Archives for January 2013

Back to the Basics of Feeding Your Family: Eat Well, Spend Less

This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we are focusing on getting back to the basics of feeding your family. Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. Dinnertime is ever evolving in our house. This year we embarked on the path of swim club family, dragging the eldest […]

Cayenne Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce: On Cleaning

Succulent steak spiced with fiery cayenne is accompanied by a cooling, tangy chimichurri made with parsley and cilantro both, as well as the sharpness of a fresh-squeezed lemon. Temperatures dropped this week. If you live to the east, you’re feeling it now. A wicked wind cut through gloves and coats, stinging any visible skin with […]

Cayenne Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

For the Chimichurri Sauce: 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh parsley 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 1 shallot, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3/4 cup olive […]

Sweet and Salty Snack Bars with Attune Foods

Snack bars laden with salty nuts, healthy whole grains, and a bit of creamy chocolate to tempt your sweet tooth are just what you need to get through the day. Introducing my new partnership with Attune Foods. 2:30 p.m. Your coffee cup is empty. Sure, you could fill it, but at this point you’re starting […]

Caramelized Shallot and Gruyère Quiche with Rosemary Crust: Comfort Food

Sweet caramelized onions dance with creamy Gruyère in velvety egg custard with a bit of tangy yogurt all nestled inside a flaky rosemary crust in this easy quiche recipe. That hour when the sun starts to whisper its goodbye sends pinkish rays streaming through the kitchen window, bouncing off the surfaces and bottles, casting sharp […]

Caramelized Shallot and Gruyère Quiche with Rosemary Crust

For the Crust: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold, unsalted butter 2-3 tablespoons ice water For the Filling: 2 tablespoons butter 4 shallots, thinly sliced 5 eggs 1 cup cream 1/3 cup Greek yogurt 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt […]

Creamy Cauliflower Soup and Creating Clarity

Shallots and thyme create an aromatic cauliflower soup that is just the right amount of creamy and indulgent with this easy recipe. Warm mittens have been pulled over tiny fingers to protect from the winter wind under a star-filled sky. We’ve scurried across the frozen driveway and climbed in the car, which is now gliding […]