American

lazy (s)mashed potatoes

I often make these potatoes when I do not want to bother to peel the skins of potatoes, and want something slightly different (and lighter)...

hot or not avocado toasts

It’s all the rage!  The healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, not to mention Vitamin E, C and B-6 make avocado toasts an ideal choice for breakfast or lunch.  Pile up...

the classic grilled filet steak

Grilling steak may take a few tries to master but the key is not to overcook, if anything, undercook because you can always cook it more.  A good meat thermometer...

fabulous fish cakes

Fish cakes are delicious for a light and flavorful lunch or a starter course.  Slightly unexpected and always appreciated, it is hard to go wrong with this recipe. The only...

bright burst meyer lemon tart

I love baking but given the chemistry in the process, I rarely change a recipe I find.  Yes, I may add or change a spice but the measurements and types...

simple green salad with fennel

This salad is extremely simple and full of flavor.  The fennel is what makes it so good….well the fennel and really tossing the salad with...

all american chocolate chip cookies

I have experimented with many different chocolate chip cookie recipes, including changing the types of flours, sugars and chocolate but this recipe has become my classic.  I do use whole...