Recipes

WATERMELON TOMATO GOAT CHEESE + CHILI SALAD

Watermelon is one of my all time favorite things. Sweet and crisp, juicy but never cloying, it’s quite possibly the perfect summer snack.  It wasn’t until recently that the whole “savory watermelon” thing occurred to me.  There’s pickled watermelon rind in the south, small chunks tucked away in spicy latin ceviches, and that feta salad that I’ve had at practically […]
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Blackberry Glazed Brown Butter Buttermilk Doughnuts

Baked doughtnuts strike me as the perfect compromise.  You get to have something cakey, delicious, and glazed, but hey…at least it’s not fried? At least in my world this is a super reasonable compromise.  The blackberry glaze on these doughnuts is the prettiest shade of rich pink, with an unexpected tart kick, making these the perfect doughnuts for the summertime.  […]
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BEVERLY HILLS S’MORES

Summertime immediately conjures up images of the camp fire, jamborees, kumbaya echoing off the trail, and of course, scary stories being told over toasted marshmallows, sandwiched into s’mores. One of the creepiest campfire stories I’ve heard goes like this… It was a cold and rainy day in March. I went to Kristoff’s where I usually get my hair done but […]
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CUCUMBER MINT FIZZ

YASSSSSSSSS.  That’s the sound my brain makes when I drink this cocktail. It’s basically a southside, plus a little bit of extra. Throw in some mint for extra freshness, pour in some club soda to make it fizz, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate hot weather drink. Just throw down a towel, grab a straw, and soak in the sun. […]
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FRESH LASAGNA WITH WALNUT PESTO

Fancy lady lunch time! I love this dish for a luncheon because a) look how fancy b) it’s suuuuper simple c) you can make it ahead of time.  This is exactly the kind of recipe I love to make: sophisticated but simple to make.  Thinly sliced zucchini replaces the pasta, and roasted tomatoes add a lovely depth of flavor.  To […]
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BOOZY GUMMI BEARS

When my dear friend brought me back Prosecco and Rose gummi bears from Germany, I flipped out. I had never seen gummi bears in these delicate boozy flavors before, and within six months, it seemed like the rest of the world had discovered my favorite new candy too. Of course, they were weirdly expensive, so, instead of buying 4 ounces […]
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RAW CARROT SALAD

Texture is one of the most transformative aspects of an ingredient. Make it tender by slow cooking and concentrating the sugars, frying until crisp until savory and crunchy, or serving thin and raw with a clean, fresh snap. Today, I’m going with the latter, keeping the carrot salad light and spoonable. The balance of heat with creamy yogurt with the […]
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PEACH LAVENDER BELLINIS

Bellinis were my first cocktail ever. I’m pretty sure it was at the Bel Air hotel, with my mom, while we were ditching something.  If my mom were a “Real Housewife” her tagline would be: Nothing’s mandatory unless I say it is.  Ditching boring stuff is sort of a hobby of ours.  We’d leave in the middle of my school’s […]
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