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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rhubarb compote and yogurt parfait

I hadn’t cooked very much with rhubarb until a couple years ago. I was in the produce aisle at the grocery store and a pile of stunningly beautiful, bright red rhubarb practically shouted at me to take it home. So I did. Least surprised was Patrick, as I’ve been known to occasionally buy things simply […]

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5 ingredient peanut butter snack dip

I’ve served this dip at quite a few baby showers and parties, and no matter how much effort I put into making cute cupcakes, mini sandwiches, or fancy skewers, this is, without exception, the most popular food item. The crazy part is that it only requires 5 ingredients (including salt) and 5 minutes to make, […]

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herby spring salad with watermelon radish, avocado, snow peas, and feta

Just like clockwork, when spring started showing itself around the Pacific Northwest, something akin to an alarm went off in my head saying, “it’s time to obsess over a springy salad.” I’ll be generous and say my “internal alert” was attributed to the arrival of fresh spring produce, rather than, ahem, the impending doom of […]

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pumpkin spice syrup

I know I’m living out a cliché by posting a recipe for pumpkin spice syrup, but hey, some things are popular because they are delicious and deserving of attention. I know all the coffee lovers out there (including myself) are thinking of this as coffee flavoring, which is absolutely the most popular use case. But […]

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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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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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