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.

Playing House, or, That Time We Got a Costco Card

My dad tried to buy me a giant stuffed giraffe a decade too late. Also, we finally get a Costco card and do something kinda healthy with sausage and vegetables as a result.

June Gloom: Chicken Tortilla Soup

The weather is awful, it’s this June Gloom thing here in Southern California. But hey, it’s a really good excuse to make soup during the summer!

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!