Kitchen Fundamentals: Goat Cheese

Before we go any further, yes this is a recipe for homemade goat cheese and yes you can absolutely make it yourself. Making cheese has long been on my list of kitchen projects to try. It’s not something I would have attempted in the early years of this blog because I probably would’ve been too nervous to waste ingredients if it didn’t work, and I likely would’ve assumed it would be way too difficult ....more

Blood Orange Margaritas

It’s Monday. In January, quite possibly the bleakest month of the year. So I made you guys some margaritas ....more

Green Chile Chowder

January typically leaves me feeling a bit uninspired on the dinner front. I’m kind of at that point where I regularly daydream about our garden – how I’ll be able to walk to the backyard to grab handfuls of herbs and let Clara eat tomatoes right off the vine. I enjoy eating hearty and comforting winter foods, but we simply can’t eat those types of meals every night ....more

DIY Caramel Syrup for Coffee

The new year often brings resolutions for healthier eating or other healthy lifestyle changes. I’m not really one for resolutions, but one thing I can always get behind is making more food from scratch. I’ve already tackled caramel, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, sandwich bread, and hamburger buns ....more

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Black Eyed Pea and Chorizo Soup

Another year is almost in the books, so I’d like to take this moment to thank you guys for reading and commenting and emailing and basically just for being here. I love having this space to write and share recipes, and it really means so much to me to have people to share it with. Growing up, we always started the New Year with black eyed peas ....more

Baked Eggnog Doughnuts

I’ve been on a bit of an eggnog kick lately. We bought a bottle to make these eggnog waffles, and I’ve been making my way down my ever-growing list of eggnog baked goods. Since doughnuts are one of Clara’s favorite treats, they were at the top of my list ....more

Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs in Tomato Cream Sauce

We had our first sign of snow before Thanksgiving, but the last couple of days have been filled with a cold, chill-you-too-the-bones rain. It’s pretty miserable. Days like this call for hearty, comforting meals ....more

Lemon Sablés

This time of year is synonymous with cookies. I’m already looking forward to a cookie swap with friends later this month, and of course Clara and I have to make cookies for Santa. She loves to help cook anything, but I’m pretty sure cookies are her favorite thing to make ....more

Eggnog Waffles

I’ve talked before about my love for breakfast foods, and Clara has definitely developed the same love (just check out her birthday brunch). Breakfast is by far her best meal of the day, and sometimes we’re still sitting at the table long after I’ve finished eating. Our weekday breakfasts are typically simple and pretty healthy, and we save weekends for leisurely breakfasts ....more