Poblano Quesadillas

Poblano chicken quesadillas are a delicious and spicy elevated quesadilla. If you’re a person who likes heat I’d say these land around a medium heat, if you are sensitive to heat…well then these may not be the chicken quesadillas for you. With a side of chipotle crema and fresh pico this is the perfect meal…

Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog french toast has become one of my favorite December traditions. In culinary school, during bread week (which is the best week ever by the way), we learned how to make challah bread. Challah bread, pronounced like “holla!”, is a sweet bread that is special in Jewish cuisine. This braided bread is sweet and dense…

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

When it comes to breakfast I much prefer savory items. Sweets first thing in the morning just do not work for me, but my husband, prefers sweets…basically all day every day, but especially in the morning. So a lot of mornings I try to compromise with sweet and savory breakfast dishes. The sweet maple pork…

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

It’s the holiday season and my favorite pairing for holiday treats are chocolate and peppermint, so I knew I had to make chocolate cookies with a peppermint frosting. These cookies are one of my favorite treats to eat and to give! This recipe is scaled up for holiday treat giving, or freezing for later. The…

Sous Vide Steak with Gorgonzola Sauce

Sous Vide Sous vide cooking involves vacuum sealing your food and then putting it in a temperature controlled water bath. Since the water bath is controlled, the food is cooked to a precise temperature and cannot be overcooked. So in todays case, I was able to perfectly cook my steak to medium-rare while leaving it…

Beef Strogonoff

Beef strogonoff was one of my favorite meals growing up. It was warm, creamy, very filling, and was made with pasta, which almost always makes it a win in my book. After I had been moved out for a few years I remembered the dish and decided to make it for my husband. I hyped…

Wagyu Slider with Chimichurri

I love a good chimichurri sauce and when I realized I still had 1/2 a wagyu brisket I knew I wanted to pair the two. The brisket I had left was small, it was maybe 2 lbs., so my cook time was shorter than traditional brisket cooking. I also only had a couple of people to…

Mandarin Fennel Focaccia

I love fresh fennel, the taste really grew on me through culinary school but it’s not a flavor that pairs with everything. So when I was on an airplane a few months ago watching a cooking show with no volume, my daughter had borrowed my headphones, and I saw the host make a bread with fresh…

Pork Roast Sandwich

While I love the traditional pork roast and potatoes dinner, this sandwich is actually my favorite part of making a pork roast. It’s so simple but such a great toasted sandwich and filling lunch. Since the sandwich will be broiled, only long enough to toast the bread and melt the cheese, I start by quickly…

Potato Leek Soup

After Thanksgiving I had leftover potatoes that didn’t make it into the pot for mashed potatoes and leftover leeks that didn’t make it into the stuffing. I wanted something simple for dinner after such a big week of cooking for the holiday, so using these leftover ingredients and grabbing a fresh loaf of sourdough I…