• Artichoke and Ricotta Pizza

    I forgot how much I love artichokes. I had them a couple of weeks ago in Evian, France at the restaurant at the newly renovated five-star Hotel Royal, served with wild Bar, a tender white-fleshed fish from Normandy, and again at one of my favorite neighborhood bistrots in Paris, Le Casse-Noix, also with fish.

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    Artichoke and Ricotta Pizza
  • Yellow Squash Pasta + Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes

    This is a total made-from-scraps dinner – and as is often the case, what I end up making when I think I have nothing in the fridge ends up as something I can’t wait to cook again.

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    Yellow Squash Pasta + Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes
  • Raspberry Hazelnut Cake

    I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I’ve not been baking lately. Wait. I know what’s wrong with me. It’s been 96 degrees with 457% humidity, and I’ve been turning on the oven as little as possible. But when I came across this cake recipe from Gourmet magazine not long ago, and started reading the online comments, all two hundred and something of them, it was like they were describing the best cake in the world.

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    Raspberry Hazelnut Cake
  • Baba Ganoush

    I’ve always loved eggplant, but lately I’ve been thinking about it all the time. It started when I was in Sicily a few months ago. Every single day, there was something on my plate starring eggplant. Caponata. Pasta alla Norma. Eggplant picatta.

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    Baba Ganoush
  • Roasted Carrot + Potato Fritters with Basil

    There were more leftovers in my fridge than I’d had in ages. It was one of those weeks where I had to cram in all of my cooking for an upcoming Cowgirl Chef column for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in two days.

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    Roasted Carrot + Potato Fritters with Basil

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