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...

Apple Stuffed Belgian Waffles | www.kitchenconfidante.com | It’s like apple fritters meeting Belgian waffles for the first time and giving each other a warm hug.

Apple Stuffed Belgian Waffles

I learned not too long ago that there are people out there who find the idea of cooked fruit absolutely detestable. It was a little shock to my system, as I had heard of and even very...

Steamed Clams and Mussels in Coconut Curry Broth | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A light and satisfying meal.

Simple Sundays | Steamed Clams and Mussels in Coconut Curry Broth

I swore before I had children that I would never fall prey to becoming a short order cook. I never understood parents who would prepare multiple meals, perhaps a more elaborate “grown up” meal for the parents,...

MEYER LE MON BUTTERMILK PUDDING | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Sweet Meyer lemons adds brightness to this light dessert. It's wonderful served both warm and cold.

Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Pudding

Around this time of year, winter starts feeling as though it has overstayed its welcome. I know especially for many of you, the snow and the bitter cold has definitely remained far too long, and the shoveling...

Truffled Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Goat Cheese | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Jazz up mac and cheese with flavors both kids and grown ups love!

Truffled Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Goat Cheese

I’ve confessed it to you before, have I not? I’m pretty sure I told you that mac and cheese was not part of my vocabulary growing up. Gasp, I know! My parents embraced comfort foods of all...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Stay in and stay cozy with a slice.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

If you’re joining me today, and double checking your calendar, do not fear. I know. It’s February. And the food world (whoever that may be) declares that pumpkin is so last season. But it’s winter, my friends....

Bok Choy Risotto with Coconut Milk and Pan Seared Shrimp | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A light way to enjoy bok choy!

Bok Choy Risotto with Coconut Milk and Pan Seared Shrimp + A Le Creuset Giveaway

Sometimes you get stuck in a rut. It happens. Especially in the kitchen. I picked up a bundle of bok choy earlier this week, without a plan in mind, simply because it looked so beautiful at the...

Cashew Butterscotch Pudding Pie - www.kitchenconfidante.com | A sweet, dairy free treat - topped with cashew cream.

Simple Sundays | Cashew Butterscotch Pudding Pie

I opened a container of roasted mixed nuts the other day, and spent a minute surveying the behavior of the humans in my family. I’m willing to bet that the mixed nut personalities also vary at your...

Eggless Chocolate Pancakes | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Out of eggs or need to omit them? Make these dark chocolate pancakes with a flaxseed "egg" substitute.

(Eggless) Dark Chocolate Pancakes

In the days leading up to the weekend, I usually take a quick inventory of the fridge and pantry, making sure I have the essentials on hand. The idea of grocery shopping over the weekend pains me...

Chicken Chili | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A delicious chili in 30 minutes.

Simple Sundays | Chicken Chili

The day is rising slowly in the window behind me, the sky fading from midnight to shades of murky blue, and the wind is making itself known, a little more forcefully than usual. It’s a winter morning,...

Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Cookie Bars | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Your favorite oatmeal cookie, in a bar.

Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

I tend to be one of those meticulous types when it comes to spelling and grammar. Words like “ain’t” and double negatives make the hairs on my neck stand up in horror. My husband, on the other...

Passion Fruit Blood Orange Trifle | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A trifle made light with angel food cake, greek yogurt, fresh blood oranges and a passion fruit curd.

Simple Sundays | Passion Fruit Blood Orange Trifle

If I told you I had the perfect recipe for marriage, would you want me to share it? My sister shared an article the other day. 12 Lessons in 12 Years of Marriage, the title offered, and...