appetizers

buffalo cauliflower bites {vegan}

buffalo cauliflower bites

May 9th, 2017

Vegan, gluten-free and healthy buffalo cauliflower bites are a snack (or dinner) you can feel great about!

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it’s in the bag: chickpea fries

chickpea fries

May 17th, 2016

Vegan, gluten-free and healthy? These chickpea fries are also delicious – and way easier than traditional french fries too!

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shortcuts: fried ravioli caprese stacks

shortcuts: fried ravioli caprese stacks

March 29th, 2016

Fried ravioli caprese stacks are an easy, do-ahead snack, starter or light entree!

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oh hey!

oh hey!

January 8th, 2016

Happy Friday guys! I don’t know about you but I’m all like, “WHAT holiday break?” – same? I took some time over the holidays to give some thought to this little blog of mine – where I was, where I’m at, where I want to be. Will be sharing more soon but I’m thinking of […]

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101: mexican street corn (and a giveaway!)

mexican street corn

September 25th, 2014

Disclosure: I was compensated by Hampton Creek for the writing of this post. Hampton Creek also kindly sent me their Just Mayo collection to sample. All comments and opinions expressed here – as always – are completely my own. When the folks at Hampton Creek asked if they could send me their “Just Mayo” to review, I […]

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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

kale ricotta 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”

choux pastry, pate a choux, cheese puffs, gougeres, baking, recipes

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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