Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

My Aunt Khaki first introduced me to the concept of a lettuce wrap a few years ago, even before Robert and I were married. She was visiting my family in Ohio and I think she viewed it as her personal mission to expose us rural Ohio folk to more than just down home cooking. I…

Spring Green Quinoa Risotto

It may not technically be spring in Ohio yet, but the clocks have sprung forward and the sun is shining. Daffodils and tulips are starting to break through the earth, tons of birds have been visiting our bird feeder, and asparagus is starting to get positively scrumptious. I first made Ina Garten’s Spring Green risotto…

Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread

Once again, I am using another recipe from the beloved Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I make the traditional artisan bread all the time and I also love the caramelized onion and herb rolls. This time I used a sweeter variation of the recipe. The dough is a buttermilk version and the filling…

Asparagus, Leek, and Swiss Quiche

I love Gruyere cheese, but I don’t like the price tag that comes with it. Sometimes, I will break down and buy it; but I most often just substitute sharp Swiss cheese in its place, which ends up working just fine since Gruyere is in the Swiss cheese family. Happy day. I made this quiche…

Buttermilk Biscuits

This past Sunday we had a small group over for a late brunch. The day before we hosted, I was looking for simple recipes to make so it would be a laid back affair and I found these buttermilk biscuits as I was leafing through Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours. I’ve never…