Recipes

STRAWBERRY GLAZED BROWN BUTTER / BUTTERMILK DOUGHNUTS

These are all about simplicity: barely pink strawberry glaze on top of fluffy, cakey buttermilk donuts. Feel free to switch out strawberries for any other berry, or even cherries. These are so delicious.  INGREDIENTS (DONUTS) 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1/3 […]
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STRAWBERRY ROSE LEMONADE

Pink lemonade is one of the happiest things I can imagine filling a glass. I immediately think of summer picnics or fancy tea parties as a little girl. In this version, I made my pink lemonade just a little more special, with fresh strawberries and a touch of rosewater. This combination is so refreshing and fun, you can’t help but […]
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MINI ROSE TARTE TATIN

Tarte Tatin is a family recipe for me.  There are a few pies and cakes that make the cut: Devil’s food cake with marshmallow frosting, Tina’s pumpkin pecan pie, Spooky’s Rum Cake. Tarte Tatin is yet another to add to the list, and one of my favorites. It’s essentially an upside-down apple tart, made with four ingredients (apples, butter, sugar, […]
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GREEN ALMOND MILK

In honor of the month, I’m adding a bit of green to some of my favorite classics. Almond milk is a fantastic canvas on which to build flavors, and adding a bit of fiber and vitamins with some kale, spinach, and romaine, is a great way to add a bit more oomph. What will you add to your almond milk? […]
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MOM’S COFFEE CAKE

Growing up, this cake was a constant on our kitchen counter. My mom made it practically every week, and I would have a giant slice with a big glass of milk after school. It was one of the most well worn pages from The Silver Palate Cookbook, and is still a family favorite (my brother Henry had it as his […]
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STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE CAKE

This baby pink concoction might seem like an odd choice for my husband’s birthday cake, a husband who is half bear and half lumber jack outwardly, but Jonah Hill’s character from Money Ball on the inside. I wasn’t even sure if he liked strawberry milkshakes (he doesn’t, but loves this cake). But this frosting was so good, so spoonable, so bottom […]
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GREEN GODDESS SALAD + DRESSING

Green Goddess Dressing, though considered a token of late 1970’s cuisine, is actually from the 20’s.  You can tell because of the abundance of tarragon, anchovies and mayonnaise.  The only thing that doesn’t feel 1920’s about it is the absence of a hard boiled egg.  I swear 90% of recipes from the 1920s involve a hard boiled egg. A digression! […]
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HOW TO DRINK TEQUILA + MEZCAL

Tequila! Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-DAAAH Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-DA! That’s me singing the tequila song, while doing the twist. I love tequila. But I am not a “shots” person…at all. Because why? Tequila can be wonderful and delicious on its own, without the lime and salt. Imagine if someone poured a coke into a glass of single barrel bourbon, or made a cocktail out of a […]
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