Whole Wheat English Muffins

These whole wheat english muffins are a surprisingly easy breakfast option! Making english muffins from scratch is super satisfying! I don’t use a lot of bread products. I’m hardly a low carb gal, but bread has always been a slippery slope for me. Regardless of whether it’s a fresh artisan loaf from the local bakery or pre-sliced potato bread from the grocery store, if there’s bread around, I find myself eating more of it than I should. There are two

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My Top 20 Food Blogging Tips For Beginners

Are you new to food blogging? Overwhelmed and trying to figure it all out? Keep reading to learn My Top 20 Food Blogging Tips For Beginners!  I’m often asked if I have any tips for new food bloggers. I know it can be extremely overwhelming at first! So I’ve come up with a list of my top 20 tips. I wish someone had told me these things when I was first starting out. I’m no expert, and there are many out

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Milk Panna Cotta with Coffee Syrup

This milk panna cotta with coffee syrup is an elegant dessert that’s very easy to prepare. Wow your guests with minimal effort!  I love making panna cotta for dessert, especially if I’m having guests over. It sounds fancy, it looks fancy, and it’s So. Ridiculously. Easy. Panna cotta makes me look good. Also, it takes less effort than a box of cake mix. I had an interesting conversation recently about how for kitchen novices, certain recipes and concepts will appear intimidating on

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Asparagus Egg Tart

This asparagus egg tart comes together quickly with only 5 simple ingredients, and is perfect for spring and summer gatherings! A simple puff pastry tart is one of my favorite ways to highlight ingredients. The subtle buttery flavor and pleasant flaky texture of puff is a great way to showcase vegetables, fruits, and cheeses as well as heartier ingredients like eggs and meats. Best of all: it’s widely available, easy to work with, and bakes up in a hot second.

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All-Purpose Tomato Sauce

This all-purpose tomato sauce is perfect for pasta, on pizza, or as a base for other sauces and stews.  Free time is in short supply these days. It always seems like there’s so much to do and little to no spare time for any of us. “I don’t have enough time for that,” is what most people says when they see my recipes. I get it. Not everyone enjoys spending time in the kitchen like I do, and even if they want to,

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Shiitake Miso Mint Soba Noodles

Shiitake Sesame Mint Soba Noodles are a quick, flavorful dinner recipe, and a great way to make use of the mint growing in your garden. One of my favorite things about living in the DC metro area is an abundance of Asian markets and absolutely incredible hole-in-the-wall restaurants. I’ve never been quite sure why, but I take total advantage of it. Visiting these markets and trying new ingredients is something that never gets old (not to mention the beauty departments at larger

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Tahini Date Pistachio Granola

This Tahini Date Pistachio Granola is a healthy, flavorful breakfast! It also mades a perfect midday snack. Late night snacking has always been an issue for me. Unfortunately, cereal is my favorite evening indulgence, so I don’t keep it in the house anymore. I’m not sure what it is about a bowl filled with milk and crunchy-turning-mushy things, but it just feels so right at 9pm. The one exception to the rule is homemade granola. For whatever reason, I can keep

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Wild Blueberry Curd Ice Cream

Wild Blueberry Curd Ice Cream is a decadent dessert with a gorgeous color. You need this in your life! I think it’s possible I went all last year without making homemade ice cream or curd recipes for the blog. These are two of my favorite things, and it tells me how burnt out I had become. Therein lies one of the main dangers of turning a hobby into a career. Writing a book zapped all of my mojo, and I was worried it was

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Chorizo, Spinach and White Bean Soup + An Ode To My Local CSA, From The Farmer

You don’t want to miss this recipe for Chorizo, Spinach and White Bean Soup, full of locally-sourced ingredients courtesy of my CSA, From The Farmer! Spring is in the air, and soup weather is almost behind us. To be honest, I’ll eat soup all year unless it’s extremely hot and humid out. I actually find this chorizo, spinach and white bean soup to be a surprisingly light dinner. A large mug usually does the trick for me. It’s smokey, filling and

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Wild Blueberry Lemon Spritzer

This Wild Blueberry Lemon Spritzer is a healthy drink that comes together quickly and is perfect for entertaining. Happy Monday! I wanted to start off by letting you know I’ll be taking over the Wyman’s of Maine Instagram account this week to help promote their #ResolutionRebound campaign. I definitely need to refocus on healthier eating; Jeff’s out of town and I have been going a bit overboard on the junk food. I also let myself fall out of the habit

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