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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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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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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extra savory chicken stock

I have a few traditions, or if I’m being honest, compulsions when making my homemade chicken stock. First and foremost, I always start off with the carcass of my rosemary and thyme whole roasted chicken. It all started when, after a lovely dinner of roasted chicken, I drudged back into the kitchen knowing that before […]

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curried butternut squash soup

For all of my non-adult years (a debatable number, depending on whom you ask) I equated squash with baby food. Not that I was that far off, as those of you with children can attest. But like a few other foods (tomatoes, beans, and even honey), I have seen the light and crawled out from […]

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southwest inspired stuffed bell peppers

I’ve been making these stuffed bell peppers for years and finally they get their debut on Dahlia Kitchen. I remember them being one of my earliest go-to recipes that I adapted to feed my vegetarian, gluten free, or dairy free friends. However, if you are like me and couldn’t possibly go one meal without some […]

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summer green salad with chili-lime prawns, corn, and tomatoes

This week we are celebrating my daughter Adeline’s second birthday, and as birthday tradition dictates, on that day she will get to eat all her favorite foods, starting with ice cream. Some mornings, after Adeline wakes up, she’ll be laying quietly in her crib and will suddenly exclaim “iiiiice cweeeam”. But don’t you dare offer […]

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blackened salmon with mango salsa

The salmon purists are probably yelling at me right now – and I get it. Freshly caught salmon tastes phenomenal all by itself, with just a sprinkling of celery salt and maybe some lemon juice. But we’ve been eating a lot of salmon this summer and I wanted to mix it up a little bit. […]

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halloumi “sliders” with zesty strawberry salad and chopped pistachio

I recently started taking Adeline with me to the grocery store – she’d been a few times previously but only as a young baby and “pre-covid.” Now, when we enter any grocery store she lets out a loud “yeah!” and proceeds to clap and smile at everyone. I don’t know if it’s because she spent […]

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rainbow vegan spring rolls with 5 ingredient “peanut” dipping sauce

My friend Kaitlin brought me dinner right after I had Adeline, and even though those early newborn days are blurry memory, I remember two important things from her visit. First, she gave me a heartfelt encouragement of “you can do this/yes, you will shower again someday” and second, she brought her fabulous homemade spring rolls. […]

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