asparagus tart with breadcrumb and walnut gremolata

Wishful thinking had me telling my toddler that her lunch was indeed pizza, and not, ahem, a vegetable tart sprinkled with green things. The layer of cheese did little to convince her to even try one bite, but the joke was on me, because ever since she developed culinary opinions she has matter of factly […]

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hearty morning glory muffins

I am not above eating cake for breakfast (with a hot cup of coffee, of course) and certainly not above eating cake masquerading as a muffin. But in all seriousness, these are not cake, yet I find them equally hard to resist. Whole wheat flour, oats, ground flaxseeds, and wheat germ are the delicious and […]

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blueberry almond butter protein smoothie

The first few weeks of 2022 have been a whirlwind for our family, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. This smoothie has come in handy recently when I don’t have much time or energy (like when caring for my toddler sick with croup). I don’t usually replace my meals with smoothies, […]

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truffled umami popcorn

Let me say a very heartfelt thank you to all of you who followed along with my recipes this year. Experimenting in the kitchen has always been my fun and creative outlet (especially during “unprecedented times”), so I thank you for sharing in that with me. I always get a bit sentimental with my last […]

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holiday rum punch

Here it is, my go-to evening libation for the 2021 holiday season. Usually I’m a “glass of wine type person”, but this deliciously boozy, creamy, holiday spiced drink has my number. If you have ever spiked your eggnog, this drink is for you. If you don’t like eggnog, this drink is still for you (spoiler: […]

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fig and cranberry salad with candied walnuts and balsamic honey dressing

Winter salads often feel uninspiring, like the unwanted step-sister to the glory that is spring and summer salads. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Every December I try to come up with a festive salad that you’d actually be excited to make and eat. Here are the holiday salads for 2016, 2017, 2018, […]

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browned butter and thyme popovers with whipped honey butter

I love rolls as much as the next person; amongst my favorites are these and these. Armed with a good pep talk (or tantalizing photos of buttery rolls) I am usually able to convince myself that making yeasted breads are worth the effort. But on Thanksgiving I throw in the towel and give up any […]

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cauliflower half-steaks with hazelnuts, sumac, gruyère, and lemony herbs

I love cauliflower, but honestly this recipe is all about the topping for me (I often eat it by the spoonful). Ever since I tried Joshua McFadden’s cauliflower steaks from his cookbook, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables*, I became determined to make my own fall-inspired version for Thanksgiving. My first iteration of this […]

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onion, mushroom, and barley turnovers

Now that Halloween is over it feels like we’ve just stepped onto a slip ‘n slide and are speeding towards Thanksgiving. One pattern I’ve noticed is that many families seem to be doing something slightly different than the “traditional” dinner this year. If that is you, more power to you; there’s no rule book saying […]

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creamy chicken and wild rice soup with lacinato kale

If my recipe titles had a snarky subtitle or tagline, here are a few I’d consider for this soup: Sneaky (and failed) ways I try to get my 2 year old daughter to eat greens. Sneaky (and failed) ways I try to get my 32 year old brother to eat mushrooms. I made a vat […]

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