Cook on a Whim: Spicy Thai Duck Salad

This salad hits all the right notes. The buttery, savory duck is perfectly complemented by all of the sharp, sour, spicy, sweet flavors of the dressing and veggies.

A New Role: Chef de Quarantine

Despite my family’s tendency to retreat to our respective personal spaces during the day, we’ve spent more time together, largely because of dinner.

Cook on a Whim: Brown Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Prepare yourself for the easiest and most delicious butter pecan experience of your life. Browning the butter amplifies the buttery taste and adds a toasty, caramel flavor and aroma.

Cook on a Whim: Patriotic Cheeseboard

This red, white and blue cheeseboard is a great big “thank you” to all who have served, those who are currently serving and those who will serve in the future.

Cook on a Whim: Warm Mushroom & Arugula Salad

It's that glorious time of year when we can go outside, nibble on some delicious snacks and sip some cool rosé on a warm afternoon.

Cook on a Whim: Mother’s Day Recipes

If you are close enough to do a drive-by, front-porch delivery, these recipes are quick and easy to whip up and will make the mom(s) in your life feel so loved.

Cook on a Whim: Blueberry & Cherry Rosé Shortcakes

Just because we are all stuck at home doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take the time to enjoy a few simple pleasures and treat ourselves to a little elegance.

Cook on a Whim: Fresh Berry Galette

A galette is simply a free-form pie. It can be sweet or savory, and is just so simple and elegant. Fill it with any kind of fruit all year long.

Cook on a Whim: Afghan Scrambled Eggs

Inspired by a very traditional, very delicious Afghan dish that was served to me when I was visiting my father in Afghanistan many years ago, this is a dish I have never forgotten

Cook on a Whim: Easter Pots de Crème  

Just because we can’t congregate with our extended family and friends this year doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make the day as sweet and special as it always has been.