Roasted Smashed Sweet Potatoes

I get asked a lot for side dish ideas. Sure, you may have your main protein in mind, but sometimes it becomes difficult to pair up other smaller dishes to complete your meal. That’s why it’s important to have staples — in other words, your go-to side dishes that work well with just about anything. I make sweet potatoes…

French Onion Soup

I rarely ever have butter on hand. It’s odd, I know. Julia Child would not be impressed. So when I set out to create a proper French onion soup, I thought there’s no way I could get away making it without butter. But I did. In part because I like a challenge. And, in larger…

Mediterranean Chicken

The scene: You, in your kitchen, wondering what to do with the chicken you just bought. I get a lot of calls from friends and family in dinner distress. Chicken is usually the culprit, too. So the next time you’re feeling flustered over how to make chicken more flavorful, make this no-fail Mediterranean dish. This…

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parm is a dish that would often come to my mind whenever my mom would ask me, “What would you like for dinner tonight?” before I headed out the door to school. And then I would arrive home, wait by the window for her little red Saab to roll up the hill into the…

Salmon, Asparagus & Poached Egg

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again; I love brunch. You’ll notice I don’t have any breakfast or lunch categories on this site, and that’s simply because both of those meals don’t stand a chance against brunch. It’s in a league of its own. Here’s a great, easy and elegant idea that’s perfect for…

BLOG | In the City of Blinding Love

What an unexpected affair. Has it really been five years? Five years of unlikely triumphs, unpredicted hurdles, and endless surprises. I’ll admit, you still have my attention. I’m still intrigued, and I’m still in love. These past five years, I have met some incredible people, have fallen in and out of love, jobs, and friendships…

BLOG | A Letter to the Dinner Guests of 2015

I didn’t post many recipes this year. In fact, I hardly posted any at all. Instead, I used them. I hosted more dinner parties, brunches, and cocktail parties this year than I care to admit — mainly because it’s hard to remember them all. But that’s not what matters. Looking back on 2015, it was my most favorite…

BLOG | The Party Prep I Do That No One Knows About

About once a month, I like to host Fieldhouse Kitchen open houses. Or, as I call them, open fieldhouses. It’s my way of still being able to entertain, regardless of how small my apartment is, or how limited my budget may be. Why an open house? Well if I had a party from say, 1–4pm, there…

BLOG | Dinner: How to Fall in Love

I remember the first time a guy ever cooked for me. I remember the music, the hor d’oeuvres (yes, he actually put out snacks before the meal), and I remember the way the table was transformed from its everyday look to something more special: covered with newspaper. Lobster accouterments like crackers and small forks were casually…