appetizers

simply perfect (& perfectly simple) “game day” wings!

simply perfect (& perfectly simple) “game day” wings!

January 24th, 2014

I know, more Super Bowl food (who AM I???) – but, much like the chili and cornbread, these have been a staple in my home for years. all images courtesy of: Doug Schneider Photography Back in the day I didn’t think it was possible to make buffalo wings – I mean, really good buffalo wings – without […]

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shortcuts: wonton ravioli

shortcuts: wonton ravioli

April 12th, 2013

Remember my “shortcuts” series? You know, the one where I was going to post recipes using pre-made ingredients – like puff pastry, or pre-rolled pie crusts? Me neither. That’s because I did exactly one post on the subject – almost two years ago. Oops. I have no idea why I never kept up with this […]

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dairy free: hummus and (homemade) pita chips

dairy free: hummus and (homemade) pita chips

January 27th, 2013

I’m in the home stretch of my dairy-free month and am actually quite enjoying it! I’ll save my thoughts on it all for the end of the month but for now, another great recipe… I don’t know about you, but the “witching hour” does not apply to kids only. At around four or five o’clock […]

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salty-sweet pistachio crisps

salty-sweet pistachio crisps

June 6th, 2012

I really like to entertain in the summer – we have a lovely patio and my garden is finally filled in and DONE after 3 years. I’m always on the hunt for easy, do-ahead dishes that allow me more time outside with my guests (and ideally, a drink) and less time fussing in the kitchen. […]

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say “cheese”

say “cheese”

March 17th, 2012

If you’re like me, you have at least a few “go-to” items in your wardrobe. Mine are simple, neutral pieces that can be dressed up or down depending on the accessories and layers  I choose. A fitted white shirt. A great pair of jeans. A sweater dress. I actually have some staples in the kitchen, […]

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yes, i have a third kid.

yes, i have a third kid.

February 15th, 2012

And he said it’s okay to tell you about him. If you’ve been here for some time you may very well have thought that I only had two children. I do a lot with Noah and Chelsea and share much of it here. So I’ll get, on occasion, something like, “Oh? You have another son?”  If any […]

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shortcuts: wonton wrappers

shortcuts: wonton wrappers

July 9th, 2011

Pre-rolled pie crusts. Cake mix. Frozen puff pastry. Although I pride myself on being a “from scratch” cook and baker, there are times where taking a short cut – using a pre-made or packaged ingredient - can be just the ticket. Here and in future posts, I’d like to share some of my favorite recipes that feature these […]

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