This rich and tangy goat cheese panna cotta pairs perfectly with sweet, ripe figs, orange blossom honey and salty, toasted pistachios.
Polenta Plum Upside Down Cake is a delicious, Italian-themed confection suitable for both dessert and breakfast. The cake gets great texture from cornmeal.
Perfectly seared scallops served with corn and tomatoes in the height of their season. Can’t do much better than that. You really can’t.
Think pasta and clams with a couscous like pasta shape. Fregola with clams brings all the classic flavors you love, using a delicious, toasted dried pasta.
Steak chimichurri just met it’s Italian cousin. Luscious, tender Hanger Steak is kicked up a notch with my garlicky, herbaceous Salsa Verde.
This shrimp pasta is topped with a spicy and sweet fresh tomato sauce with saffron and succulent shrimp, making it irresistibly slurpable.
This is the perfect sour cherry pie. Fresh, tart cherries and all the tips and tricks you need for the best, flaky, buttery crust.
These ice cream sandwiches combine matcha ice cream and nutty sesame cookies for a fun treat. Let’s dig in.
Impress your friends with a twist on the classic blueberry pie. My Lavender Blueberry Galette is perfect for your next potluck or summer soiree.
Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice bowl of soup. Especially if it’s chilled. This white gazpacho is perfect for a warm day.
You can’t do much better than warm, homemade doughnuts right from the fryer. My strawberry jam doughnuts are just the place to start.
These juicy, spicy harissa lamb burgers are going to be a hit at your next barbecue. Harissa mayo, pickled red onions and feta make this burger special.
One of the best Indian drinks made into a popsicle! These Mango Lassi Popsicles are rich and creamy, and flavored with cardamom and saffron.
Margherita pizza is my favorite classic pie. The sauce and cheese are key to success. Sliced heirloom tomatoes add a fresh, summertime touch.
These blackberry crumb bars are buttery with just the right amount of sweetness, and layered with a tangy, fresh blackberry jam.
Crab and mascarpone stuffed zucchini blossoms bring fried squash blossoms to another level. They’re crispy,…
Salmon and peas are a classic combination. In this dish, I brought things up a notch with perfectly seared salmon and an addictive pea puree.
Peach and burrata salad is what you need this summer. My caprese-inspired salad is made up of juicy, macerated peaches, creamy burrata cheese and basil oil.
I don’t know about you, but I love artichokes. I was inspired to use them…
Asian-inspired coconut curry chicken legs are the perfect dish to warm you from the inside out. Ginger, lemongrass and curry powder provide tons of flavor.
Everyone loves a good omelette, but how about a soufflé omelette with two cheeses and a beautiful array of mushrooms? Delicious.
A unique cookie recipe for you that’s perfect for the late spring and early summer. These Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Rose Jam are sure to impress.
When rhubarb is in season, it just wouldn’t be right to skip out on strawberry rhubarb pie. Check out my twist on this classic American treat!
If you have the luxury of having ramps available to you this spring, don’t hesitate…
My gnocchi with peas, favas and morels is the perfect spring time dish to impress your friends and family. Check out my tips for great potato gnocchi!
This dinner idea screams of spring. Try this easy, citrus-marinated pork loin served with bright spring vegetables.
This Italian-style braised bok choy is complimented by white wine, anchovies, butter and garlic. Lemon zest-scented breadcrumbs add a great crunch on top.
These decadent, fudgy wine brownies are studded with port wine soaked dried cherries and topped with a luscious port wine ganache.
This Texas Style Beef Chili is warming and complex in flavor with a good kick…
This frittata is filled with shallots, bacon, brussels sprouts and of course some parmesan cheese. I like to serve it with a salad to round out the meal.
Persimmons and pomegranates are favorites the season. So let’s make a salad. Kale, feta and pecans will round it out just right.
Braised chicken thighs and baby artichokes over polenta make for a warm and comforting dish perfect for these cool months.
A warming bowl of risotto is just right for this time of the year.
This apple cake is flavored with almond paste, cinnamon and orange zest, and full of apples in every bite. It’s great for both breakfast and dessert.
Did you freeze some of summer’s corn for later? How about using it to make a fun panna cotta dessert? Corn can be the star of desserts too. Creamy, sweet corn panna cotta and crumbly, cornmeal and nut cake, sbrisolona, make an unlikely but delicious pair.
Charcuterie boards are one of our favorite appetizers for holiday entertaining, but it’s time to put a spin on it. Check out these fun mini charcuterie sandwiches that serve the bites already built.
This ice cream combo is unique, but perfectly paired. Floral cardamom-honey ice cream tastes amazing with roasted plums and salty, pistachio granola.
Gazpacho is just the right dish to take advantage of beautiful heirloom tomatoes. I like to top mine with shrimp and serve it with bread for a hearty meal.
It’s still melon season, so let’s make ice cream. Actually ice cream & granita. If you like those custard/Italian ice combos from Rita’s, you’ll love this.
Grab your squash blossoms and make a stunning bowl of this pasta loaded with noodles and zucchini noodles topped with crispy blossoms.
Who doesn’t love steak chimichurri? Make it in taco form with charred corn pico de gallo and blue cheese. This taco hits all the right flavor notes!
Who doesn’t love a classic cheeseburger? Check out this recipe for a perfectly cooked burger with homemade dill pickles, mayo and lots of cheese!
Popsicles are the perfect summer treat. Try out a new flavor combination with this recipe for blackberry watermelon popsicles!
This classic pavlova is crisp on the outside, and marshmallow-like on the inside. Fluffy, whipped cream, and fresh, macerated berries top it off.
These ribs are baked in a delicious sweet and spicy Korean-inspired barbecue sauce, and then basted and charred to perfection on the grill.
These lamb chops are taken to another level with a nut/spice blend called dukkah. Nuts, coriander, cumin and sesame seeds are just the right complement.
The combination of lemon and lavender is what makes these shortbread cookies really good. The acidic lemon really brightens up the floral, earthy lavender.
This chilled pea soup is so simple and clean tasting. Pancetta, croutons, raw peas and creme fraiche are the perfect toppings to compliment this soup.
If you’re not familiar with sunchokes (aka Jerusalem artichokes), they’re essentially a cross between a potato…
Thin, sweet crepes are filled with fluffy, whipped mascarpone that and layered with apricot preserves for a truly decadent-tasting bite. Serve with a splash of rum or brandy and a sprinkling of nuts and you are in business.
Pasta with vodka sauce is a classic for a reason. Who doesn’t love tomato-cream sauce? Check out my techniques for an amazing Penne alla Vodka.
Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the most popular Indian recipes. Check out an easy version of this classic.
These red velvet cupcakes are light and fluffy with just enough cocoa. The combination of half butter and half oil helps keep them moist, yet flavorful.
A quick, easy version of the famous Vietnamese soup.
The star of the dish is the crispy-skin salmon of course. The salmon goes perfectly with the bright-lemony herbed quinoa and yogurt sauce.
Create a festive holiday cheese board with a sweet and tart cranberry pear mostarda and brightly flavored citrus-marinated olives.
These baked pumpkin doughnuts are so moist and flavorful, you won’t miss their fried counterpart. These are perfect for the season and so simple to prepare
As much as you might adore pumpkin pie around the holidays, these mini pumpkin cheesecakes are tough competition. The warm spices in the cakes are complemented perfectly by a gingerbread crust.
These are the ultimate fall waffles. They are perfectly spiced with cajeta caramel sauce, pepitas and whipped cream. Enough said, right?
A rich, ginger molasses cake made with a brewed tea is the perfect cool weather treat topped with cream cheese frosting and served with a steaming mug of tea.