orange liqueur olive oil pound cake with pomegranate glaze

The main inspiration on this one was a special gift for a dear friend’s birthday- the ideas started flowing remembering  a rum cake the previous week at another good friend’s party (could I do it without a bundt cake pan and with another liqueur and get similar results?), having access to a very old bottle…

mi amore sauce

He said, “Jenn this is the best sauce I’ve ever had in my life… and I’m Italian” hence we named it so. Sauces are definitely something at this point I don’t really think about… they just happen and evolve.                                

asian beef vegetable medley soup

Inspired by the local farmers market of my new home since September, we found some delight talking to the farmers about produce we weren’t familiar with. One of those was opo squash. It’s a bit chilly out so I challenged the idea of making an asian-themed soup with the opo, bok choy, scallions, beef, ginger…

signs of spring- catching up…

Catching up since October… spring has sprung! Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged but I’ve been snapping shots and recording memories in my mind for that precious luxurious day when I can sit and ponder and write about what I’ve been doing, my commitment to myself to preserve memories to share (which I…

Holy fish! Caribbean cayenne mahi and lemon almond kale

A game play delay resulted in a dinner unexpected a few days later… Planning to cook on a Friday when last minute plan changes came up, resulted in prepping the fish and then letting it sit for a few days. Mahi was prepared with olive oil and topped with a blend of “magical” Caribbean spice…

Pistachio chicken warms the heart….dinner without a plan

I’m really behind on my blogging here, but I’ve been super busy. As I’m cooking I’m capturing photos, but not remembering a lot of the details but here’s what I can remember and it’s totally worth whatever I can remember because it was yummy! That phrase a picture is worth a thousand words is my…