chicken mulligatawny bowl


Oh myyyyyy, what a fabulous, relaxing, romantic Valentine’s weekend. Roses and chocolate and pink champagne, oh my! My husband and I went to see 50 Shades of Grey, and then to a favorite wine bar, and on the way home we picked up a pepperoni pizza and a Mediterranean De-Lite pizza (my favorite) at Papa…

gracie’s ultimate fudge brownies


Grace made some of the best brownies I’ve ever had. They’re perfectly fudgy without being too wet or gooey like other fudge brownies I’ve encountered. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk or a scoop of ice cream. Yummy! ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (Grace used “Enjoy…

love goddess strawberry spinach salad + chocolate vinaigrette


Are you ready for another Valentine treat? This one is especially delicious as well as colorful and healthy. It’s makes a wonderful beginning to a candle lit dinner and sets the stage for romance. The vinaigrette is slightly spicy and surprisingly the perfect accompaniment to the other flavors and textures in this simple, elegant salad.…

overnight oats jar


I’ve decided that as a new tradition for my annual “Week of Valentine Treats” I’m going to include a heart healthy recipe. Last year it was my Heart Beet Salad, and this year I made one of my favorite versions of overnight oats. This recipe is incredibly versatile. Use your favorite berries (or other fruits…

clam brandade + parmesan & truffle


Sometimes romance comes in the form of comfort food, wouldn’t you agree? Warm, cheesy, potatoey, comfort food with just a hint of seafood and black truffle oil essence. This gets really decadent when you enjoy it on a slice of freshly baked baguette. When accompanied by a glass of  good white wine (I adore Sauvignon…