rosemary apple pecan stuffing

An opinion on stuffing is akin to having an opinion on how you like your eggs prepared. Everyone should know what they prefer. For example, I am a crispy, savory, all-the-bacon-or-sausage-please stuffing fan and I like my eggs soft scrambled or over medium, por favor. I was fashionably late to the stuffing world and only […]

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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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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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jalapeño coleslaw

If you go around raving about coleslaw, eventually people will start looking at you strangely. Most people don’t quite understand how someone like myself could get so excited about coleslaw. But I don’t blame them because… it’s… coleslaw? The memories I have of coleslaw are along the lines of Costco tubs of rabbit food and, […]

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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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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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fennel and beet winter salad

Hear ye, hear ye! Public service announcement coming your way. I propose we have a “national salad day” sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Anyone agree? It’s right about now that I feel as if stuffing, gravy, and baked brie are my main food groups. My refrigerator is full of heavy whipping cream, leftover pumpkin pie, […]

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sherry and mushroom green bean casserole

This is not your mother’s green bean casserole. Not that I have anything against her, of course; I am sure she’s absolutely wonderful. What I mean by that statement is this: sherry, mushroom, and garlic roux + fresh green beans + homemade crispy onions. Can I get an amen? Anything you might have had against […]

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gruyère and thyme sweet potato soufflé

I almost titled this recipe election sorrows soufflé, but decided that I did not want to taint a perfectly delicious soufflé with the mark of the 2016 presidential election. However, if there were a savory soufflé that both major political parties could get behind, it would be this one. I mean, it’s an egg fluffed […]

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dijon and balsamic brussels sprouts

So you don’t like brussels sprouts? That’s ok. These aren’t really brussels sprouts- they’re caramelized green goddesses. Shortly into our relationship, Patrick told me that he absolutely adored brussels sprouts. Who adores brussels sprouts? No one. Thus a challenge was put before me. Come up with a brussels sprout recipe that does not involve wrapping them […]

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