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Lindsey

Sophisticated Brownie Sundae For Two

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away.  Since we’ve had kids, my husband and I haven’t taken Valentine’s Day too seriously. We stay home and put the kids to bed and try to have a romantic dinner together–usually between… Continue Reading →

Rich Meyer Lemon Curd

I always get excited for citrus season. Cute little clementines, juicy blood oranges, tiny key limes, grapefruits as big can be, and sweet Meyer lemons. Meyer lemons are a bit sweeter than regular lemons and have a darker rind. They are… Continue Reading →

Loaded Breakfast Quesadillas

Between nagging my kids to get their shoes on and find their backpacks, breakfast time can be hectic and stressful. I’m always trying to think of quick, tummy-filling breakfasts to give them a good start for their day. That goes… Continue Reading →

Creamy Peppermint Bark Tart

For days I’ve been dreaming of turning my favorite Christmas candy into a creamy tart. Oh…I love peppermint bark. I finished up the breakfast dishes, put a movie on for the kids, and got to work. My kids ran back… Continue Reading →

The Best Mashed Potatoes You’ll Ever Make

Think that’s a bold claim?  The best mashed potatoes? You’ll have to give this recipe a try and see if I’m right. Thanksgiving is next week. Millions of families will be serving mashed potatoes slathered in gravy. There is nothing… Continue Reading →

Switching Sides: Simple Roasted Carrots For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my holiday. All mine. I plan the menu, but I don’t forget to add in a few family favorites mixed with a few new recipes I’ve bookmarked to try. What usually happens though, is that I end up… Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Roast Beef with Fennel

Fennel is in season again. (Hooray!) You might remember the last time I professed my undying love for fennel last winter. In this recipe I’ve left out the orange and paired fennel with beef. It can be intimidating to try… Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Brown Butter

I’m always late for the party. And I was really late coming to the brown butter party. I thought, “Meh. It’s just melted butter.”  Then I made this cake…and it changed my life. I never exaggerate about these types of… Continue Reading →

Mix Up Salad Nicoise

Summer has officially ended, but our garden is still producing.  The tomatoes are ripening like crazy and I bring a big bowl in each afternoon, still warm from the sun.  I can’t think of a better way to use up… Continue Reading →

Fresh Peach Ice Cream

Peach season is finally here.  I love September for this very reason.  Our favorite fruit stand opened a few weeks ago and we’ve been eating them as fast as we can. We freeze some and make jam.  There was a… Continue Reading →

Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Parsley and Spring Onions

Technically this is a springtime recipe, but I’ve been making it almost weekly since I found the recipe in one of my new cookbooks, Salad as a Meal by Patricia Wells. I’m constantly wanting to try new recipes using quinoa…. Continue Reading →

Garden Vegetable Chili

I normally don’t think of chili when I think of food I like to eat in the summer.  One day I was cleaning out my fridge and noticed I had all the makings of a delicious chili–cooked red kidney beans,… Continue Reading →

Passion Fruit Curd Bars

I remember when my mom would make Lemon Bars for parties. It was hard to wait for the gooey filling to cool enough to cut them into bars. Sometimes if I was lucky she’d let me sprinkle them with powdered… Continue Reading →

Agua Fresca for Cinco de Mayo

Looking for a refreshing drink to serve for Cinco de Mayo?  Look no further than Agua Fresca.  Agua Fresca means “fresh water” in Spanish and is made with fresh fruit, water and ice.  Sometimes a little sugar is added as… Continue Reading →

Root Vegetable Soup, a Farewell to Winter

As I peeled and chopped the root veggies, I did feel like I was bidding Winter a good-bye. The sunshine was streaming through the window above my kitchen sink; outside the grass seemed to be getting greener with every passing… Continue Reading →

Leek and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

I am feeling rather lazy in the kitchen these days.  The thought of a gourmet meal each night does sound dreamy…when someone else washes the dishes or does the actual cooking.  A lot of planning and thought goes into fancy… Continue Reading →

Favorite Foods of the U.S. Presidents

When I was a fifth grader, my father would make a weekly trek to my school to teach my class the history of each of the past U.S. presidents.  Even now, I love reading and learning trivia about our present… Continue Reading →

French Hot Chocolate

This is the best hot chocolate you’ll ever make. You’ll toss out those little packets with the dehydrated marshmallows. You’ll forget about those cans of premium hot chocolate you can buy in bulk at Costco. You’ll make this and keep… Continue Reading →

Tis’ the Season for Fennel and Orange

It’s citrus season. That means I try to sneak orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit into recipes whenever possible. Know what goes perfectly with orange? Fennel. You may see it labeled as anise in the grocery store. It’s that celery-looking veg… Continue Reading →

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Let’s talk about BBQ sauce. If you are picky like my family, you have a hard time finding a bottled sauce that tastes just like you want it to. A good sauce is paramount for a successful BBQ. Really, it… Continue Reading →

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