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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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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camping food: cumin and curry popcorn

Whenever Patrick and I roll into a campsite, I secretly hope that little camp elves have prepared a glass of wine with cheese and crackers for me, and a cold beer with chips and salsa for Patrick. I have yet to find said elves, so for now I guess I will manage with the food […]

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vegan hot fudge sauce

This might be Dahlia Kitchen’s quickest recipe to date as this hot fudge sauce takes all of five minutes to prepare once you have the ingredients. And let’s be honest – on a hot summer day the last thing you want is to spend hours in a hot kitchen when you could be at the […]

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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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grapefruit spritzer with rosemary-ginger syrup

To answer the burning question in your mind, this cocktail can be made with or without alcohol and tastes delicious either way. Whew! I’m glad we got that out of the way. I remember a definite point in time several years ago that I had to switch up my dinner party game. Instead of wine […]

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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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chai spiced steel-cut oats

My friend Amy has been reminding me for years about the chai-spiced oatmeal we had once in college. I do not blame her though-it was really good (thank you, Kyle). I made a mental note to get creative with my spice cabinet and write down a basic recipe to send to her. It has only taken […]

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