Chocolate Almond Praline Cookies

Each time my Bon Appétit magazine arrives, I turn the pages looking for recipes I may want to try. Upon located the recipes that tickle my taste buds, I ripe them out and place them on a corkboard I have in my kitchen. In BA’s recent Thanksgiving issue, they shared a cookie recipe that happened […]

Pan Seared Oregon Sea Scallops with Butter Lemon Caper Sauce

Over the weekend I found myself in Eugene, Oregon. And while our fresh produce stands and farmers markets in Bend have closed for the season, I was hoping that those in Eugene were still open for a few more weeks. I was in luck. I stopped into Thistledown Farms and picked up my produce for […]

Lemon Basil Zucchini Noodle Salad

Summer offers good health and food on a platter, and it feels as though it is simply up to us to open our arms and embrace the abundance. From long days to get outside and explore, exercise and breathe fresh air to fresh produce begging to be savored if only we knew what to do […]

Tomato Gruyère Tart

Fresh, ripe, juicy tomatoes are about to flood the markets here in Oregon, and I have a simple, delicious recipe you will want to try which will bring those much anticipated flavors to the surface: a tomato and Gruyère tart. Inspired by Ina Garten’s recent recipe, I have tailored it for a smaller serving portion […]

A Grecian Couscous Salad

  My first introduction to couscous salad was in Paris. And it was love at first taste. In fact, it became my comfort food as I was on my first international trip and the furthest from home thus far in my life at the age of 20. Being the novice that I was with food […]