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Meyer Lemon Cake

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The other day I nearly screeched the tires on my grocery cart. In the produce section, I had crossed almost everything off my list when I spotted a display of Meyer lemons tucked in with

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Ingredients
  • For cake
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Zest of 2 Meyer lemons

Kale Apple Salad

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I’m definitely not a resolutions person. I already have an ongoing list of things in my life that I’m trying to improve like eliminating mindless snacking and working more fruits and veggies into my diet.

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Ingredients
  • 2 bunches lacinato kale
  • 3 Pink Lady Apples
  • 3/4 cup halved red grapes
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 ounce Manchego cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar

Pear Almond Tart

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Christmas may have come and gone, but prime baking season still has another week to go. When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s, obligations of resolutions will take over. Dessert will be out for

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Brussels Sprout Apple Salad

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I have a bad habit of ordering the exact same thing when I go back to a restaurant especially when I find a really good salad. It has to go beyond the usual mix of

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups torn sourdough bread
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, cored and leaves separated

Banana Waffles

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Our three-year-old has mastered the art of bedtime procrastination. If you ask him when he’s supposed to go to sleep, he says 10:00 without hesitation. I hate to admit it, but he’s not far off. The

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Cherry Pie

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My lazy streak came to an end last week. Finally a combination of inspiration and motivation hit, and before I knew it, I was baking a fruit pie. The dough is never the hard part

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Sour Cherry Jam

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Last weekend a wave of laziness overcame my usual hyper-productive persona. Never one to shy away from a project, especially when it takes place in the kitchen, I just couldn’t find the motivation to do

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Fruit Fool

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Last week when I was doing my routine grocery trip I ran into a mom-friend. After chatting about the end of the school year and what our kids are doing this summer, she noticed that we

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Apple Walnut Rye Salad

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Happy first day of spring! Even though winter hasn’t been that bad, I am still hoping that a magical switch will get flipped turning on warm sunshine. A better selection of fruits and vegetables would

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