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Cabin Carnitas in Big Sky Country

By On 05.15.16

Flurries of snowflakes pepper the crowns of our heads but melt at our feet. Standing out on the porch of our log cabin, we face staggering crisp white-capped peaks. The mountains of the Madison… Read More


Spring Feast | Easter Thoughts, Antipasti Basics

By On 04.14.15

Why you shouldn’t pass up entertaining on Easter? Forget the expectations, and try something new each year. Growing up, grandma and mom bought one of those golden-sealed, spiral-cut hams that we doctored… Read More


Winter Minestrone

By On 03.1.11

I followed all caramelizing protocol and it became a bubbling, savory pot that blankets all chills and rids any thoughts of misery.… Read More


Caramelized Onion, Smoked Ham & Gruyère Frittata

By On 10.19.10

Fluffy eggs, creamy cheese, smokey ham, caramelized onions. The ultimate frittata.… Read More

herbed egg salad

Herb Egg Salad

By On 04.15.10

Tangy mayo speckled with herbs and paprika, piled on soft seven-grain bread, layered with red onion slivers, cucumber and crisp romaine.… Read More


An Italian Thanksgiving

By On 11.29.09

Thanksgiving.  Hands down, the day (actually, collection of days in preparation) that I look forward to the most throughout the year.  On the night before, when I was little, I’d sleep on… Read More


Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli

By On 11.5.09

Make your next day off a fresh pasta day. Create the ultra savory flavors of roasted butternut squash ravioli, served with a sage infused bechamel sauce, or simply with a brown… Read More

Pumpkin Spice Cupcake

Pumpkin-Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese-Mascarpone Frosting

By On 10.29.09

These tender and moist cupcakes hold the subtle essence of fall--scents of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.… Read More


Slowly Braised Short-Ribs

By On 10.26.09

The tenderness of these slowly-braised beef short ribs will melt away any chill during this fall...… Read More


Figs with fresh ricotta and honey

By On 08.23.09

Fresh figs with delicate ricotta cheese and a drizzle of some great quality honey make a healthy dessert on a summer evening.… Read More