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Cocchi Americano-Gin Spritz

Cocchi Americano-Gin Spritz

Cocchi Americano is an Italian aperitif wine that is wonderful on its own and in cocktails. Its spicy, floral aroma pairs really nicely with gin in this refreshing spritz-y cocktail. Print Cocchi Americano-Gin Spritz Servings 1 cocktail Ingredients 1.5 oz Cocchi Americano 1.5 oz Gin […]

Zucchini & Blossom Fillo Tart

Zucchini & Blossom Fillo Tart

We’ve been eating squash blossoms for a couple weeks now but the first of my zucchini just grew big enough to pick and eat this week. I wanted to do something special with the inaugural zucchini and this zucchini & blossom fillo tart was the […]

Summer Berry Tiramisu

Summer Berry Tiramisu

This summer berry tiramisu is fun to make and is great for feeding a crowd! My friends and I do a weekly cooking night where we get together and each make part of a meal, usually Italian, usually delicious and always with good wine. We […]

Florentine S’mores with Homemade Marshmallows

Florentine S’mores with Homemade Marshmallows

We love camping in the summertime. Hiking, swimming, sitting around the fire and of course cooking outdoors! Nothing says summertime outdoors quite like roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. In fact, when I was in college and hosting Japanese exchange students, I wanted to show them […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peek-a-boo Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peek-a-boo Cookies

As a brewing QA manager, my job revolves around accuracy and consistincy. All of my measurements need to be spot on when running chemical or microbiological analysis and I’m constantly harping on the brewers to ensure they’re doing everything they can to make this batch […]

Grilled Tofu & Zucchini Banh Mi

Grilled Tofu & Zucchini Banh Mi

  Print Grilled Tofu and Zucchini Banh Mi If I have to label myself diet-wise, I would be an ovo-lacto-pescatarian. I’d rather not call myself that since it makes me sound like a tool but it’s probably helpful to know where my recipes come from. […]

Cornbread with Spicy Honey Butter

Cornbread with Spicy Honey Butter

  Print Cornbread with Spicy Honey Butter Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 8 people Ingredients 4 tbsp vegetable shortening melted 2 cups cornmeal course 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 […]

Grilled Swordfish with Roasted Tomatoes and Lemon over Polenta

Grilled Swordfish with Roasted Tomatoes and Lemon over Polenta

  Print Grilled Swordfish with Roasted Tomatoes and Lemon over Polenta Here in the Pacific Northwest it’s not quite tomato season but we’re so close! This recipe is a great way to get your tomato fix even if your garden isn’t quite ready to give […]

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

  Print Shakshuka This baked egg dish is so easy and filling, it’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serve it with warm crusty bread for dipping. Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 4 Ingredients 3 Tbsp Olive […]

Havarti-Thyme Gougeres

Havarti-Thyme Gougeres

  Print Havarti-Thyme Gougeres WARNING: these are extremely addictive! They’re so light and airy so it feels like you should be able to eat a ton of them, which I do every time I make them. For this reason, they are often on my dinner […]