Tag Archives: Recipe

Hap-Peep Easter

I confess I borrowed this recipe for Marshmallow “Peeps”® from Martha Stewart, and I have to agree with her that fresh, homemade marshmallows taste much better than the ones that come from a grocery store shelf, no matter what color (or how cute) they are. Continue reading

A Nutty Side Dish

Emmer farro is an ancient heirloom grain. It looks similar to bulgur wheat or a wheat berry, and it has a nice nutty texture. I like to buy the Bluebird Grain Farms brand, which is grown in Washington state’s Methow Valley.

It makes a good side dish on its own, served as you would rice or wheat berries, but I like to dress it up more like a pilaf or salad.

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Treat Your Mother on Sunday

I’m catering two events this weekend, one Friday and the other Sunday, so I won’t be able to spend Mother’s Day with my mom—but hopefully you will be able to celebrate with yours.

As I mentioned in December, in my “New Year’s Brunch Strata” post (which included a recipe for Butternut Squash and Spinach Breakfast Bake), making a strata for a gathering with friends or families is a good way to let chefs enjoy their guests instead of being stuck in the kitchen. Continue reading

Hudson turns 10!

Having worked in the food service industry for 20 years—16 of those as a dog owner—you would think I might have baked dog-specific treats before now. Well, until yesterday, I hadn’t, but given that it was my boy Hudson’s 10th birthday, it seemed liked a good time to start.

I knew I wanted to make cupcakes, so I went online and did a quick search. Recipes were easy to find, and when I saw one on allrecipes.com for peanut butter-carrot cupcakes, my decision was made. Continue reading

Grillin’ Time

The weather was beautiful earlier this week, and though you can’t count on sunshine every day, the temperature is definitely rising—which means it’s turning into grilling season. Continue reading

Hap-Peep Easter

I confess I borrowed this recipe for Marshmallow “Peeps”® from Martha Stewart, and I have to agree with her that fresh, homemade marshmallows taste much better than the ones that come from a grocery store shelf, no matter what color (or how cute) they are. Continue reading

Sweet-Potato Salmon Cakes

You know spring is in the air when fresh-not-previously-frozen salmon starts showing up in the fish market. Just the other week, troll-caught king was available here in Seattle, so I knew it was time to have salmon for dinner. Continue reading

Superfoods in a Salad

One of my clients likes to serve healthy food at all of her events. This is one of the salads we created together and that I recently served at a luncheon for her.

It is very simple and chock full of nutrient-rich foods (otherwise known as “superfoods”). Continue reading

Comfort Food Gone Healthy

This a favorite recipe of mine, but I often alter it to suit whomever I am serving. My starting point was this recipe from House Beautiful, but I tweaked the ingredient list a bit even on that occasion.

I recently prepared the dish for friends who were coming over for dinner, and because Jill doesn’t eat beef or pork, I used turkey and chicken sausage–which is actually how I prefer the meatballs myself. Continue reading

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

December 2013 048My friend Giselle had a cookbook from Grand Central Bakery that she never used. She thought I might enjoy it, so she gave it to me.  The moment I saw the section on tea cookies, I wanted to make them. They are a perfect item to have in your freezer. Continue reading