• Drinks
  • Sangria Flora


    This is one of the best sangrias I’ve tried yet. I am a sucker for pretty much any drink that includes elderflower liqueur, and the sweet, floral flavors of St-Germain pair perfectly with this fruity sangria. I made the recipe using the full 1 1/2 cups of St-Germain, but I think I will back that […]

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  • Gift Guide
  • Father’s Day Gift Guide

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      Dory Designs Handmade Waxed Canvas Dopp Kit. Personalize with initials for a special touch. Italian Stag Handled Folding Knife from Kaufman Mercantile. (I love this website. Everything they carry is meant to last a lifetime.) The Real Dill pickles. Try Jalapeno Honey Dills or Caraway Garlic. Anything from Intelligentsia Coffee. You can’t get a bad […]

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  • Main Courses
  • Spicy Mac


    I have probably mentioned it before, but mac & cheese and risotto are my absolute favorite comfort foods. A well executed mac recipe will put me right in my happy place. The Mac + Cheese Cookbook has a place of honor in my cookbook rotation. I mean, a cookbook full of mac & cheese recipes? Yes please. […]

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  • Desserts
  • Chocolate Coffee Toffee Chex™ Mix


    My childhood best friend’s mother made the best snack I have probably ever eaten. Puppy Chow. Depending on where you live you might call it Reindeer Food or Muddy Buddies. I suppose the name comes from the idea that it resembles dog food kibbles, but that’s as far as the comparisons go. It’s an extremely […]

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  • Main Courses
  • Salad Week: Detox Salad

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    One thing I loved about our time in California was the abundance of healthy restaurants and healthy option on lots of menus. I really loved the simple but life-affirming salad at Native Foods. The vegetables were always fresh and the simple vinaigrette let them shine. I was craving something similar recently, and I have been really […]

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