Rainbow Radish Salad

I simply love the fresh produce this time of year. Although I’ll always miss the fresh markets and plethora of pleasing produce abounding on the streets of the PNW, I’ll take what I can get here.

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Balsamic Blue Cheese Carrot Burgers

It’s burger season again! Well, isn’t is always burger season? Let’s just say it’s time to pull out the BBQ grill. It’s also always the season for blue cheese in our house. NOT for me, but for my hubby. I can’t stand the stinky stuff, but he adores it. So, these burgers are for him.

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New York Caipiroska

A¬†cross between the traditional New Yorker – with bourbon – and the Classic vodka Caipiroska, here we have something entirely and exceptionally interesting for the palate. Caipiroska is the name of a Brazilian cocktail made with little more than lime juice, sugar, and vodka. It is a variation on the more popular caipirinha, a similar…

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Homemade Reuben Sandwich

So I hear from “The Connoisseur” himself that in order for a sandwich to truly be perfect, the ratio of bread to filling (in this case – and in most cases-, meat) needs to be correct. Apparently this is essential – and becomes exceptionally necessary when crafting and then consuming a Reuben sandwich.

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Chocolate Sesame Miso-Sweet Potato Pie

Can you imagine the umami goodness of sesame and miso kissed with the subtle sweetness of cashew butter, vanilla, and sugar, all whipped into the hearty seduction of chocolate and sweet potatoes and baked into a pie? Now you can.

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Lemon Rosemary Fig Shortbread Bars

There are a few special men in my life who deserve the title of “Cookie Monster.” My darling hubby, Brian, my dear old dad, and I recently discovered a traveling companion, Wes, is quite the cookie lover. Quite. I’m not as fond of the sweet stuff myself, unless it comes in the form of fresh…

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