Banana Pineapple Cake | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Bananas and pineapple make this comforting cake moist and delicious.

Banana Pineapple Cake

My mom was not exactly a cook.  At least for the early part of my childhood.  I have many memories of her producing dried out pork chops that would take half an hour to chew before each...

Filipino Chicken and Pork Adobo | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Filipino Chicken and Pork Adobo

I usually don’t speak to my neighbors on the plane. I’m not one to drum up conversation – for me, that time in the air is a little respite from the every day, and I would hate...

Roasted Eggplant, Tomato and Pesto Mini Naan | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Eat it straight out of the oven or packed in a picnic, these mini naan are simple to make and perfect for spring and summer picnics!

Roasted Eggplant, Tomato and Pesto Mini Naan

Aubergines. What an alluring word. I was slicing rounds of eggplant and asking my children if they knew what it was called in British English. We said it in our most sophisticated, highfaluting English accents — “aw-ber-jeen”...

Boursin Garlic and Herb Buttermilk Biscuits | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Soft and creamy Boursin cheese makes these biscuits especially light and delicious.

Boursin Garlic and Herb Buttermilk Biscuits

I should probably start out by saying that I am clearly, in no way, an authority on biscuits. I do not hail from a long line of Southern cooks, and biscuits did not grace our table at...

Laminated Parsley Ravioli Stuffed with Parsley, Chive and Chèvre | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Laminated Parsley Ravioli Stuffed with Parsley, Chive and Chèvre

I’ve been thinking of grandmothers lately. They’re pretty special people, don’t you think? Many days I regret that my own mother did not live long enough to be the awesome grandmother I know she would have been...

Green Smoothie Bowl | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Skip the straw and grab a spoon - this is the perfect breakfast, lunch, or post workout snack!

Green Smoothie Bowl

My mind was really cluttered this week. It wasn’t exactly a hairy week by any means, but my brain was full of random things vying for my attention. There was competition of the olympic sort as my...

Chocolate Banana Quinoa Muffins | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Chocolate Banana Quinoa Muffins

I have a song stuck in my head. “Maybe far away Or maybe real nearby He may be pouring her coffee…” We watched the remake of Annie the other night. All of a sudden, I was a...

Pea Shoot and Pumpkin Seed Pesto | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Add a touch of spring to pesto.

Pea Shoot and Pumpkin Seed Pesto

I handed my son his shoe this morning as he finished tying the other, and caught myself humming. As I bent down to help him unknot the laces, I smiled and sang out loud, “you are my...

Blueberry Lemon Curd | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Dark, delicious and best drizzled over pretty much everything.

Blueberry Lemon Curd

I received the best email the other day. It was a comment from a reader named Donna (hi, Donna, if you’re out there!), and it went something like this: I made this and it was fast…..easy ……and...

Kiwi Lime Mojitos | www.kitchenconfidante.com | It's a vacation in a glass.

Kiwi Lime Mojito

Do you vacation or do you travel? There is a difference, you know. My parents were travelers. They flew by the seat of their pants, landing in unknown places without reservations, planning each day just days before....

Cubano Breakfast Sandwich | www.kitchenconfidante.com | The ultimate egg sandwich, piled high with roast pork, ham, swiss cheese and pickled pepperocini.

Simple Sundays | Cubano Breakfast Sandwich

Weekends are for eggy sandwiches. Sunny side up, yolks quivering, just waiting to be pierced (that is the best part, isn’t it?), squished between good bread, salty ham, and peppered with hot sauce. Just as pancakes and...

Waffle Pizzas with Roasted Garlic, Beets and Brie | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Waffle pizzas are quick, fun and perfect for entertaining.

Waffle Pizzas with Roasted Garlic, Beets and Brie

I like a clear counter. The only appliance that has the privilege of permanent status of resting on my prime real estate is my stand mixer, and even that is tucked away in the corner. Since I...

Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Peas | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Spring brunch just got sunnier.

Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Peas

Crack the egg. Split the shell. Release the yolk, perfect and whole, golden and shimmering in the bowl. Eggs – scrambled – were the very first thing I learned how to cook. I was seven, and the...

Irish Cream Sourdough Bread Pudding | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Pair Irish Cream with classic San Francisco sourdough in a decadent and homey Irish Cream Sourdough Bread Pudding.

Irish Cream Sourdough Bread Pudding

I may not have been born with the luck of the Irish, but I have had the good fortune to to live in cities where the love of St. Paddy’s runs deep. I was born in New...

Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Cookies | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oat Cookies

He came home from school on Monday, looking glum. “What’s wrong? Did something happen at school?” I fussed as we hung up his backpack on the hook. “No, it’s just…I missed you!” “What? Really?” “Yup. Can I...