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  • christmas in july cookies

    Christmas in July Recipes and Inspiration!

    Dreaming of Christmas in July? Me too. Holiday 2020 won’t be business as usual, for sure, but we can’t afford to waste one precious year. So I hope you’ll indulge me…

  • layered ice cream terrine with spoons

    The No Bake Desserts We Crave This Month

    Give your oven the night off and make one of my favorite no bake desserts ~ they’re super chill, and always delicious. (We’re making these refreshing treats on repeat for the…

  • Colorful heirloom tomato toast with glass of rosé wine

    3 Ways to Make Tomato Toast This Summer

    We’re living on tomato toast this month~ and you can too! Here are my favorite ways to combine toasty bread and juicy tomatoes; enjoy them as an appetizer, lunch, or light…

  • Refreshing Non Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

    Hot weather brings on big thirst, and these refreshing non alcoholic drinks have your back. Make them by the glass or the pitcherful, my colorful quenchers are a healthy alternative to…

  • black chef kneading dough

    9 Great African American Cookbooks

    I’m going to be cooking from these 9 African American cookbooks all summer long ~ choose one or two to add to your collection and join me as I explore the…

  • Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burger on a wooden board

    The Simple Secret to Better Burgers

    What’s the secret to better grilling this summer? Homemade condiments, of course. From the holy trinity of ketchup, mustard, and relish, to mayo, pickled onions, hot sauce, and more!…

  • a slice of blueberry lemon layer cake with fork

    The Spring-iest Spring Dessert Recipes!

    The days are getting longer and warmer, and our treats are getting lighter and springier! Make one of these pretty dessert recipes the centerpiece of your next spring fling.…

  • strawberry, lime and coconut Cinco de Mayo Popsicles

    A Perfect Cinco de Mayo Menu

    Cinco de Mayo is around the corner ~ and it’s the perfect excuse to dine al fresco. Need some recipe inspiration? I’ve got a Mexican themed menu to get your creative…

  • Easy pita bread recipe

    Easy Bread Recipes for beginning bakers

    You don’t need a culinary degree to whip up a great homemade bread, you just need the desire (check) the time (check) and a few good recipes (triple check!) I’m a lazy…

  • oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

    Best Cookie Recipes for Care Packages

    My Best Cookie Recipes for Care Packages, whether you’re sharing a plate with a neighbor, or shipping some comfort to a loved one across a continent ~ plus tips for contactless delivery!…

  • Ham and Swiss pasta roll up

    How We’re Using Up Our Leftover Ham

    Leftover ham is one of the perks of so many holidays, and if you’re lucky enough to have some leftover Easter ham, these recipes will help you make use of every…

  • virtual cocktail party drinks

    How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour!

    How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour ~ just because we’re on house arrest these days doesn’t mean we can’t hang out with friends…virtual cocktail parties are all the rage right…

  • boiling maple syrup for maple marshmallows

    10 Great Reasons to Stock Up on Maple Syrup!

    It’s maple season! Across the country maple producers and backyard tappers are gathering their sap. The flowing sap is one of the first signs that spring is on the way ~…

  • falafel salad bowl

    Around the World in 8 Dinner Bowls!

    We’re all global citizens, that’s pretty clear, but has your menu plan kept pace? Every culture has their special take on a satisfying meal in a bowl, so today I’m diversifying…

  • Creamsicle Cake

    My Best Baking Tips for Layer Cakes

    Don’t you love layer cakes? There’s something about a soft moist cake combined with a thick creamy frosting that brings back sweet childhood memories. And even as we’re all cutting back…

  • slice and bake peanut butter chocolate chip shortbread cookies

    5 Creamy, Dreamy Peanut Butter Desserts!

    Peanut butter is one of those flavors some of us can’t get enough of. And it happens to have just the right texture and flavor to enhance so many recipes. Here…

  • A healthy multi grain raisin walnut bran muffin

    The Ultimate High Fiber Menu Plan

    When was the last time you thought about fiber? ~ It’s not as sexy as adaptogens, probiotics, or collagens, to be sure. But fiber is essential for health and chances are…

  • chopped milk chocolate

    5 Classic Chocolate Dessert Recipes

    5 Classic Chocolate Dessert Recipes You Can Make from Pantry Staples, plus tips on how to choose the right chocolate for each one. These are the best of the best, get…

  • a bowl of Steak Pad Thai Salad with chopsticks

    6 Easy Thai Recipes You Can Make at Home

    6 Easy Thai Recipes You Can Make at Home ~ all you need is a passion for Thai food and an easily stocked pantry. Grab a few fresh ingredients and you’re…

  • Instant Pot Lobster Risotto with browned butter

    Romantic Dinner Recipes: Seafood!

    Five of my best romantic dinner recipes ~ these casually elegant seafood recipes are a smart choice for a cozy dinner for two, a special date night in, or a Valentine’s…

  • small batch craft chocolates

    The Best Craft Chocolate in America

    The Best Craft Chocolate in America ~ these bean to bar chocolatiers are flourishing in cities all over the US using ethically sourced, single origin, organic cacao to make the most…