Saint Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Sandwiches with Irish Pub-Style Vegetable Soup

Can you hear it? Spring has officially arrived in Southern California. Every morning I wake up to a barrage of sweet bird calls and the sound of my curtains rustling from the morning breeze. This beautiful time of year is made even more sweet due to the resurgence of the glorious fruits and vegetables that are now back … More Saint Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Sandwiches with Irish Pub-Style Vegetable Soup

Lobster Tails with Asiago Cheese Risotto and a Simple Arugula Salad

My very close friend, Karen, had her birthday recently and after much back and forth of let’s do dinner Monday, are you free for brunch on Tuesday, how about 10 minute coffee date on Friday, we found an afternoon where we both were free to have lunch. Karen loves lobster so I called my sources for some … More Lobster Tails with Asiago Cheese Risotto and a Simple Arugula Salad

Feast of The Seven Fishes Crab Claw Tagliatelle

I am Italian, and I love Christmas. And as a Christmas-loving Italian girl I like to incorporate Italian traditions into my Christmas meals. In Italy, Christmas Eve is known as “Festa dei Sette Pesci” or The Festival of Seven Fishes and is celebrated by eating mounds of mounds of amazing seafood. My Christmas Eves are … More Feast of The Seven Fishes Crab Claw Tagliatelle

Cranberry, Almond, and Mushroom Stuffing Shepherds Pie with a Stuffing-Stuffed Mushroom Cap

Thanksgiving is so close that I can just about taste the buttery mashed potatoes that I am sure I will consume mounds of. I fantasize about my Thanksgiving menu beginning in October, but it much less weird now that the big day is just a few days away. I like to create a cohesive menu … More Cranberry, Almond, and Mushroom Stuffing Shepherds Pie with a Stuffing-Stuffed Mushroom Cap

Garlic and Shallot Marinated Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro Risotto

Comfort food: I can think of about a dozen times each day that I crave that warm hug of buttery, carb-loaded, flavorful comfort food. Cold, rainy day? Comfort food. Nothing seems to go right? Comfort food. Would rather stay in tonight than go out to the bar? Comfort food. While a big bowl of spaghetti … More Garlic and Shallot Marinated Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro Risotto

Infused Olive Oils

  A large part of keeping simple meals tasting incredible is using the best ingredients possible. Not that you have to hit the specialty store for every carrot and potato, but it will benefit you to choose items to splurge on that will make the most impact on the flavor of your cooking. Keeping your … More Infused Olive Oils