Welcome to my kitchen!

Pull up a chair, I'll make you a coffee
(or hot cup of tea)
let's cook big, bold
ridiculously delicious food together!

overhead of pasta in a skillet with shrimp and lemon

New Recipe!

Spaghetti with Shrimp Scampi

Sweet and succulent shrimp are cooked with plenty of lemon and garlic and then tossed with spaghetti and more lemon and garlic creating a practically one pot (technically it's two) dinner you'll want to make on repeat.

Eat your veggies

Need something quick?

In a hurry? You’ll love these recipes you can make in under 30 minutes!

Planning the main course is one thing, but don’t forget about planning a tasty side dish, too!

Perfect for when you’re hungry, but not TOO hungry. ┬áThese are also perfect to bring to a party!

Hey there, I'm Lisa!

I'm a 3rd generation California girl, and moved to Seattle, Washington almost 19 years ago with my husband and our two kids.  We're fairly recent empty nesters, so I'm relearning how to cook for two which is definitely stretching my creativity and I love it! But I also love when my table is full.....cooking for friends and family is my love language! I share big, bold flavored recipes inspired from growing up in California, vacations with my family, seasonal ingredients and pantry staples.   If you're in a cooking rut, you've come to the right place!  Grab a coffee, turn on our oven and let's get cooking elevated meals you'll want to make on repeat! 

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