For my very spoiled Father on his birthday I wanted to make one of his very favorite desserts. I was also throwing together a Bacon + Broccoli Quiche in the limited amount of time I had after work, so I wanted a dessert that would of course be delicious but also that wouldn’t take hours of prep….
For this year’s Father’s Day dessert, I wanted to make something that wasn’t massively time consuming but that would be a great compliment to the rack of lamb that I was planning on making as the main dish. Last year I tackled the crème brûlée, which was a lot of fun, but this year I wanted to make a dessert that was equally as crowd pleasing but not nearly as heavy and regret-inducing….
My favorite thing about this salsa is how versatile it is. It can be used to top some crunchy tortilla chips, add a little zing to your tacos, slathered on a breakfast burrito, or even eaten by itself with a spoon. I’ve been known to do this for “taste testing purposes”….
On a whim, my brother decided that he was going to be home from college for a few days this weekend. Whenever he’s home, I immediately go into full Italian grandmother mode and make oodles and oodles of food, mostly in the hopes that it will entice him to choose LA over Denver when the time comes to graduate. He asked if I wanted to cook dinner on Friday and offered himself and a few of his friends as my potential kitchen scullions. …
Today was a long and very hot day here in Los Angeles, so when it came to tonight’s dinner I wanted something easy and delicious that I could just whip up and chow down on. Summer is here, which means bikini body season is upon us….
Sunday evenings in my family have always been the time that we all get together to eat some delicious food, drink some tasty wine, and just enjoy the last few hours of the weekend before we catch up on our favorite shows. (aka Silicon Valley and Veep these days)….
For me, any holiday celebration, no matter what it is, revolves around what food I’m going to be serving. Big surprise there, I know. Fourth of July is a tough one because when you have a crowd like we did this year, it makes serving up some grilled steaks not very feasible for the wallet (or frankly my patience), burgers tend to be a little to bland, and hotdogs just aren’t very exciting….