Orange Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

Working in the kitchens of Casa San Carlo was a turning point for me on my journey of figuring out what to do in my life. I knew I really want to work with food in some way. To share that love and flavor with others. It was time to stop with the travel blog…

Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Simplicity. What appears as the easiest dish to make in both ingredients and tastes is often the hardest to get right. Simple dishes generally combine just a few ingredients and yet are able to blow you away with the combination of flavors. I love simple dishes. Traveling to Italy introduced me to simplicity at its finest. We…

Lean and Light Sloppy Joes

I just love looking at all the beautiful pictures in the holiday editions of Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and the many others that appear in the mail this time of year. And let’s not even get started on my FoodGawker looking. At this point I’m surprised that I’m not already gaining weight just from…

Grilled Pasta Salad (No Mayo)

I can’t believe that summer is almost over and Labor Day is here already. I know everyone says that it seems like the year has flown by and it’s so cliché but this year really does seem like it went by fast. Probably because this is the first summer I’ve had outside in two years…