Why I Left The Restaurant Industry

I used to be a restaurant chef. I hated it. Not because it wasn’t fulfilling…. It was. I actually thrived in it. It was hot, fast-paced, and loud. And I loved it. I was able to overcome the chaos and dive deep within myself to find clarity, peace, and creativity. I was nicknamed “ninja” because

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Blueberry Basil Brioche Swirl Bread

As you can see, I’ve been on a big baking and pastry kick lately. My experience with savory cooking has started to take a back seat to my baking passion these last few months. It is where I got my start, after all. I was a 6-year-old who preferred to bake brownies and cookies than play with

Basil And Olive Oil Macerated Raspberry Ice Cream

You guys, life has been buuusssyyyy. Between planning for my family’s upcoming cross-country move, all of the traveling we’ve done recently, work, and a growing (now VERY mobile) 10½ month old daughter, finding kitchen time has been a little bit of a challenge. So as soon as I learned that this past weekend was a free

Pumpkin Seed and Mandarin Pesto

One of the reasons I love Thanksgiving so much is because of all of the nostalgia that’s wrapped up in one delicious menu — stuffing that my grandfather made, my Grandma’s gravy, that traditional green bean casserole, my in-laws’ sweet potato casserole, or an old family friend’s cranberry sauce. Not only is Thanksgiving a day to enjoy the