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White Chocolate & Cherry Shortbread Cookies

You can look at this post in one of two ways. Either I’m way late in posting my Christmas cookies, or I’m totally on top of it for Valentine’s day. I’ll let you decide. Because these precious pink and white cookies swing both ways. The original recipe, discovered via Pinterest, called for rolling the dough...

Savory Winter Greens Beignets

Our CSA goes well into the winter, with the last pickup of the season happening right before Christmas. But unlike the variety of the summer produce, winter is a bit more limited. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, and greens. Lots and lots of greens. It’s not abnormal to see signs saying take 10 handfuls of kale...

A Little Fate, a Lot of Cookie Dough

I’m a big proponent of free will, but some things were just meant to be. My mom spent much of the summer going through boxes full of stuff. Memories, sure, probably a lot of junk too. And every few weeks I’d get a little package of things she thought I might want. Inside one of...

Quinoa Cakes with Lemon, Olive, and Parsley

OK, I give in. Y’all want healthy, so I’ll give you healthy. For a little while at least. But next week? Let’s just say next week I have a different kind of cake in store for you. But maybe if you eat enough of these quinoa cakes in the meantime you can justify the splurge....

The Best of 2011

Another year, come and gone. I always take this time to reflect on the past year, all the wonderful things I’ve seen, done, and eaten. Ok, mostly eaten. Don’t say I’m not the only one who remembers experiences by what I ate along with it? This year I organized an epic cookie swap. Roasted a...