Kitchenbird Cravings

The time has to finally come to answer my number one most asked question; “how do you eat all of that and not gain 100000 lbs?!” I feel as though I may have misled you all. No, I am not the girl who eats pizza for lunch everyday nor am I a pillar of health….

Chocolate Cloud Cake

I am not a baker.  I have zero patience and am known for NEVER following directions.  However, my boyfriend Jake is a die hard chocolate lover and I have allowed myself to cut some corners when it comes to making sweets. This cake is so easy a caveman could do it. This is a cake inspired…

Broccoli Cheddar Soup & Beer Pretzels

Whether your snowed in or just can’t figure out how to get your kids to eat vegetables, I have the perfect recipe for you. I load my broccoli cheddar soup with florets of broccoli, onions, carrots, and tons of cheddar cheese (of course).  However, there is no cream to be found here! Just chicken stock…

Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

Courtesy of How Sweet Eats, this tater tot breakfast bake was a HIT on Sunday. Bacon, cheese, egg, potato, peppers, onions… all baked into a cheesy abyss. http://www.howsweeteats.com/2017/02/tater-tot-breakfast-skillet-hiring/

Cherry Cake

Layers of vanilla cake jeweled with maraschino cherries is a recipe that Jakes family shared with me.  Between each layer I included a funfetti cream cheese frosting and completed the entire cake with a whipped cherry cream. It’s safe to say I have the best little helper.

Wakey Wakey…

Eggs and bakey.  Here are some ideas for a fun morning filled with tasty eats! Fondue brunch! With cinnamon buns and breakfast enchiladas. Breakfast enchiladas filled with soft scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, and scallions.  Baked in a creamy white sauce and topped with monterey jack, tomato, lime crema, and avocado. Crispy bacon parmesan potatoes with…

Aged Creamy Cheddar Shells

BE STILL MY HEART.  As many of you know, my favorite food is mac and cheese, especially when it is done well. This dish still makes me weak. Whisk desired cheeses into warmed heavy whipping cream on a medium low heat.  Then, fold in shells that have been slightly undercooked. The noodles will continue to…

Bacon Pancake Dippers

Want to create something sticky, sweet, and savory for breakfast? Simply put your pancake batter in a pastry bag and swirl it in a pan around strips of bacon! Next, melt a pad of butter into some fresh maple syrup. Then dip away!  

Seared Salmon Salad

Seared salmon on top of shredded tuscan kale dressed in a miso vinaigrette jeweled with watermelon radishes, roasted delicata squash, avocado, carrots, and shallots. Then, finished with fresh fried tortilla strips and a creamy dill aioli.

Bright Bites for Summer Nights

There is nothing I would rather do then to sit beneath the trees and a summer sunset with my friends . Through trial and tribulation, I have discovered the key to entertaining is to keep your food simple and use what you have on hand (a glass of champagne in the other doesn’t hurt either).   The…

Fish ‘n’ Purple Chips

More often than not, my recipes happen by default.  They come with little planning, a lot of imagination, and whatever I can find in the fridge.  This dish was built around some funky looking purple potatoes I found at the Cambridge Valley Farmers Market, and not wanting to cook dinner on Sunday. Haddock was on…

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Sandwich

Sometimes you just gotta dig into your fridge and make dinner happen.  Aka, make a sandwich and throw a fried egg on it.  That’s exactly what I did yesterday when I got home from work and realized I did not have the ingredients for crispy chicken chipotle tacos. I shortly came to the realization that…