extra savory chicken stock

I have a few traditions, or if I’m being honest, compulsions when making my homemade chicken stock. First and foremost, I always start off with the carcass of my rosemary and thyme whole roasted chicken. It all started when, after a lovely dinner of roasted chicken, I drudged back into the kitchen knowing that before […]

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baked macaroni and cheese

I admit that the world needs another macaroni and cheese recipe about as much as it needs another Fast & Furious film…I concede that. And yet I’m going to share my mac n cheese recipe with you anyway, which I’m sure comes as a surprise to exactly no one. While I am not above hungrily […]

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curried butternut squash soup

For all of my non-adult years (a debatable number, depending on whom you ask) I equated squash with baby food. Not that I was that far off, as those of you with children can attest. But like a few other foods (tomatoes, beans, and even honey), I have seen the light and crawled out from […]

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southwest inspired stuffed bell peppers

I’ve been making these stuffed bell peppers for years and finally they get their debut on Dahlia Kitchen. I remember them being one of my earliest go-to recipes that I adapted to feed my vegetarian, gluten free, or dairy free friends. However, if you are like me and couldn’t possibly go one meal without some […]

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summer green salad with chili-lime prawns, corn, and tomatoes

This week we are celebrating my daughter Adeline’s second birthday, and as birthday tradition dictates, on that day she will get to eat all her favorite foods, starting with ice cream. Some mornings, after Adeline wakes up, she’ll be laying quietly in her crib and will suddenly exclaim “iiiiice cweeeam”. But don’t you dare offer […]

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blackened salmon with mango salsa

The salmon purists are probably yelling at me right now – and I get it. Freshly caught salmon tastes phenomenal all by itself, with just a sprinkling of celery salt and maybe some lemon juice. But we’ve been eating a lot of salmon this summer and I wanted to mix it up a little bit. […]

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watermelon margarita & watermelon limeade

This all began innocently enough one evening while making watermelon limeade. Before you knew it, I had poured some tequila into my no-longer-limeade and was knee deep in concocting a margarita recipe (a surprise to approximately no one). I then mixed together some chili-lime salt because, well, why not? The good news is that I […]

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halloumi “sliders” with zesty strawberry salad and chopped pistachio

I recently started taking Adeline with me to the grocery store – she’d been a few times previously but only as a young baby and “pre-covid.” Now, when we enter any grocery store she lets out a loud “yeah!” and proceeds to clap and smile at everyone. I don’t know if it’s because she spent […]

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rainbow vegan spring rolls with 5 ingredient “peanut” dipping sauce

My friend Kaitlin brought me dinner right after I had Adeline, and even though those early newborn days are blurry memory, I remember two important things from her visit. First, she gave me a heartfelt encouragement of “you can do this/yes, you will shower again someday” and second, she brought her fabulous homemade spring rolls. […]

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rhubarb compote and yogurt parfait

I hadn’t cooked very much with rhubarb until a couple years ago. I was in the produce aisle at the grocery store and a pile of stunningly beautiful, bright red rhubarb practically shouted at me to take it home. So I did. Least surprised was Patrick, as I’ve been known to occasionally buy things simply […]

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