Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Madeira Wine Pan Sauce

Pan seared beef tenderloin with madeira wine sauce

When I was little, I would stand with my face pressed against the chain link fence that surrounded our yard, watching my Grandfather attempt his daily chores outside.  Grandpa was a hard worker.  Once a policeman, then a plumber and always … [Read more...]

Crab and Egg White Muffins

crab and egg white muffins, gluten free

There's a whole lot of egg love goin' on at The Bennett Camp.  Orange Cinnamon Raisin Baked French Toast and now these tasty little Crab and Egg White Muffins. It’s possible I’m a tiny bit over joyed with my chicken gals. They’ve been laying at … [Read more...]

Today, My Heart is Grateful

Roasted Beets, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Bleu Cheese Salad

Today, my heart is filled with overwhelming appreciation.  Friends and family who share in my fear and anxiety, my sadness and hope. Beautiful dishes of food, cookies, desserts and love arriving on my doorstep.  Meant to comfort and heal. Phone … [Read more...]

Slow Braised Barbacoa with Cucumber Avocado Salsa

Slow Braised Barbacoa with Cucumber Avocado Salsa

I’ve been trying to write this post for at least a week.  I’d like to think my days are so filled with exciting and essential work, of momentous proportions, that I had to continuously delay this post. Nope.  Just my beautiful life.  Work, family, … [Read more...]

A Little Spring Love

lemon, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, hummus

The song birds have begun their annual melodies of sweet tunes announcing the arrival of spring. Each morning, at the break of dawn, It sounds like a festival of  little bird choirs outside my window. Making me smile as I slowly wake, I listen … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Last June I decided it was high time I got out-and-about my local area and begin meeting some of my fellow food bloggers and food writers.  After all, I can’t just hang out with my chicken girls all the time. ;) While attending various food and … [Read more...]

Run To The Bus Breakfast

banana maple oatcakes

My kitchen was tea and jelly stained Saturday morning.  Trying desperately to get the “perfect” picture of these delicious little lovelies, I must have been leaning over to far and my darling little red step stool went flying out from under … [Read more...]

Hearty Winter Bolognese

When I was little, I remember my Grandmother standing at the stove top stirring her homemade tapioca pudding. I stood close by, waiting, asking to help, so I could somehow sneak a sample of her delicious recipe. Grandma smiled and with a twinkle in … [Read more...]

Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Roasted Red Pepper Hazelnut Sauce

Roasted Red Peppers, Hazelnut, sauce for pork

I always keep a spare pork tenderloin, or two, in the freezer.  It's one of those quick fix meals that pairs beautifully with most any sauce or roasted winter fruit.  I had planned to use this tenderloin with a spiced apple compote, which is … [Read more...]

Moroccan Spiced Shrimp with Polenta Cakes

Moroccan Shrimp with Polenta Cakes

Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Day… all in one week.   Boy, did those two events sneak up on me. Feeling like “Last Minute Karista”, I quickly planned my week’s menu and raced off to the market yesterday morning before the Andouille sausage could … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Sunday Round-up!

Asian marinated pork tenderloin sliders with caramelized onions

As usual I'm "late to the party" with this post.  But if you're like me and haven't decided what to prepare for Super Bowl Sunday, here's a rowdy round-up of complete deliciousness … [Read more...]

White Fish Florentine

White fish baked in Spinach, Dijon, cream, panko and parmesan

Life is not perfect.  But of course, we all know this right?   In fact, my life is messy (sometimes literally). Like many, I work diligently to keep it all together while raising a family, building a career and business and nurturing the important … [Read more...]