Green Summer Salad, Avocado “Caprese” Toast and other eats we ate this week

Happy Friday! This week has been a fun-filled week of cooking and we made a lot of great stuff to share with you, from weeknight dinners, to dinner parties with friends, to weekend breakfast. We’ve included the details for our original recipes below as well as links to some other recipes we’ve made and loved… Continue reading Green Summer Salad, Avocado “Caprese” Toast and other eats we ate this week

Last Meal Baby Back Ribs, sides, and a Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata

We had a great trip to the East Coast last week, visiting a total of 4 cities to attend a wedding, stay with family, and even snuck in a work trip. It was a lot of travel, but we got to eat some amazing food along the way, trying new restaurants and cooking from our family’s kitchens. For… Continue reading Last Meal Baby Back Ribs, sides, and a Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata

Easy Cranberry Apple Cake

Sometimes we get the itch to use our red KitchenAid mixer and bake something. This past weekend, we chose Ina Garten’s Easy Cranberry Apple Cake, which tastes like cake and cranberry apple pie had a love child in our oven. We found that this cake was as delicious for breakfast as it was as an… Continue reading Easy Cranberry Apple Cake

Cheese & Crackers followed by Banana Bread Pudding

Our second meal that weekend trended towards lighter fare after all the heavy eating. We made a modified version of the beet salad, followed by a nice plate of cheese and crackers. We’re also featuring the banana bread pudding served with vanilla ice cream  Earlier that day Julia had officially begun her herb garden, so we’re… Continue reading Cheese & Crackers followed by Banana Bread Pudding

Crispy Mustard-Roasted Chicken, Roasted Butternut Squash, Beet Salad, and Oreo Truffles

 This past weekend Philippe came to LA again for a quick 48 hour visit. His plane from New York was one of the last to leave JFK airport before Winter Storm Nemo dumped massive quantities of snow across the Northeast  From the airport, we headed straight to a late dinner at Tar & Roses in Santa Monica… Continue reading Crispy Mustard-Roasted Chicken, Roasted Butternut Squash, Beet Salad, and Oreo Truffles

Friday night mountain of pizza

Since it was Friday and because it’s been a long week, tonight’s dinner was a lazy “Home”-made pizza with onions, sausage, multiple cheeses, tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers…and of course the obligatory Friday Night Beer(s).  We normally try to use fresh pizza dough and flatten  it ourselves, but couldn’t get it this week so we used… Continue reading Friday night mountain of pizza