Berry Cornmeal Cake

Dessert or a bread for your meal? You decide! This lightly sweetened cornmeal cake is baked in a cast iron skillet and the result is a light, slightly sweet bread / cake that you could serve with butter with your main course, or dollop with a sweet topping to serve as a dessert ....more

Weeknight Quinoa Shrimp Creole

Apron Strings goes creole this week – literally. Anne and I will be in New Orleans this week in celebration of my impending 60th birthday. What better place to say Let the Good Times Roll! ...more

2015 Easter Recipe Roundup

The time has come for a good old-fashioned Easter Recipe Roundup! We’ll share a few of our savory favorites from over the years....more

Hand Held Chicken Caesar Salads with Anchovy Caesar Dressing

Hand held Caesar salads are made with baby romaine leaves and they are the perfect buffet item for a spring feast. You just pick them up and eat them just like you would Asian lettuce wraps – but less messy. And more garlic-y ....more

Roasted Asparagus Mimosa

A side dish that screams “Welcome spring!” So pretty on your buffet table, and so fresh and clean and tangy....more

Slow Cooker Scottish Spring Lamb Stew with Rosemary, Garlic and New Potatoes

A hearty lamb stew, perfect for the remaining grey days of...more

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

I am a convert to Brussels sprouts. I never knew how to cook them, and once in a blue moon when I would try, they would turn out like mushy, sulfury blobs. The key is cooking them quickly and adding bold flavors that can stand up to the sprouts ....more

Broccoli Squared: Broccoli Stem Puree topped with Roasted Broccoli Florets

If you’ve never tried broccoli stems...more

Spinach Souffle Hash Brown Nests

Saint Patrick Day at the Kelly house starts with breakfast. Green breakfast, naturally. I love these little crunchy hash brown nests with spinach soufflés in the center ....more

St Patrick’s Favorite Popcorn with Matcha and Herbs

Have you discovered matcha? As a woman who is “pleasingly plump” and just had her second brush with cancer, I am a huge fan. Why is everyone talking about matcha these days? ...more