Recipe Archives

Shrimp in Garlic, Tomato and White Wine Sauce served with Crispy Potatoes and Paprika Aioli

With summertime and warm weather fast approaching, it feels like the perfect time to enjoy some lighter, healthier recipes. Nonetheless, a diet of less meat and more veggies does not mean less flavor. I’m taking my cue from the Mediterranean diet- tzatziki, briny olives, fresh herbs, tasty veggies and plenty of bright flavors. I’m lucky… Read more Shrimp in Garlic, Tomato and White Wine Sauce served with Crispy Potatoes and Paprika Aioli

Scalloped Potatoes with Garlic and Swiss cheese (Gratin Dauphinois)

My dad would always make these super rich and flavorful garlic-infused sliced potatoes in a rich heavy cream sauce during holidays, especially Easter as they go well with ham. A food processor makes life so much easier as it slices the potatoes into perfectly uniform slices. The heavy cream and potatoes are layered into a… Read more Scalloped Potatoes with Garlic and Swiss cheese (Gratin Dauphinois)

Spring Fruit Tart

This Spring Fruit Tart may just be the prettiest thing that I’ve ever made. It’s beautiful in its simplicity as it highlights seasonal fruit, including sweet berries and tropical kiwi, as well as luscious vanilla-bean pastry cream, and almond-flour-infused tender tart crust. Make this tart in the Spring and Summer when produce is at its… Read more Spring Fruit Tart

Orange and Honey Glazed Carrots

These carrots are absolutely addictive! Fresh farm-market carrots are tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roasted until caramelized and sweet. Roasting carrots highlights their natural flavor and sweetness. They’re then tossed with a mixture of caramelized shallots, sweet and citrusy orange juice, and sweet and sticky honey that has been cooked down to… Read more Orange and Honey Glazed Carrots

Lemon and Spice Marinated Chicken with Farfalline Pasta Salad and Roasted Fennel

This is a wonderful, well-rounded dinner for any night of the week! This is a quick recipe that serves two, but it can easily be doubled or tripled to serve the entire family. The Farfalline pasta salad is absolutely delicious. I make it on its own all the time whenever I need a quick lunch… Read more Lemon and Spice Marinated Chicken with Farfalline Pasta Salad and Roasted Fennel

A Traditional Irish Tea: An Array of Tea Sandwiches, Potato Leek Soup, and Irish Soda Bread

For a traditional Irish Tea befitting St. Patrick’s Day, I decorate my kitchen table with my green and white fine china. I also found several cake stands in various shades of green. Though the plates and cake stands don’t match exactly, they provide a beautiful backdrop for an Irish Tea as they are all in… Read more A Traditional Irish Tea: An Array of Tea Sandwiches, Potato Leek Soup, and Irish Soda Bread

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