens

Simple Meals This Honey Mustard Kit from Earthbound Farm is everything you’ve ever wanted! Add some turkey meatballs along with the toasted almonds, cranberries, baby spinach and a creamy honey mustard dressing for a complete summer meal. Summer meals shouldn’t be complicated and when you