Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus. Fall is so close. SOOOOOOO close. It’s the only thing I can think about right now as I sit here praying for cooler weather. As a Seattle native, ...

Raw Coconut Passionfruit Pudding

Raw Coconut Passionfruit Pudding Recipe I know it’s supposed to be fall, but someone has apparently forgotten to tell the weather that. Last week we had a definite cold streak ...

Vanilla Honey Almond Butter

Vanilla Honey Almond Butter. Make it. Make it, now. I’ve been on somewhat of an almond kick for the past week or so… Just like, almonds in general. Just plain ...

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Peach, Port Salut, and Pepperjack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Peach Port Salut and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Peach Port Salut and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  So, this is ...
corn, black bean, red pepper, salsa, topping, fresh, vegan, cumin

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Corn and Black Bean Salsa. It was a looooooooooooooong weekend! You guys! ...

Peach Mango Chia Pops

Peach Mango Chia Pops. It’s August already! It’s sweltering hot outside and the ...

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Where have I been?

Whew! It’s been far too long since I’ve made a post on here! To be honest, I’m not sure if anyone follows my blog anymore because my posts have become so sporadic. Or if anyone even noticed that I’d gone missing! But in case you’ve been wondering about my whereabouts, I’ll tell you! … and, […]

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Panettone French Toast

Panettone French Toast must be on your holiday breakfast menu this year. Seriously. Certainly you’ve seen the big displays at the grocery store of these funny loaves of bread inside gigantic boxes labeled “Panettone.” Before I worked at Trader Joe’s many years ago I was completely unfamiliar with what these were, and I feel like […]

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Gingersnaps with Mango Chutney and Goat Cheese

Gingersnaps with Mango Chutney and Goat Cheese are the simplest, yet most satisfyingly flavorful little appetizers ever. And they’re pretty, to boot! I’m not sure about you, but the holidays get pretty hectic for me. I never want to go to any Christmas parties empty-handed, but I don’t exactly have all the time in the […]

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Halloween Graveyard Brownies

Halloween Graveyard Brownies are pretty much the best brownies you could possibly imagine. When I was a kid, we used to go to the local Round Table Pizza in Issaquah where they had a soda fountain with 8 different sodas to choose from and we got to fill our own cups. Being only the tender […]

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Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone

This Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone is a fun and super easy creation for Halloween. It serves just as much as a decoration as it does a dessert.  Of course, I originally made it as a spooky accompaniment to my Halloween Graveyard Brownies, but it would have various decorative applications, including serving it flat and cutting […]

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Haunted Halloween Cookie House

Haunted Halloween Cookie House: Because cookie houses aren’t just for Christmas, anymore! I have way too much fun creating cookie houses for Christmas. So much fun that I typically do at least 3 or 4 houses and create a gingerbread house village to put on the top shelf of my book case. There’s just something […]

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Adorable Halloween Candy Spiders

Adorable Halloween Candy Spiders. Seriously, though. Are these not just the cutest things ever? They remind me of the little balls of soot in Spirited Away, but they’re edible and delicious little candy spiders! And if they’re not the easiest things in the world to make, then I really don’t know what is. Here’s what […]

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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie with a Triple Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie with a Triple Gingersnap Crust. This recipe for Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is a classic that was handed down from my grandmother to my mother and then to me. With only minor tweaks in spices, cookie crust, and the use of agar agar in place of gelatin to keep this a vegetarian dessert, […]

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Salmon Eggs Benedict

Salmon Eggs Benedict Since I left England a few weeks ago, I’ve been hard-up for some of those traditional English breakfasts that I’d been enjoying on my trip. English Breakfast Tea and Soft-boiled Eggs served in egg cups have become pretty much my breakfast staple. I really just cannot get enough of them. But one […]

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Wasabi Muenster Grilled Cheese

Wasabi Muenster Grilled Cheese Sandwich Sometimes all you want in life is the comfort of a cozy grilled cheese sandwich. While hitting up the local Charlotte South End Food Truck Friday, I happened upon a food truck called “Papi Queso” where they specialize in unusual grilled cheese sandwiches. I have now tried three of them: […]

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