Sweet Potato Fries


My friend Darcy who lives in Houston, Tex., invited me to spend the weekend with her while her husband was out of town golfing. After two nights of complete shenanigans out on the town (San Antonio, night one; Houston, night two) we decided we needed a night in for a change. Darce is obsessed with…

Blue Cheese Topped Filet Mignon


After a night out on the town dining on Seafood Friday night in Houston, Darcy and I decided we wanted to stay in Saturday night and cook steaks. Our cut of choice was filet mignon – the tall round kind you usually get at a steak house. I’ve literally never grilled filet before so I…

Pesto White Bean Hummus


In honor of Cassie’s 25th (plus 6) birthday today (Happy Birthday, Cassie, if you’re reading this!), I whipped up some hummus – it’s her favorite. This flavor of hummus got rave reviews with my coworkers. If you’re not a fan of garlic, you may want to cut the garlic in this recipe in half. I…

Poached Eggs


Never before in my thirty plus years of life have I poached an egg – at least not that I can recall. Which makes sense, in a way. I don’t really eat poached eggs so why would I cook them? Over Easter I visited a friend who lives in the Green Lake area of Seattle…

Eggs Rothko


The perfect dish for breakfast, brunch or even lunch – this versatile open-faced type sandwich will get lots of praise and is super easy to make. This recipe was snagged from the April 2012 issue of Glamour magazine. Yes. I get my recipes from everywhere and anywhere! ingredients. 4 slices Brioche bread 4 large eggs 2…

No-Bake Peanut Butter Torte


This recipe is modeled after the No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Torte I made in February. ingredients. About 2 sleeves of graham crackers 4 c. half-and-half 2 tsp. vanilla 3 T. cornstarch 2 eggs 3 egg yolks 3/4 c. peanut butter 3/4 c. sugar 5 + 4 T. butter 1/2 tsp. salt 2 + 1 tsp….

Red Velvet Fudge Brownies


Paired with Buttercream Frosting, these brownies will hit the spot if you’re craving red velvet cake but don’t have a reason or desire to make an entire cake. ingredients. 3/4 c. unsalted butter 2 T. corn syrup 1/3 c. good quality  unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 c. dark…

Buttercream Frosting


This is my dad’s favorite frosting – he would eat it from a bowl with a spoon if he could. ingredients. 1 extra-large egg yolks at room temperature 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 2 1/2 to 3 c. sifted powder sugar 2 sticks of butter at room temperature pinch of salt, optional directions. Beat butter…