Instead of taking my mom to a restaurant like we do every year, I made the spontaneous decision to cook a family meal at home and create an intimate experience within our cozy kitchen. Forget the wait, the busy service, and overpriced broccolini - it was such a beautiful time at home with a nice bottle of wine. Kyle cooked his famous Coq Au Vin, while I made my most perfect Roast Vegetables ever (phew!) and fresh Heirloom Tomatoes with Avocado Salad. Next, I'll learn how to properly bake salmon for the perfect tenderness and lack of white protein spots!