Sharp & Hot – Let’s Get Stoked!

Big news! I’m launching a radio show called Sharp & Hot with Chef Emily Peterson on the Heritage Radio Network. I’m so stoked as this is my childhood dream.
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Hooking Up with Heritage Radio Network

The amazing folks over at Heritage Radio Network have a really awesome thing going and they let me talk on their airwaves. First of all, if you want to know where your food comes from, I highly recommend checking out…
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On Cheese

The other day I tuned in to The View and a certain “celebrity” chef from a particular food-focused network was teaching Sherri how to healthy-up her lasagna. This included replacing white flour lasagna noodles with whole wheat ones (fine) replacing the ground meat with seared salmon (um…) and the ricotta cheese with no-fat cottage cheese. Sherri asked the person preparing the dish why they would sub cottage cheese for ricotta. A brief pause betrayed a moment of “I have no idea. QUICK! Make something up!!” And the reply? To millions of ladies trying to slim down? “Its better for you.” Oh, really?
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How to Pickle Ramps

Keep it simple, like the ramp itself. And since I write this with a seven month old on my lap, I have but a moment before he no longer finds my watchband fascinating. And ramp season is short.
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Cold Burger

Its been brought to my attention that Cold Burger is not something that everyone does. People! I implore you! This is one of my favorite meals: How to Make Cold Burger 1. If you are ordering a restaurant burger, cut…
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Pistachio Linzer Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day, all my loves.
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Simple, Rustic Dinner: Stuffed Acorn Squash

I got a text from one of my oldest friends requesting a simple, rustic dinner idea, “other than roast chicken.” I sent this to him via text message and he sent back the pic. Here’s the recipe so you can make it too, when you are sick of chicken or not in labor or just in need of a little comfort.
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Verdict: You Can’t Grill Just Anything

When I was a kid, my mother baked a blueberry pie on the grill. I don’t remember if it was more than once or became a thing. I am pretty sure it had something to do with my father’s refusal…
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On Eating Meat

A few things have happened today that have stuck in my omnivorous craw.
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Its Time to Start Pickling Your Meat

Perhaps last year, my corned beef recipe looked so delicious, but you just didn’t have the time or gumption or fridge space and you thought ‘I’ll do this next year!’ No need to go digging through my archives. Here it is, all corny for your reading pleasure:
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