the ultimate Thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese sandwich

The only crime you can commit with Thanksgiving leftovers is to let them go to waste. I am pretty sure the two most common thoughts going through people’s mind the day after Thanksgiving are, “what Christmas album should I play?” and “how can I get away with eating more than my share of the Thanksgiving […]

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cauliflower, farro, and onion galette

I’d eat this for the crust alone, but thankfully this is the package deal. There is not much more that I need in life than a buttery, flaky crust filled with savory deliciousness. I was originally inspired to make this galette from a recipe by Deb Perelman. She makes a “casserole” (it’s not really a […]

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rosemary and thyme whole roasted chicken

We all rotate through our “go-to” meals, and I’m adding this one to my list. If you’re in need of fall dinner inspiration, look no further. This whole roasted chicken is easy enough for a weeknight or impressive enough for a diner party. I’m not sure which I enjoy more, the mouthwatering smells coming from […]

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corn and zucchini end of summer salad

After a few failed attempts at a zucchini and farro salad I decided to scrap the whole idea and try something completely different. I ditched the farro, added halloumi, basil, corn, and tomato, and basically the only thing that carried over was the zucchini.  I ended up loving this salad so much that the thought […]

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Hawaiian pulled pork pizza

Up until now I’ve always rejected “Hawaiian” pizzas. Canadian bacon (aka wanna-be bacon) and I have never gotten along and therefore I never eat Canadian bacon and pineapple pizza, which is 99.9% of the Hawaiian pizzas on any given menu. Finally, though, I changed my tune. I guess the combination of homemade dough + slow […]

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camping food: one pot mac n cheese

I know people who would argue that macaroni and cheese is a love language. Which is basically true since food is a love language and I’m pretty sure very few would disagree with that statement. Sometimes a macaroni and cheese craving will sneak up on you and the only prudent thing to do is to […]

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camping food: corn and black bean tacos

I enjoyed these tacos so much that I’m either going to a) force Patrick to go camping again and make these tacos in the woods somewhere, or, b) I will make them at home sometime soon, sans gorgeous campsite. That’s the beauty of camping food- some of it is so delicious and easy to make […]

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spring panzanella with asparagus and burrata

One of our goals this spring has been to eat enough asparagus that we won’t miss it when it is no longer in season. And, so far, so good. Normally I’d be horrified to find asparagus-gone-bad in the back of the veggie drawer. However, yesterday I was a bit relieved that the asparagus I discovered […]

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balsamic portobello burgers with roasted garlic goat cheese and caramelized onions

Alternative (aka meatless) burgers are so hip right now. I would know, because I live in Seattle where everyone and their dog are on a special eating plan.  But, I won’t judge you if you won’t judge me, a self-proclaimed almost-vegetarian-except-for-bacon (and sometimes chicken or turkey if it’s humanely pasture raised organic blah blah blah). You […]

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spring quinoa salad

If you are wondering what people in Seattle are talking about these days, it’s the never-ending rain and gloom. This winter and spring seem to be the grayest and grossest that I can remember. I cannot believe May is just around the corner because it feels as if we are stuck in February purgatory. I […]

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