heirloom caprese salad

The earth is exploding with tomatoes this time of year and the only decent thing to do is to haul yourself to a farmer’s market and buy some so they don’t go to waste. I do not have a garden (yes, I know I should), but if I did, I’d probably fill it entirely with […]

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camping food: cumin and curry popcorn

Whenever Patrick and I roll into a campsite, I secretly hope that little camp elves have prepared a glass of wine with cheese and crackers for me, and a cold beer with chips and salsa for Patrick. I have yet to find said elves, so for now I guess I will manage with the food […]

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spicy garlic deviled eggs

As cliché as making deviled eggs for Easter brunch might seem, I don’t hear anyone complaining. Deviled eggs are always the first dish to disappear at the church potluck. Or maybe that is just my perception because Patrick can miraculously eat his weight in deviled eggs and ask for more, please and thank you. There […]

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truffled avocado toast

Avocado toast belongs to a sacred food category at our house. That would be the category “I can eat this everyday and not be upset about it.” It is one of those meals that I will make at home several days a week, then go out to brunch on the weekend and promptly order the […]

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apple bites three ways: butterscotch’d, bacon’d, and brie’d

Happy Halloween!! Are you headed to a party and in need of some fall snack inspiration? Or three ideas? Something relatively easy but crowd-pleasing? This was my dilemma last week. Between Google and Pinterest I had approximately 3 trillion recipe inspirations but none of them jumped out at me. Instead my eyes were assaulted by the thousands […]

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sweet and salty pumpkin seeds

These pumpkin seeds are a delightful teaser for my next post, which will be a recipe for curried butternut squash soup. They deserve a separate posting because not only are they delicious and easy to make, but my husband is convinced we should market and package them and promptly retire early. You can only hope, right? This is […]

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burrata with grilled peaches

If I could only eat one cheese for the rest of my life, it would be burrata. For those of you who have not been formally introduced, you should probably finish reading this post and head straight to your nearest grocery store. You don’t even have to make this recipe, just eat the burrata with […]

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