Duck & Persimmon

Duck & Persimmon
If there is duck on a menu, I’m likely to order it.  In fact if I don’t order the duck my husband is shocked and wonders if I am well.  I love th e deep savoriness of duck and the crispy counterpoint when the sear or roast has gone perfectly.  Many people I have found ...

Upside Down Caramel Apple Pie

Upside Down Caramel Apple Pie
  Pie and I have a long history together.  When I met my husband he was totally obsessed with “American round pies.” (Did you know pies aren’t round in every corner of the world?)  Fueled by hollywood pie references he plotted to taste every pie imaginable while in the U.S.  Once he returned home every ...

Blueberry Custard Baked Oatmeal 3

Blueberry Custard Baked Oatmeal
Last weekend I did one of my very favorite things, I taught a 2 day cooking class, a “Healthy Weekend Makeover.” It’s really very fun a small group of people spend 2 full days with me in a gorgeous kitchen.   We make breakfasts, soups, quinoa, they spatchcock a chicken, grass-fed meats, salads, dressing, eggs, ...

Classy Lady

Classy Lady
Now that our summer vacation to Romania is over, and the baby is officially no longer a baby (1 he’s 1!!!) I’m thinking about the cooking classes I’m teaching this fall at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.  I must say that teaching people to cook is one of my favorite things to do.  I ...