In the spirit of kinda-but-not-really-cooking during this heat wave, we’re making everything seasoning! My very-favorite use for everything seasoning is avocado toast – two really big shakes, plus a squeeze of lemon?
Sauces, Dips, & Spreads
Today’s recipe puts the spotlight on za’atar, my latest spice blend addiction! Za’atar’s woodsy, nutty, tangy flavor is the perfect complement to salty olives and bright lemon juice.
This smoked salmon dip might just be the easiest holiday appetizer ever – and it’s incredibly good for you too! No cooking, baking, or resting required, just chop it all up and mix together.
Celebrating the love triangle of beer-pretzels-cheese by turning it into a full meal! Pretzel-breaded chicken is baked to crispy perfection and drizzled with warm melty beer cheese for a rich, comforting dinner.
Yes, your morning deserves buttermilk biscuits smothered in spicy-sweet compound butter! Everyone already loves butter-and-honey-drizzled biscuits, but adding a rich, spiced hint of heat takes it to the next level.
The only downside to Colorado’s gloriously chilly fall weather right now – which I am loving – is that the two o’clock slump gets extra rough. It’s easy to power through that comfort-food craving when the sun is beating down, but something about overcast skies and wearing a sweater just makes me want to snack on warm,
Spoiler alert: homemade hot sauces are incredibly easy! Toasted sesame and fried garlic give a deep, nutty richness to this super-spicy oil.
Finally sharing my most-requested recipe! This is a straightforward, easy recipe for crowd-pleasing guacamole that is always the first to disappear at a party.
Growing up in an Italian-American family, I thought everyone’s fridge had a big gallon jar of spicy pickled vegetables – what else do you pull out when you’re hungry but dinner isn’t ready yet? It wasn’t until I was older that I realized most of my friends had no idea what I was talking about.
Have you had clams casino? Open-faced fresh clams are steamed in white wine and butter, heaped with buttery bacon breadcrumbs, and broiled to perfection.