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Chicken Tortilla Soup

As I sit here with frozen fingers, numbly trying to type up why you need to make this soup NOW, I realized that winter has essentially done my work for me. I could write 1,000 words about why this soup is amazing and continues to be one of your favorite recipes to date, but I’m...

FREE Download: Winter Citrus Wallpaper

Citrus is just so dang photogenic. Before this gorgeous assorted citrus was stripped and squeezed and cooked and canned into some beautiful Triple Citrus Marmalade, I couldn’t help but snap a few photos first. I figured since we’re all dead sick of winter at this point, a little sunshine couldn’t hurt, and that’s why I’ve...

Triple Citrus Marmalade

YOU GUYS. It’s citrus season! Perhaps the only redeeming quality of these frigid winter months. We may be completely iced in for 3 1/2 more days at this rate, but rather than see this confinement as a sentence, I see it as an opportunity. To make more marmalade, that is. I mean, if I have...

Roasted Beet and Farro Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

After a trip, you’re left with memories and photos. Maybe a souveneir or two (I have a habit of bringing home spoons, go figure) but sometimes a dish, something you ate during your travels, follows you home and simply refuses to be ignored. In cases like this it’s helpful to have a direct connection, a...

Celebrating 8 Years & a Reader Survey!

Eight years. I like to say that’s like 120 in blog years. Pretty old for a blog when you think about. Back when I started this blog in 2007, I wasn’t really aware of the food blog community, and didn’t know or follow many other food blogs. I started this blog, basically, to record and...

Braided Tart Cherry & Chocolate Danish Pastries

Twisted and flaky, fruity and chocolatey, this pastry is all I ever want for breakfast from here on out (Cereal? What is that?) This pastry is serious business. I mean, I’ll be honest, it’s basically pie. But pie that you’re allowed to eat for breakfast (see what I did there? By calling it a Danish...