Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

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I got a little emotional when my almost four-year-old fit in a 5T coat. Did he just skip 4T!? Lately he’s been consuming a crazy smorgasbord for dinner. It must be a growth spurt. I’ve

  • For tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Tahini Cookies

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In the world of ingredients, when I think of tahini, hummus is the first thing that registers in my brain. Confession—I usually get premade hummus at the grocery and don’t even bother making it from

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup grabulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds

Italian Chopped Salad

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I find myself turning things that aren’t meant to be a salad into a salad. Leftover pasta? I just add greens, whatever veggies I have around and toss everything in some sort of vinaigrette. What

  • For salad
  • 1 large head romaine (about 1 pound), chopped
  • 1/2 head radicchio (about 4 ounces), chopped
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped roasted tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 ounces chopped salami

Marble Rye Bread

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I’ve eaten my way through a little over half of this loaf of marble rye bread. Rye is definitely a love-it/hate-it kind of thing. I had no luck convincing my three-year-old to try it despite

  • For light rye
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 cup light rye flour
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds plus more for topping
  • 1 tablespoon safflower oil plus more for bowl