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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turkey and mushroom lettuce wraps

The most common request I receive is for quicker, weeknight-friendly meals. This recipe is exactly that. It’s a “one pan” and leftover friendly dish (why not save yourself the trouble of making lunch the next day?). We eat these wraps on a regular basis, and sometimes I’ll change things up and make them into a […]

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no-bake chocolate oat snack bites

If you are a fan of no-bake cookies, then these snack bites will likely be right up your alley. The main differences are these have hardly any sugar (just a bit of maple syrup), no boiling on the stove is required, and they contain a few healthier ingredients so we can get away with calling […]

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pasta with roasted red pepper cream sauce

Someone please tell me if I’m missing out, but most years Patrick and I do not go out to dinner on Valentine’s day. We generally find ourselves at home or hanging out with friends. I’ll be honest, it gives me an excuse to make pasta for dinner and something indulgent and chocolate-y for dessert (like THIS […]

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vegan tropical smoothie

I’ll be honest, what I really want to eat right now is a vat of macaroni and cheese, not a smoothie. But for myself and many others, January has evolved to be just as much of a mental reset as it is a dietary cleanse. I acknowledge that diet culture is damaging and body shaming […]

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