Drunken Mussels

I love a big pot of steamed mussels, but let’s make no mistake about what this meal is REALLY about: dunking crusty bread in a buttery, garlicky, white wine & cream sauce. Since I cannot go to the seashore right now while under the stay-at-home order in LA, these drunken mussels are the next best…

Panzanella

Panzanella is a classic Tuscan dish that simply showcases old stale bread and the juices of plump, ripe, summer tomatoes. Since we are on the brink of tomato season I thought I’d share my favorite salad recipe! Ingredients: 4 cups of Chopped Tomatoes ( I like to use all different kinds for color) 4 Cups…

Easy-Peasy Picnic

I was so excited to go on a picnic with my friends this weekend. I normally would have loved to whip up some fun sandwiches and dips, but I was just too exhausted. Lucky my local grocery store came to the rescue! Instead of just grabbing sandwiches and calling it a day, finger foods from…

Extra Versitile Olive Oil

I love finding new uses for my glass jars and bottles! This bright green bottle used to contain extra virgin olive old from California Olive Ranch. As you know, I use olive oil pretty frequently when I cook, so I didn’t have to wait long to decorate my home with the bottle! One way to…

Fresh Meatball Subs

When I moved into my first apartment-style dorm with a kitchen, I freaked out. I really had never cooked for myself before. My first meal? Meatballs. Cooking those first meatballs is what sparked my love affair with cooking. My recipe has come a long way since my dorm days and I hope you enjoy! MEATBALLS:…