A California Midsummer’s Harvest, in a bowl

A late July trip to the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and a really simple, adaptable grilled vegetable and heirloom tomato dinner that truly requires no recipe, just good, local ingredients. This meal makes me feel really grown-up, by the way.


Home Date: Baked Chicken Parmesan

Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan is made for a quick and marvelous home date. This is one of the first dinners I ever cooked that actually counted as food regular people would eat, so preheat your oven and get to it!

Mommy’s Super Easy Meatballs

It’s Mothers’ Day! I briefly explain why my mother is my best friend, and how her super easy meatball recipe is one for the ages.

It’s Pasta Night!

I offer my highly important and respected opinion of Americanized, yuppie cooking of “Italian” food. With pictures.