vegetarian gravy

Vegetarian gravy. It’s not just for the vegetarians, I promise. I love being able to have gravy without the hassle of cooking meat. Let’s be honest, most of us wouldn’t turn down gravy in any form, especially with potatoes (and spooned over everything else on our dinner plate, because #Merica). But ultimately, the best reason […]

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roasted rosemary leaf potatoes

I usually try to write something short, witty, and tantalizing to kick off my posts, but right now I’d like to pause my usual banter and acknowledge that this year has been hard, and the holidays coming up will be unlike any year before. Many states are locking down again, for good reasons, and our […]

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salted caramel apple hand pies

Remember last year when I confessed that I don’t really like pumpkin pie? Well, in keeping with tradition of sharing embarrassing pie facts about myself, I’ll confess that I also don’t really like apple pie. Unlike my daughter, I could go without mountains of sugary apples (she devours sautéed apples with cinnamon). I’m mostly in […]

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smoky shakshuka with feta

If you had asked me a few years ago if I like shakshuka, I would have given you an ambivalent, “not-that-into-it” answer. But then I went camping with some friends and my friend Erika brought a skillet of shakshuka to heat over the fire for dinner. We tore a loaf of fresh bread into chunks […]

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autumn sangria

For those of you who feel a pang of sadness with the realization that summer is over, let this beverage help you transition into the fall season. The rest of us count down the days until we can go apple picking and finally start wearing our favorite sweaters again. In my world, the seasons are best […]

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pumpkin spice syrup

I know I’m living out a cliché by posting a recipe for pumpkin spice syrup, but hey, some things are popular because they are delicious and deserving of attention. I know all the coffee lovers out there (including myself) are thinking of this as coffee flavoring, which is absolutely the most popular use case. But […]

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chocolate peanut butter tart

Not that I need an excuse to make this tart, but our family has had several reasons to celebrate recently, all of which called for a special dessert. Both Patrick and Adeline just had birthdays, and the blog turns 4 years old tomorrow! Our celebrating has looked differently this year (ahem, COVID) and record setting […]

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pineapple coconut mojitos

We’ve reached that point in the summer when I brazenly curse the hot days and 90 degree afternoons in our kitchen (yes, 90 degrees, inside), but at the same time I’m celebrating our need for popsicles and cooling afternoon cocktails. About this time last year we were saying “cheers” with The Adeline champagne cocktail (in […]

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