Dark chocolate is rich, of course, but the thin layer of bark is approachable enough to bite without heaviness; and the fresh figs atop each piece are refreshing and velvety in color and texture. I also love the swirl of almond butter for an added flavor profile, though completely optional.
It’s hard to believe fall is already arriving! To transition, I’ve begun incorporating fall-hued ingredients with subtlety such as golds and yellows in my dishes, apples versus berries in my cocktails, and roasting versus grilling for warmth.
Similar to "Russian Roulette," the trick to shishitos is an unexpected heat play from pepper to pepper. A mostly mellow batch will hide a couple of heat-packed culprits, which prove to be just as addictive as the others!
Let’s face it—it’s hard to get, let alone make healthy meals on a daily basis. We all want to do what’s right for our bodies, but, when we’re constantly on-the-go, we sometimes must settle for faster food options.
We can all agree that, 99% of the time, food and friends around a table invoke cherished conversations and opportunities to connect, whether at first bite or over a full bottle! Yet when the meal's centerpiece dish is one of every generation X or millennial's childhood dreams, a wave of nostalgia carries the tide of dining dialogue.
Got plans Saturday? Look no further for your guide to a lively lunch spread for the Cinco de Mayo holiday. Reflective of summer's bold yet reawakening entry, the color palette and fresh menu provide the perfect excuse to sit back, sip a white sangria margarita, and enjoy a sunny weekend surrounded by great company and excellent ambiance.
St. Patrick's Day weekend, notorious for its rambunctious crowds and never-ending pitchers of beer, is less than two weeks away! The holiday shouldn't just defer to green beer (though cheers to that!)—Its Irish heritage and homage to spring's arrival call for an elegant St. Patty's set-up.
Let's be honest; when it comes to "pink," the first word that comes to my mind is "rosé." The trend that--let's be real-- isn't going anywhere anytime soon, rosé symbolizes the perfect unifier for gatherings of all occasions and, especially in this case, for Galentine's Day.
Football is everpresent in our household these days, between tonight's college National Championship and the impending Super Bowl game. I've paid much more attention this season due to Alex's Fantasy Football victory, so I am committed in the kitchen to deliver a winning menu matchup on February 4th!
I couldn't have envisioned a better kickoff to holiday soirees and gatherings than with the brilliantly talented and visionary interior designer Sean Anderson. Sean's discerning attention to detail and ability to curate is second-to-none, and when I heard he was furnishing a full home for Memphis' annual Vesta Home Show, I immediately jumped on board.
Each Sunday night we're in town, between six and eight of us gather at a neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant to slurp bowls of pho and share wildly entertaining stories from our past week. I opted to change the location and cuisine last Sunday to our house for a Friendsgiving affair. An elevated yet traditional Thanksgiving menu, a rustic tablescape, and red wine replaced our usual bowls of noodles. Nonetheless, the company was excellent, and the potluck was top-notch.