blueberry almond butter protein smoothie

The first few weeks of 2022 have been a whirlwind for our family, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. This smoothie has come in handy recently when I don’t have much time or energy (like when caring for my toddler sick with croup). I don’t usually replace my meals with smoothies, […]

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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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holiday rum punch

Here it is, my go-to evening libation for the 2021 holiday season. Usually I’m a “glass of wine type person”, but this deliciously boozy, creamy, holiday spiced drink has my number. If you have ever spiked your eggnog, this drink is for you. If you don’t like eggnog, this drink is still for you (spoiler: […]

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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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watermelon margarita & watermelon limeade

This all began innocently enough one evening while making watermelon limeade. Before you knew it, I had poured some tequila into my no-longer-limeade and was knee deep in concocting a margarita recipe (a surprise to approximately no one). I then mixed together some chili-lime salt because, well, why not? The good news is that I […]

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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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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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