May 2017 Recipe of the Month

Classic Potato Salad Holiday weekend is upon us, along with neighborhood potlucks, backyard barbecues, camping trips and lots of opportunities to grill a burger or brat. Here is a tasty and classic potato salad to share at your parties, and I’ll tell you a secret about potato salad — its pretty much about the dressing.…

April 2017 Recipe of the Month

Maple Glazed Grilled Sweet Potatoes: A favorite March family outing has been moved to April this year due to the late return of winter. We will be heading up to our friend’s tree farm in the Nicolet National Forest next weekend to help him gather and boil sap from his many maples. Our friend has built…

March 2017 Recipe of the Month

Chipotle, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burrito: I love the play of smoky chipotle with sweet potato — these are flavors that are meant to be together! If you aren’t a fan of the smoky heat from these chilis you can leave them out of the recipe and it will still taste yummy! Creamy, crunchy,…

February 2017 Recipe of the Month

Vegan Valentine’s Beet Chocolate Lava Cake Sometimes members request vegan versions of my recipes. However, when it comes to vegan desserts, I often find them wanting. But this recipe has a richness and moisture that fooled all the non-vegans in my family! Serves 6  Prep Time: 60 minutes Ingredients 1 Beet 3/4 cup Almond Milk 1…

January 2017 Recipe of the Month

SoCal Pickled Veggies for Tacos Our family has spent a lot of time searching out the best taco stands in San Diego on our year long sabbatical. Most of the really good ones have condiment bars that go way above and beyond a few salsas and some wedges of lime. One of my favorite finds…

December 2016 Recipe of the Month

Crisp Potato Latkes The crisp perfection that is a latke requires serious reduction in the amount of liquid present in the potato. To achieve dry strands of potatoes, I salt the raw shreds, place them in cheesecloth, and squeeze the heck out of them. If I’m feeling ambitiously purist, I will catch the liquid in…

November 2016 Recipe of the Month

Brussels Sprouts Braised in Apple Cider The sweet tart vinegar and cider sauce plays well with the cabbag-y-ness of the sprouts in this dish. Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 18 minutes Total Time: 33 minutes Ingredients 1 pound Brussels Sprout , trimmed, halved (about 1 stalks worth, removed from stalk) 2 tablespoons Olive…

October 2016 Recipe of the Month

Beauty Heart Radish and Chive Tea Sandwiches with Sesame and Ginger I love a good tea sandwich, whether or not we are having a tea. I think they make great party food, and a wonderful snack or lunch. This Asian-ified take on the classic radish tea sandwich is uber-beautiful with the colorful beauty heart radish.…

September 2016 Recipe of the Month

Summer Pasta with Tomato Water, Tomatoes and Garlic It’s amazing how something so simple can be so mouthwatering and satisfying when you use fresh ingredients and let them shine.Tomatoes do double duty here–the juices from the tomato create the sauce and then more ripe tomatoes are folded in. Easy and elegant. Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook…

August 2016 Recipe of the Month

Salade Niçoise with TunaFish This classic French salad combines the flavors of the month of August — potatoes, beans, tomatoes, peppers with a lovely herbed vinaigrette and of course tuna, hard boiled eggs and olives. We use dained canned tuna here, but you may substitute grilled fresh tuna steaks for a splurge. My kids favorite part of this…