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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acai bowls

It’s mid-July and finally warm enough in the Pacific Northwest to enjoy acai bowls. I experimented with this recipe about six months ago, and why on earth I decided to make frozen snacks in the dead of winter I’ll never know. Maybe it’s because I had warmer climates on the mind. Nevertheless, I was able […]

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sweet potato fries

I struggled for a few attempts at getting these fries the way I wanted – crispy, not soggy and sad. I wanted to be able to hold a fry upright and not have it bend over in the middle. I tried multiple types of orange fleshed sweet potatoes, multiple baking methods, and different methods of […]

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Smoky spiced ketchup

BBQ season is here, but before you reach for that bottle of Heinz to add to your burger or hot dog let me offer this alternative, homemade ketchup. And to those who want to call me a condiment snob, hear me out; most things are better homemade and ketchup is no exception. Smoky flavors and […]

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strawberry parfait with toasted oat crumble and vanilla CRÈME anglaise

As a child I thought that desserts which contained fruit were a sneaky tactic of adults to get their children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Thankfully, I grew up (as one does), and now love strawberries in any course of a meal. It felt like an obvious choice to use strawberries here, especially being […]

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curried cashew chicken salad

In COVID quarantine I’ve gone back to my midwest roots and rekindled my love for egg salad, chicken salad, and next on the list is jello salad (ok just kidding regarding the jello salad). I’ve tried variations on this chicken salad before, sometimes with raisins or dried currants (no thanks, but you go right ahead), […]

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easy parmesan green salad

You might have two red flags popping up in your mind about this recipe. First red flag: it breaks one of the Dahlia Kitchen “rules” about salads; that they should have lots of yummy and varied toppings. Second red flag: it looks like someone tore up lettuce, threw it in a bowl, snapped a few […]

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sweet potato and zucchini pancakes with smoked salmon and crème fraîche

I’m cheating a little bit – this isn’t exactly a new recipe. It is a long needed remake of my sweet potato and zucchini latkes, which were delicious but never held together as much as I wanted. Reworking this recipe over and over in quarantine had me asking the question, “at what point does a […]

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