Cooking with the Japanese!

One of the activities I’ve enjoyed the most in Japan has been the monthly cooking club – which, if you know how much I love cooking, ought to be an enormous surprise. Each month, the American and Japanese spouses get together to cook a traditional meal from one culture or the other. My first cooking…

End of Summer Easy Peach Crisp

Fruit crisps are one of my all-time favorite desserts to make. Easy, healthy and delicious, they are incredibly simple to make, which is hugely important to a cook like me. The only ingredients are fruit, granola, cinnamon & nutmeg, honey, and butter, so it’s insanely healthy for a dessert and a great option for paleo…

Easy Cannellini Dip

Our son is what most folks call a “good eater.” He loves vegetables, he chugs his morning smoothies, and he rarely turns down food. Our main problem, 17 months in, is making enough food to keep him full. I’m always looking for easy, fast recipes that keep our son happy and healthy, and so when…

Summer Sea Scallops

This is a great summer meal that’s both fresh & easy and best of all, it’s just one pot.ย  Simple ingredients, just scallops, spinach, cannellini & vegetable broth and spices to your liking. MBH whipped it up in less than 10 minutes for a fast way to wrap up a busy Sunday.ย  Full recipe here,…

Tasting the Lowcountry

One of our quick stops in Charleston was to Charleston Cooks! – a cook store utopia off East Bay Street. A friend had gifted me with “Taste of the Lowcountry” a few years back and with it, some of the biggest potluck & BBQ hits of our lives. The Blue Cheese Slaw is always specially…