Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

by Thursday, October 24, 2013 0 Permalink 0

It’s practically November and I haven’t even made anything with pumpkin yet. What a travesty. It’s really hard to get into the Autumn mood when Los Angeles is still having 90 degree days. Let’s just say I think long and hard before turning on the oven. Fortunately, we did have some ...

Harvest Bark

by Monday, October 31, 2011 1 Permalink 0

How is it that bark makes everything better? There is something so delightful about chocolate, nuts, dried fruit and sea salt. It’s a perfect nutty, sweet and salty combination. This bark is super simple and incredibly versatile. You can make this bark in so many different ways - different chocolates, nuts ...

Pumpkin Chiffon Cake

by Wednesday, October 26, 2011 6 Permalink 0

It’s almost November and I haven’t made nearly enough pumpkin related items - unacceptable.  Pumpkin only happens once a year friends. To remedy this situation I bring you the awesome pumpkin chiffon cake. Light, spicy and pumpkin all baked into one beautiful, simple and elegant looking cake. Before we get into ...

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

by Thursday, October 20, 2011 2 Permalink 0

I don’t really know many people who would turn down a creamy chicken pot pie. Something magical happens when you top anything with buttery puff pastry. Hearty, warm and comforting. This chicken pot pie epitomizes comfort. If you know me, you know it’s not really my style to use canned or ...

Braised Short Ribs

by Friday, September 30, 2011 6 Permalink 0

I made it a whole two days into Fall before I was in the kitchen braising up a storm. I had been waiting for my first braised short rib dinner for some time, so when the opportunity arose, I took it. Even though it wasn’t cold outside the day I ...

Mushroom and Onion Cassoulet

by Tuesday, September 27, 2011 0 Permalink 0

I’ve been reading about cassoulet's in food magazines for years now. I have found that they are written about with a such a reverence and anytime something is revered, I pay tend to pay attention. Cassoulet is an earthy, rich, slow cooked bean stew originating in Toulouse, in the Southern region ...