Renee Gardner

I’m Renee: former flight attendant, aspiring wine expert, and self-proclaimed chef. My favorite foods are pizza, red wine, and popcorn, but not always in that order. I enjoy sleeping in, reading fiction novels, and long walks with my puppy.

Citrus Curd Tart

Decadently delicious, this citrus curd tart is three layers of bright, dreamy flavors that are perfect for spring. It starts with a buttery shortbread crust, then a layer of homemade grapefruit and blood orange curd and topped off toasted meringue.


Roasted Sweet Potato Slices

Soft and creamy on the inside with the spice of cinnamon and ginger on the outside, these roasted sweet potatoes make for a great side dish on the dinner table.


Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

Shrimp asparagus risotto: Creamy, saffron infused risotto, asparagus, shrimp, and parmesan cheese. Not a traditional recipe, but produces delicious results.


Homemade Chicken Shawarma Platter

A delicious chicken shawarma recipe that is easy enough to make at home, no spit roasting required. It may not be traditional, but make up a plate with banana peppers, garlic, sauce, pita, and hummus and you are in for a treat.