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Roasted Broccoli and Asparagus Salad: In Real Life

Sometimes, life happens. It happens every day in fact. And the styled and edited scenes that appear on this blog don’t often reflect that. So for once, I’m going to take a step back. Show you what dinner at our house really looks like. Right now at least, we’re in the middle of some big...

Cookie Dough D-Day is Here!

I officially declare today, June 5th, National Cookie Dough Day. I don’t know if there is an official process for declaring such things, but I figure you all would support me in my cause. Let’s celebrate, shall we? Because today’s the day. Cookie Dough D-Day. The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook is officially published. I am...

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Goat Cheese

CSA season has started again. You know what that means. Salads. Lots and lots of salads. It’s quite a welcome change, actually, considering the less-than-healthy fare we’ve been eating non-stop for the last few months. All in the name of recipe development! By far one of our favorite salads is this one: full of hearty...

White Chocolate Strawberry Blondies

Oh fair berries of straw… how I love thee, with thine ruby skins and flesh so sweet. If only thou didn’t upseteth my stomach so. Indeed, I think I may be allergic to strawberries. Granted, it’s not bad enough to get me to stop eating them entirely, but maybe I won’t go quite as straw-crazy...

Homemade Pixie Sticks

Pixie sticks. aka kiddie crack. I couldn’t say how many of these sugar shots I downed as a child… oblivious, of course, to the fact that their cheerful fruity flavors probably contained a laundry list of ingredients, not one of them fruit. But, hey. Kids don’t care about that stuff. As long as they have...

Strawberry Vanilla and Strawberry Balsamic Jam

I’ve been (not-so-patiently) waiting two years to make strawberry jam. The year I learned how to can I didn’t start until June or July, well after the last luscious red berries had been plucked. And last year, well, I’ve already lamented about missing strawberry season last year. This year, we were lucky enough to catch...