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The No Knead Bread that No One Will Tell You About

The No Knead Bread that No One Will Tell You About

This no knead bread recipe is the stuff dreams are made of. Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread on a chilly day. It’s comforting, and means you’re going to tuck into a big warm loaf of something tasty.   If smells of fresh […]

No More Salt + Lime: It’s all about the Sangrita

No More Salt + Lime: It’s all about the Sangrita

Have you ever heard of sangrita?¬† It is, apparently, an authentic Mexican mixed-drink mixer + tequila chaser. One that I’ve never heard of….. so, naturally, I couldn’t wait to try to make it! Donald ended up in Chicago for work again, and passed along this […]

Let’s Party Like it’s 1621: 10 Recipes [Probably] Served at the First Thanksgiving

Let’s Party Like it’s 1621: 10 Recipes [Probably] Served at the First Thanksgiving

Hey everyone! I have a confession: When I was little, I wanted to be a Pilgrim when I grew up. This is 100% true… right mom? I know you’re reading this. ūüėČ It only took one trip to Plimoth Plantation to make this decision …maybe […]

Around the World in 5 Recipes

Around the World in 5 Recipes

Hey everyone! I had a realization the other day: Food connects everyone: past, present, future, real, or otherwise. Food can bring the past to life, it can take you to other cultures around the world, and it even makes fictional characters a little more life-like! […]

Quick Pickling Carrots in a Basic Brine

Quick Pickling Carrots in a Basic Brine

Quick pickling is an easy way to preserve your extra veggies – especially if you have a farm share or a garden, and you wind up with way more veggies than you can possibly consume. I like to quick pickle, over regular-pickling, because I plan […]

Learning to Love Mezcal

Learning to Love Mezcal

Mezcal is a rich, smoky, pungent liquor. Similar to Tequila, but smoked – to me it tastes like to Scotch. Both tequila and mezcal are made from the Agave plant, but the process for making each is a little bit different, resulting in much different […]

I scream, you scream, let’s make coffee ice cream with almond milk

I scream, you scream, let’s make coffee ice cream with almond milk

  Coffee ice cream is one of the no-frills flavors that I’ve often overlooked in favor of chunky-peanut-butter-chocolate-swirl-madness or some other equally-as-sexy promise of ice cream euphoria. But really: that classic coffee ice cream is a slam-dunk flavor every time, with no guess work, and […]

What to do with your produce when you go on vacation (don’t throw it away!)

What to do with your produce when you go on vacation (don’t throw it away!)

  Summer is the time for an abundance of fresh vegetables, maybe a farm share, or a kitchen garden. But summer is also time for traveling. These are two of my favorite things, but unfortunately the two do not mix. Keeping a garden requires daily […]

[Secretly Healthy] Creamy Cape Cod Clam Chowder

[Secretly Healthy] Creamy Cape Cod Clam Chowder

Growing up on Cape Cod meant that every restaurant in town had to serve¬†their version of the creamy clammy chowder that we hold so near and dear to our hearts – even if all that creamy fatty goodness goes straight to our arteries. Traditionally, New […]

No Crackers. No Problem.

No Crackers. No Problem.

I’ve had some bad luck making crackers… CRACKERS, of all things. Too soggy, too burnt, too spicy¬†—¬†you name it and I’ve screwed it up… in cracker-form. BUT tonight, I broke the cracker-curse. I found a very forgiving & simple recipe for crisp and tasty – […]