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5-Minute Pesto

5-Minute Pesto

This 5-Minute Pesto is one of the most commonly used condiments in our kitchen. Alec & I use it as spread for sandwiches, garnish for cheeseboards, and a light sauce for pasta. Pesto is a healthy substitute for mayo and dressing, and it’s a quick […]

Healthy Turkey Chili

Healthy Turkey Chili

It’s hard to believe it’s already the start of the new year! After a very sweet, buttery November and December, I am ready to get back on a healthier track and wean myself off all the Danish butter cookies I love. I’m the first to […]

Crunchy Garlic Tortilla Strips

Crunchy Garlic Tortilla Strips

These quick & easy Crunchy Garlic Tortilla Strips make for the perfect garnish or pre-dinner snack (I can’t be the only one who gets hangry after a long day of work). I got this idea from my mom, who always makes little tortilla strips to […]

Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Wild Rice

Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Wild Rice

My mom recently visited Alec, the dogs, and me in San Francisco.  We relaxed at home, celebrated Alec’s passing of the Bar, and (my favorite) cooked together.  In the couple days she was in town, we ate such delicious home cooked meals — from decadent […]

Vegetable Wild Rice Blend

Vegetable Wild Rice Blend

Since I cook dinner most of the week, I am always thinking of quick, healthy sides to prepare. One of my favorite versatile sides to make is Vegetable Wild Rice. Wild rice has wonderful flavor and texture, and pairs well with so many different meats […]

Carrot Pupcakes

Carrot Pupcakes

While I love to cook food for people, I adore making treats for my dogs. Whether it’s an easy broth or a sweet treat, I truly enjoy how happy they get when I break up their everyday kibble diet.  One of my favorite treats to […]

Chocolate & Coffee Biscotti

Chocolate & Coffee Biscotti

When it comes to desserts, there are two flavors that are truly a match made in heaven: chocolate and coffee. The chocolate’s sweetness is enhanced by the coffee’s fragrance and bitterness, making for a delightfully aromatic flavor. One of my favorite ways to pair these […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

The holiday gift guide is here! The holidays are fast-approaching, and it’s safe to say you don’t have a ton of time in your busy schedule to head out in the cold to do your holiday shopping. Since I live in the city, going to […]

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

While I am a savory gal, I will never turn down a chocolate chip cookie. I love them all — the crispy ones, chewy ones, cakey ones, you name it! The more chocolatey and buttery, the better. Walnuts? But of course! There are so many […]

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

What is a holiday meal without mashed potatoes? They’re rich, creamy, and taste amazing with every bite on your Thanksgiving plate. While most homemade mashed potato recipes are labor intensive and involve a lot of hand mashing, this recipe gives your arm a rest and […]


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