appetizers

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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yes, i have a third kid.

prosciutto wrapped shriimp

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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