Recipes

SPICY STRAWBERRY MARGARITAS

Spicy margaritas and strawberry margaritas are two of my favorite cocktails – especially when they’re freshly made and not too sweet. So when I ordered a spicy strawberry mezcal cocktail in Mexico City during my recent trip, it hit me that I had never tried combining those two perfect things before. Inspired by that fresh, tart, barely sweet, and mildly […]
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DEEP DISH BRAMBLE BERRY PIE

Few things are better than a scoop of warm peak of season fruit pie with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. From the first bite to when you finish your plate, everything is good. This recipe is incredibly simple, and adapted from one of my favorite vintage cookbooks, The Pepperidge Farm Cookbook by Margaret Rudkin. Part memoir and cookbook, […]
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RISING SUN JUICE

I love this combination of carrot, coconut, orange, and a bit of spice. Slightly sweet, nicely balanced, it’s super thirst quenching and refreshing. This would also make a brilliant smoothie if you blended coconut meat in as well. Enjoy!  INGREDIENTS 2 carrots 1 inch piece fresh ginger 1 cup coconut water 1/2 orange, juiced 1 lime, juiced 1 pinch ground […]
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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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