Slow Cooker Carnitas

Slow Cooker Carnitas

When looking for inspiration at the grocery store, there is always one section that I tend to skip over. I closely scan the beef, seafood, and chicken counters, but have never really stopped to look at pork. This past week, the butcher was organizing large pork butts (shoulder) and I thought, why not? An 8 pound…

Pistachio English Toffee

Pistachio English Toffee

A week or two ago, I posted the recipe for Macadamia Nut English Toffee. It was the first toffee recipe that I’ve posted on That Oven Feelin’, but I knew right away that it wasn’t going to be the last. Even though I don’t eat many sweets, I really liked having a little toffee in…

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

After a weekend spent in a 30-something degree garage building a new kitchen island, Elliott and I needed something to warm us up. I dug around the kitchen and as soon as I saw the cream of chicken soup and salsa, I knew what I wanted to make. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup. By using…

Green Tea Soda

Sparkling Green Tea with #FitTeaDetox

We have just started a new year, which means that a lot of people have made New Year’s resolutions to become healthier. Although I usually eat nutritious foods and limit sugar intake, I’m always looking for ways to improve my diet. This year, I’m going to try and replace diet sodas with juice, water and tea. However, sometimes it’s…

Macadamia Nut English Toffee

During our honeymoon, we stopped at a little boutique chocolate factory in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. They offered free tastings, so we tried a variety of confections. However, our favorite was the Macadamia Toffee. As if one side wasn’t enough, they coated both sides of toffee with milk chocolate and finely chopped macadamia…

Diver Scallop and Shrimp Puttanesca with Butternut Squash Noodles

Diver Scallop and Shrimp Puttanesca with Butternut Squash Noodles

I’ve made this Diver Scallop and Shrimp Puttanesca twice in the past week. It’s a little salty, a bit spicy, and super-savory. Made with simple and fresh ingredients, it’s a great weeknight meal. Even though this dish takes a little longer than 30 minutes to prepare (breaking my rule of calling it a weeknight meal), a…

Lemon Pound Cake with a Tangy Lemon Icing

Lemon Pound Cake with a Tangy Lemon Icing

This Lemon Pound Cake is deliciously moist and bursting with a fresh citrus flavor. A slice of pound cake is the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of coffee or tea. It’s a great recipe to start off the new year after all of those comforting fall dishes. I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking…

Olive Tapenade

Olive Tapenade

This Olive Tapenade is the perfect addition to any holiday appetizer spread. You can serve this tapenade on crostini, brioche toast, or crackers with a little goat or cream cheese to balance out the strong flavors.

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree Pancakes

These Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree Pancakes are perfect for a kid-friendly breakfast on Christmas morning. Kids can even decorate their own pancakes with icing, chocolate syrup, or chocolate chips. Drizzled with a cream cheese icing, this festive breakfast is the perfect marriage between pancakes and cinnamon rolls. Aren’t these pancakes just adorable? I used a Christmas tree…

Chilean Sea Bass in a Bag

Chilean Sea Bass in a Bag (en Papillote)

This Chilean Sea Bass is gently steamed in its own juices with white wine and aromatics. This is a wonderful recipe to serve for guests since everyone can get their own little parchment packet. Cutting the bags open tableside makes for an impressive presentation, filling the room with steam and aromatics. In these packets, I’ve added…