Handmade Lemon-herb Pasta

Once you get the hang of making handmade pasta, the flavor possibilities are endless. I’m sharing my tips for success, and the ingredients for a pasta that is perfect for spring!

Perfectly Crispy, Pan-fried Potatoes

I love potatoes every which way, but these little beauties—with their crispy, salty edges and soft, fluffy insides—are ranking pretty high on the addictive scale, and they are so easy to make and pair nicely with just about everything.

Moravian Sugar Cake

The annual Easter sunrise service that is so beloved in these parts will be held virtually this year, but I’m doing my part with this recipe for traditional Moravian sugar cake, dripping in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon!

Maple Bourbon Cedar-Wrapped Salmon

There is no reason to shy away from making delicious seafood at home. This easy dish has flavor coming from every direction, and with a little quick prep in the afternoon, you can have it on the table in about half an hour.

Sourdough Pumpernickel

Freshly-milled rye grain teams up with my sourdough starter and some crumbs from an old bread to create a super-flavorful pumpernickel. It’s my way of celebrating “National Flour Month!”

Lemony Lobster Risotto

Risotto is easy to make, but elegant enough to accompany the lusciousness of lobster tails, especially with fresh lemon zest and a sweet lobster broth.


Cooks in Ireland would serve this hearty potato dish with coins or trinkets inside to predict your future. With its cooked kale and leeks, and oozing with Irish butter, I predict it will be a hit on your St. Patty’s Day table!

Bangers & Mash!

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy some classic Irish pub grub, and these plump sausages, piled atop fluffy potatoes with hearty Guinness onion gravy is about as classic as it gets!

Scallion-Sriracha Salmon Cakes

Only the most neurotic of people wake up at 3 in the morning with a new recipe idea. Call me crazy, but these turned out crispy, light and full of flavor, just exactly as I had dreamed.

Irish Soda Bread

I’m on a countdown to St. Patrick’s Day, and making all of my favorite “Irish” foods this week. This humble bread is no-knead, no-fuss, and delicious on its own, with soup or toasted with a generous smear of good Irish butter!


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