Author: Benjamen

Delicious apple sweet potato hash brown get dipped into orange basil yogurt. Whole orange and sprig of basil rest on the counter behind the dipped hash brown.

Orange Basil Yogurt


Plain yogurt, it’s like an empty page aching for life-giving words. I mean… except, instead of words, the yogurt longs for flavor. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re on team “Plain Yogurt For’eva” more power to you (I hear the t-shirts and pledge song are fantastic). But a few simple […]

Golden brown apple sweet potato hash browns await a dip in a dollop of orange basil yogurt.

Apple Sweet Potato Hash Browns


Sometimes we get into ruts. Have I chain-watched “Ford v. Ferrari” since I first saw it in theaters two years ago? Why yes, yes I have. Just thinking about it makes me want to hop in the passenger seat with Christain Bale and Matt Damon one more time. It’s what […]

Stack of three buttermilk pancakes with basil leaf and orange in background with maple syrup being poured over it.

Orange Basil Buttermilk Pancakes


Buttermilk pancakes. Is there anything more small-town America than a steaming plate of fresh flapjacks and a cup o’ joe to start the weekend? I mean, besides the usual, naming a dog Lassie, having a Ford pickup rusting on your lawn, knowing everyone’s name at the grocery store, learning how […]

Garlic Rosemary Roasted Potatoes with grains of salt and rosemary

Garlic Rosemary Potatoes


Sometimes you need a quick, easy, side dish that’s a consistent flavor-home-run. This is that dish. These garlic rosemary potatoes are as crispy and salty as they are laden with the rich aromas of garlic and rosemary. Better strap yourself in for a side dish with a mission: to get […]

Roasted Rosemary Lamb Chops with Chocolate Raspberry Ganache next to mashed potatoes

Rosemary Lamb Chops


The perfect swirl on a soft-serve cone. Stopping the gas pump perfectly on the dollar. Rockstar parking at the grocery store. Some things are just sublimely satisfying. These oven-roasted, rosemary lamb chops deserve a place on that list. Tender. Rich. Perfectly satisfying. You might be eating lamb more after making […]

A whisk of chocolate raspberry ganache dripping into a bowl, next to raspberries, mint leaves, and dark chocolate
Dessert, Spice/Sauce

Chocolate Raspberry Ganache


Velvety chocolate blended with a tart raspberry reduction. Does it get any better? Probably not. This easy, chocolate raspberry ganache will have you searching for things to dunk. Strawberries? Apples? Pears? Potato chips? Carrot sticks? Baby kosher dills? Why not? Try it on rosemary lamb. Your mouth won’t complain. In […]