BBQ Spice Mix (2 of 4)

Barbecue Spice Mix

We did it. After 13 months of planning, we got married! Two coasts. Two weddings. When it comes to wedding advice the most common that I came across was “it goes by so fast.” And it does, whether you get married once or twice. Somehow I thought the second wedding would feel a bit slower,…

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Vegetable Pot Pie (4 of 6)

Vegetable Pot Pie

When Jeff and I first started dating I was a vegetarian and we were both in college. Separate colleges so our ‘dates’ generally lasted for a whole weekend. We went out to eat a fair amount during those visits but we also cooked together in small and poorly equipped kitchens. It was a lesson in…

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Chile Lemon Almonds (6 of 6)

Chile Lemon Almonds

One of the things I love most about San Francisco is the year round farmer’s markets. The city is full of them – big markets open on the weekends but small collections of stalls pop up in different neighborhoods throughout the week. They sell fruits and vegetables but also eggs, juices, and snacks. Some sellers…

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Buffalo Chicken Dip (8 of 8)

Buffalo Chicken Dip

We were supposed to talk about something else today; a follow up with the talk of salad dressing. But things happened, life gets busy, you run out of ingredients. Or, in this case, your team gets into the Super Bowl and then you really need to step up your party offerings.

Unstuffed Cabbage (5 of 7)

Unstuffed Cabbage

There is something wonderfully comforting about intricately handmade food. Steaming bowls of hand-formed dumplings, bowls of fat homemade tortellini, lemony-bright hand-stuffed grape leaves. The kind of food you only make on holidays or those special occasions when you can spend a whole day in the kitchen painstakingly rolling every piece. And then all the other…

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Brisket-Style Slow Cooker Beef

If my goal here were to improve my skills at naming dishes this one might be a failure. The only thing brisket-like about this dish is the sauce I put on it and you’d only know that if my mother’s brisket was your benchmark for brisket. But when I was searching for a way to…

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