Dried cranberries and pecans are the perfect holiday-inspired twist for this classic, indulgent breakfast pastry.
Contrasts make for beautiful food, giving the cook a chance to be an artist as they arrange the plate. That was the reason behind me first creating this rich red relish to go with chicken or white fish, as a pairing for the Little Penguin Shiraz. As it happened, the deep, jammy Shiraz also accentuates the flavor of the plums to make the perfect pairing for a moist mild cut of meat.
Creamy, decadent and unbelievably light pretty much sums up this beautiful cheesecake. Filled with bright lemon zest and a fresh blueberry topping, it will always have you going back for one more bite!
The exciting flavors of New York City come alive with the combination of apple-bacon jam and rich, creamy cheddar. And like the city, this grown-up grilled cheese is sweet, spicy, sour and rich—a little bit of everything. Note: the jam, which keeps well in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks, is also the perfect condiment for pork roast.
These lemon bars are a show stopper, they will steal the spotlight at any dessert table!
How could a dinner you put together this quickly be this good? Credit the grill pan, which lets you cook chicken to moist, juicy perfection! Then pair that perfectly cooked chicken with a salty pretzel bun and sweet-tart mango salsa, and you have an irresistible balance of flavors and textures—on the table in under 20 minutes.
Watermelon is just perfect on its own, especially when it’s prime watermelon season. However you can do so much more with it as well. From watermelon salsa, to watermelon cocktails to watermelon salads, this mega-fruit is more versatile than many people realize!
Autumn flavors take center stage in this squash crème brulee with flavors reminiscent of pumpkin spice.
This incredibly simple skillet cake keeps well for several days—if you don’t eat it all before then. Keep it at room temperature covered in plastic wrap.
This sophisticated and healthful dish can be made in a single divided pan which allows you to both grill and cook in a skillet at the same time (with only one pan to clean at the end of dinner!)
When cooking double cut chops, searing them on the stove and finishing them in the oven gives you a lovely, savory brown crust and moist, tender meat. (Thick chops cannot be cooked entirely on the stove, or they will burn on the outside by the time the inside is cooked).
Bring this moist, tender cake to the table right in the skillet—it looks as homey and beautiful as it tastes. Don’t worry if fresh blueberries aren’t available—this cake works well with thawed frozen berries, too. The cake freezes beautifully, as long as it is well-wrapped and thawed slowly to room temperature.
Sure to please kids of all ages, this bowl is everything you love about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich combined with the cozy comfort of oatmeal. When berries aren’t in season, substitute other fruits and complementary jam or jelly.
This twist on a classic poke bowl features sweet pineapple, mildly spicy jalapeno, and bright lime sauce. But feel free to mix it up—use a different grain, a different citrus in the sauce, a different type of chile, or even different toppings to make the recipe your own.
Light and airy popovers pair perfectly with this tangy goat cheese spread.
These blueberry lemon thyme muffins are the perfect spring breakfast or brunch treat. They are ready in less than an hour and packed full of fresh lemon flavor, juicy blueberries and fresh thyme. It’s a perfect combination of flavors sure to impress anyone.
Thawed frozen raspberries may be used in place of the fresh when making the puree; if so, skip the raspberry garnish and top each glass with a wedge or twist of lemon.
This tender, moist coffee cake, featuring tart cranberries, brown sugar streusel and a sweet vanilla glaze makes for a wonderful holiday brunch treat.
This particular crepe batter is one of my favorites, as the rye flour keeps it tender, and the minimal amount of sugar means you can use it to wrap both sweet and savory fillings. When paired with the buttery apple compote, they work for breakfast (top with plain yogurt), lunch (cottage cheese!) or dessert (a spoonful of softly whipped cream).