I used to think that meatballs were really only good for one thing: spaghetti, but that was naive. My single-minded thinking led me on a path of limited dinner options, obviously resulting in a downward spiral of despair. The typical veggie lasagna and spinach tortellini just weren’t enough for me anymore. I needed more. (more…)
Seattle is pretty much known for two things: coffee and rain. It is, however, also known for it’s amazingly fresh seafood and if you’re out for brunch, you know there will be salmon somewhere on the menu. Bad for salmon haters, good for me because I love salmon, it’s the prettiest color for bedrooms (to all my movie-quoting readers out there, you’re welcome).
French fries are one of my weaknesses and for good reason: they’re amazing. I could eat fries all day everyday, but alas, I would probably be sick. A nice alternative is sweet potato fries because it feels like you’re eating something healthy but, let’s be honest, anything fried is not good for your body, though it may be good for your soul.
I love easy breakfasts that are packed with flavor and that is exactly what this recipe is. If you’ve never hopped on the brioche train before, now’s your chance, my friend. This sweet buttery, melt-in-your-mouth bread is the perfect complement to the eggs, avocado and mozzarella. (more…)
Baking bread has always been a favorite of mine, but I know for some, it may seem like a daunting task. The good news is, it’s not! Baking bread is really easy and with a little bit of time, you have a delicious, fresh loaf of bread made entirely with your own two hands.
With Christmas behind us and a new year right in front of us, we have one day left before the countless halfhearted resolutions we make for ourselves. One final day before our
week year of productivity and health begins to binge on netflix, alcohol and of course cookies. Why not ring in the new year with champagne and chocolate crinkles?
I’m not going to lie, I too fall victim to the colorful and festive Christmas candies strewn throughout Target during the holidays. But those typical Christmas-in-a-bag candies are laced with so many preservatives and synthetic food coloring that they really don’t taste all that great.
Persimmons. I had no idea what a persimmon was until 2010 when I moved to Seattle and people were eating them left and right. Though I’ve known about these plump little fruits for some time now, it wasn’t until this year that I finally started experimenting with them in my baking and, friends, it has been life changing! Okay, maybe not quite life changing, but persimmons are amazing so go buy some while they’re still in season.
One of my favorite ‘family’ gifts as a child was the huge three gallon tin of popcorn random people would send us around the holidays. I would sneak popcorn out of that thing like it was nobodies business. The plain popcorn was good and the cheesy popcorn was quite delicious, but everyone knows that it’s the caramel corn that really matters.
After stuffing myself with Thanksgiving dinner, the subsequent leftovers and way too much airport food
and In N Out double doubles, obviously, my body has been craving just about anything without a boat load of dairy, wheat and sugar (what, so sugar?!?!). Specifically vegetables…in the form of soup. (more…)