20 Apr 2022: Chicken Piccata

We don’t consume much meat or poultry any more, but when I do, I live by the mantra “a little goes a long way”. So this recipe for Chicken Piccata from Whole Foods Market was light on the chicken and the serving sizes were much smaller. The chicken meat was pounded with a rolling pin…

12 Apr 2022: David Lebovitz’s Lemon-Glazed Madeleine

One of the rewards of reading David Lebovitz’s Sweet Life in Paris was discovering some of his favorite recipes interspersed among entertaining story-telling of adapting to Paris and French culture. This recipe is one of my favorites – you can find David’s original blog post here – definitely a must-read. For this, my second-ever batch…

11 July 2021: Lemon-Almond Biscotti

For a family cookout, I was asked to bring dessert, which if I’m being honest, is my favorite food course. Not wanting to have to bring plates, bowls or utensils, I decided a plateful of cookies sounded just about right. And along with a chocolate-based cookie and a nut-based one, I felt like a more…

09 Aug 2020: Yellow Squash Bundt Cake

I did a double-take when I spotted this recipe for Yellow Squash (!) Bundt Cake. Yellow squash, seriously? But with an enormous haul of yellow squash in our CSA share the last 2 weeks, it felt as if this recipe from Southern Living was meant to be baked. So I did. Yellow Squash Bundt Cake…

14 February 2018: Ina Garten’s Lemon Mousse

Happy Valentine’s Day! With Valentine’s Day falling in the middle of the week this year, we decided to stay in, cook, and enjoy one of our favorite movies. Just because it was a quiet night, doesn’t mean the food didn’t need to be spectacular and this Lemon Mousse recipe from Ina Garten was a great…