Ingredient: all purpose flour

Raisin Bran Muffins

Tradition. It’s the hallmark of so many holidays. And nothing says “Christmas” to me more than certain foods. Each Christmas morning, my family dives into...

Porter-Braised Chicken Thighs

Fall needs to hurry up and get to South Texas! In the meantime, I’m trying to force the cooler weather with warm & hearty dishes...

Sweet Potato Pancakes (Süßkartoffel Puffer)

Potato Pancakes were a special occasion dish in our house growing up. In this version, we have a twist on the classic using sweet potatoes. ...

Apple Shortbread Bars

Desserts come in all shapes, sizes and flavors, but dishes with fruit are my favorite.  In my book, few flavors say “fruity goodness” like juicy...

Cinnamon Basil Cookies

This time of year, I start craving flavors like fresh basil.  In pasta. In pesto. In omlettes. In anything with tomatoes.  I love the bright...

Creamy Farmer’s Market Fennel & Potato Au Gratin

Fennel fronds.  Fennel seeds.  Fennel bulbs.  Fennel is everywhere these days.  In fact, right now our farmer’s markets are bursting with these bulbous veggies (yes,...

Fall Squash Mac & Cheese

Comfort food.  This is a topic of much discussion–and debate–this time of year.  As the weather begins to shift to cooler evenings, it’s as if...

American as Apple Pie (Bars)

Happy Birthday, America!  I made you a pie!  Well, pie bars, anyway. For the Fourth, there are those menu items that are “must haves” for...

It’s Raining Berries! Raspberry Ricotta Cake

. Got your umbrellas handy?  Yes, this time of year starts to transition from the frozen water falling from the sky to the plain old...

Guinness Braised Short Ribs

Spring is here!  Oh, wait. Even though yesterday I was espousing the wonderful things coming our way when Spring, well, “springs” tomorrow, apparently the weather...