Classic Creamy Turkey Gravy Recipe

Just your basic scratch-made turkey gravy recipe Essential, basic, simple and wholesome. This is a modern take on classic creamy turkey gravy recipes, but it is better for you. Use it for your roast turkey breast, or make a massive batch of it for the Holiday feast.  The sneaky thing here is that the recipe […]

Roast turkey breast recipe

Basic Roast Turkey Breast Recipe

A yummy roast turkey breast recipe…and how to use it As the prices at the store continue to spike, I’ve had to make countless changes to how I shop, just to keep wholesome food on the table. The ceilingless spiral up is downright discouraging and one of the reasons we’ve not been able to produce […]

May 10th Date Night Cooking Class

I am super excited to teach this class! Come enjoy an evening of good food that you and your date help make at my next Portland Date Night Cooking Class.   We do the work so you two can learn something, eat like royalty,  and spend quality time together. This menu is all about the rich,  […]

Date Night Cooking Classes

Thought you might enjoy seeing what happens at one of my date night cooking classes at In Good Taste. These were some of the things enjoyed by our guests 🙂 Mahi Mahi was not available for the class, we substituted rockfish with good results. Join me for a class in the future! Click Here to […]

Getting the Cookbook Done

When I first started writing this cookbook over four years ago…I had no idea that it would take 4 years to complete!!  If I had known, I might have convinced myself to not do it, LOL. I’m being silly, of course.  There is no way I could have torn myself away from this goal!  It […]

Hot Kitchen Portland Cooking Class Featured!

Our Valentine’s class has been featured in a local blog!! Visit our friends over at to see what’s happening around town on Valentine’s Day. I’m looking forward to sharing this terrific feast featuring romantic seafood and decadent beef wellington for my guests on Thursday. Most of all I’m looking forward to recreating this feast for […]

Fun with leftovers

Leftover roast turkey + a handful of green beans + a bit of butternut squash + jasmine rice + hazelnut buerre noisette = My dinner tonight. It began with a roast turkey breast.  Just a simple butter basted preparation .It was cut off the bone for easy storage . Also found in the fridge was […]

Finished perfect baked hotwings recipe

Super-Easy Chicken Wings (not fried)

Like a perfectly executed quaterback sneak, once again Superbowl Snuck up on me It is a big chance to indulge quiet love for chicken wings. Here is my fail-proof formula: Super Easy No Fry Wings Mise en Plas 12 – 16 whole wings 1/3 cup flour 1 tsp salt or seasoning salt 1 Tbsp cornstarch […]

Epic Caramel Mocha Cake Recipe - Cafe Latte Frosting Recipe, Caramel Recipe Filling, Chocolate Cake Recipe, Chocolate Ganache Recipe Finish

Epic Caramel Mocha Cake Recipe

  Christmas Eve came around and I had a gnarly baking itch to satisfy.  Epic Caramel Mocha Cake was the answer.  Cookies simply did not cut it. Though this is part of my off-the-hip series, this is not exactly a simple recipe.  There are four different components working in harmony to make the masterpiece that […]

Vegetarian Meatballs13

Vegetarian Meatballs Recipe (aka Arancini recipe)

Vegetarian meatballs recipe – great for the holidays! Off the hip recipes are those that I make up with no pre-planning. Some times there is a plan, sometimes they are a delicious culinary accident worth sharing. These little tasty bites are like a round risotto fritter, and they are my take on Italian classic “arancini” […]