Bacon and Baby Broccoli Grilled Cheese
Once upon a time, not so long ago, I was a single gal living in California. Being single had its advantages. I never had to share the last piece of lasagna. There was no one to convince a carton of ice cream was dinner. While the perks of solo life […]

Bacon and Baby Broccoli Grilled Cheese


Homemade Sriracha Salted Pretzel Knots
My upbringing was not rooted in football. We were a baseball family. The first song I learned to sing by myself was Take Me Out to the Ball Game. My dad used to answer the phone, “Cowles baseball and concentration camp.” And I knew by age six the best vendor […]

Sriracha Salted Pretzel Knots


Cranberry Ginger Scones
Growing up, I dabbled north of the border. I primarily visited Vancouver for whirlwind weekends filled with basketball games and nights on the town. Those trips were the essence of freedom. They were a sliver of adulthood granted to me by my brother. They tasted like seared ahi tuna and […]

Cranberry Ginger Scones



Used Christmas Plate
To most people, I guess, turning thirty-one is all about forgetting you’re thirty-one. To me, turning thirty-one is all about cake.   Or at least, I plan for that to be the case. I’m still sitting at a solid three zero. There’s no rush. For now, this is practice. Last […]

Pumpkin Buttermilk Cake with Cream Cheese Butter Frosting


Sweet Potato, Kale and Sausage Strata
Garrett came home with a 20-pound bag of bread! At least, that’s what it seemed like. It may have been 15 or 10. But the bag was HUGE. Loaves bigger than my head kind of huge. For a second I contemplated being a bread head for Halloween. While I’m not […]

Sweet Potato, Kale and Sausage Strata


Vif. Grilled Gruyere with ham
Big windows flooded the open restaurant with light. Wine bottles adorned the limited walls and stacks of freshly baked goods rested beside the cash register. Vif wasn’t the kind of space into which you sunk and prepared for a nap. The hard tabletops were paired with hard seats and hard […]

Vif