Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancakes | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancake

Oh Wednesday. You’re such a hard day of the week! I wake up yearning for the weekend, when alarms don’t exist, and I can rise at my leisure. When mornings aren’t rushed, and coffee can be sipped...

Eggplant Rollatini with Pancetta and Spinach | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Eggplant Rollatini with Pancetta and Spinach

Is it possible to be a closet vegetarian…who loves pancetta? I’ve noticed a shift in my eating. The balance on the scales is weighing heavier on the vegetables, and lighter on the meats. Perhaps it is the...

Carrot Mango and Kiwi Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Carrot Mango and Kiwi Smoothie

“Mom, you’re my BMF,” my son confided as he slid his hand into mine. “BMF?” I asked, my mind going through the possible abbreviations.

Bacon Leek Dip | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Bacon Leek Dip

We met in Chicago, where the river runs green on St. Patrick’s Day, where leprechauns brave the bitter cold, and where, it seemed, the whole city would go out for drinks, Irish or not. The first time...

Quinoa Crusted Eggplant Parmesan | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Quinoa Crusted Eggplant Parmigiana

Things sure have changed. One of my daughter’s friends was over the other afternoon, and as they munched on snacks and smoothies at the kitchen table, the chatter turned to their allowance. I was relieved to hear...

Apple Beet Salad with Endive and Baby Greens | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Apple Beet Salad with Endive and Baby Greens

When lunchtime rolls around, I reach into my refrigerator and pull out a variety of vegetables and fruit, anything to satisfy my craving for crunch and freshness. Lately I just haven’t had the appetite for anything heavy...

Smoked Salmon Phyllo Bites with Wasabi Goat Cheese | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Smoked Salmon Phyllo Bites with Wasabi Goat Cheese

I’ve been counting down. In 21 days, 15 hours, 36 minutes, 31 seconds, I will be back in my hometown, probably a blubbery mess,