Simple Frosted Cocoa Brownies

Simple Frosted Cocoa Brownies

  The solstice and the 4th of July are the two big days that mark the beginning of summer. Now we are in the thick of it. Expect barbecues, picnics, and day trips to the beach. Pool parties if you’re lucky.  These brownies are easy to pull together and they’re great for events. Take them […]

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Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

    It’s the tail end of winter and the lemons are everywhere. I live in an adorable neighborhood where people fill their yards with fruit trees, flowers, and crazy-looking succulents. One house a block and a half down from me has a lemon tree out front, brimming with fruit every year in late winter. Right […]

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Friday Things

Friday Things

  Whoa… Is it October already? The last few weeks have flown by for me. Things got so stressful and crazy so quickly! I do have a banana bread recipe that I want to share, but it isn’t quite ready yet.  In the meanwhile, here are some of the fun links that have been serving as […]

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Mushroom & Greens Potstickers

Mushroom & Greens Potstickers

It’s hard to believe that I haven’t written anything on this blog in a month…Especially when I went through phases when I’d write twice a week, then at least once a week. Lately I’ve been busy with school and travel and teaching and work, and I haven’t had as much time to cook up new […]

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Mini Blueberry Cream Scones

Mini Blueberry Cream Scones

  Hello August. Hello birthday. Hello to the last lazy afternoons and plane rides. Hello golden afternoons and ever-so-slightly-earlier sunsets.  To be perfectly honest, this new month snuck up on me.  Here I was thinking that summer was just beginning– I had finally learned to take advantage of my weekends and enjoy the season. I learned […]

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Restaurant-Style Thin Crust Pizza

Restaurant Style Thin Crust Pizza

  Just about anyone will tell you that you can make perfectly good pizza at home. Go to the store, pick up some pizza dough, roll it out into a big circle, throw on some toppings. Then stick it in the oven for, Oh, I don’t know, 30-45 minutes at 375 degrees? But those of […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

  This recipe feels strange and out-of-place on my blog in the middle of summer. This recipe does not feel summery at all. It feels like something you bake up in October, when the air turns crisp. Or in December, for an office holiday party. Or maybe in late February, with the first snow melts.   […]

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Sweet Plum Lemonade

Fourth of July weekend seems like the perfect time to share this lemonade recipe. It’s an easy recipe, and the perfect thirst quencher on a hot afternoon.  This lemonade is made with sweet-tart plums, sugar, water, and lemon. It’s a stunning bright red, and flavorful despite the simple preparation. 

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Apricot Cashew Yogurt Bowl

As promised, a yogurt bowl recipe. Truly effortless. Extremely simple. A perfect way to use homemade yogurt. A healthy snack, and portable if you make it in a jar.  If you saw my blood orange yogurt bowl recipe, you’ll see that this bowl works the same way– yogurt topped with fresh fruit, honey, and nuts. It’s a fail-proof […]

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