DailyWaffle is focused on modern home cooking, sharing seasonal discoveries and food you’d really make and eat. Written by Michelle Jenkins (hey, that’s me!), a Southern California native now living in the Pacific Northwest, the DailyWaffle reflects the foods and foodways of a half-Japanese kid whose first kitchen burns came from fried chicken and scrambled eggs, who loves California best, and who, despite the Pacific Northwest’s best efforts, doesn’t cook or eat salmon.

Working for the Weekend: Gingery Peach Bellinis

Something about a bellini feels infinitely more luxurious than your usual...more

Friday Night Slice: Zucchini Cherry Bomb

The door’s open and I’m staring into the fridge....more

Hatch Chile Season: Zucchini Fritters w/ Roasted Green Chile

The gas burners are just flaming on under tumbling piles of green chiles and already I’m in overdrive. Every year as chile season rolls around, it’s a new challenge. What can I put green chile in this year? ...more

Hatch Chile Season 2014

Dust off your Pinterest boards from last summer, it’s Hatch Chile time again. This year’s...more

Are you Sincerious?* >> Salted Caramel Ice Cream

I had a brief moment of panic. The sugar and water was quickly moving from golden brown to mahogany, so I took it off the heat. It continued to bubble and I thought, what, I’m just supposed to pour this cream and milk in here and hope it doesn’t splatter hot sugar syrup on contact? ...more

Taco Bar: Feeling Cheated by the Filling

The main attraction for tacos is the filling. And when it comes to fillings, it pays to be equal opportunity. Who doesn’t love a good carnitas taco with a little onion, cilantro and green salsa? ...more

FridayNightSlice: The Neil Diamond (Cherry, Baby)

Today’s Friday Night Slice was inspired by a pie posted by @baconluv, an Instagram friend who lives down in Portland. A few weeks ago she posted a killer looking cherry pizza from a place called Lucca. I filed it away in my brain and last night, with a handful of cherries chilling out in my […] ...more

Urban Craft Uprising: Pretty Kitchen Stuff

In the way back times of the Internet,...more

Taco Bar: Mexican Rice & Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Tacos seem like a simple food. A stack of tortillas, a little meat, a little onion, cilantro, a spoonful of salsa. Hit your local taqueria, order 2 or 3 and there’s lunch....more

Make Strawberry Jam Before It’s Too Late!

Strawberries have a lot in common with regret. And with the old adage, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” If ever there was such a thing as a fleeting moment, strawberry season in the Northwest truly is it....more