Cinnamon Crumb Cake

This old timey crumb cake is uber easy, delicious, and time tested. It is a treat that you can whip up fast, and enjoy for dessert, or even as a brunch coffee cake.  It’s college student friendly, as the short ingredient list is inexpensive and the cake feeds a party.  It’s a great late night…

Miso Broth Chicken or Tofu

This rich, brothy dish tastes much richer and more complex than it should, as it takes just 15 minutes to get together. Why?  The umami-bomb flavors of miso, soy, and shitaki create instant depth.  Sauteed onion gives this dish backbone, while fresh grated ginger adds sparkle.  Use sliced chicken breast or tofu for substance, and…

Lemon Rosemary Butter Cookies

Crunchy, buttery, pine nut-studded cookies with the fresh scent of lemon and rosemary. This is a classic butter cookie recipe, but with some of the flour swapped out for cornmeal to add a bit of texture.  Lemon and fresh rosemary compliment each other in this cookie.  The dough for these cookies comes together quickly.  After…

Lime-Chipotle Chicken

It’s winter in California, which means spicy, tart, ripe limes.  This recipe is my go-to marinade for chicken thighs. It stars a threesome of flavor all-stars:  lime, garlic, and chipotle.  These three are bold individually, but there is special magic when they get together in this marinade.  Whip up some Lime-Chipotle chicken, and then use…