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Watermelon Peach Salad

Watermelon Peach Salad

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Nothing is worse than getting a fruit bowl that’s more melon than berries. Cantaloupe, honeydew and the rest of their cousins always feel like filler. They are such mellow, go with the flow fruit. And

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 3 peaches, halved, pitted and sliced into 1/2-inch segments
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
Stone Fruit Kale Barley Salad

Stone Fruit Kale Barley Salad

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We’re nearing the end of July, and I have a fridge packed with stone fruit. Things really can’t get much better, right? With everything from berries to corn, summer is the only time of year

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch Lacinato kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 2 cups pitted and roughly chopped stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pistachios
Blackberry Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

Blackberry Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

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< You won’t see me using my iPhone to take pictures in restaurants. I am a home-cooking blogger through and through. When I do dine out, I just want to focus on the company and

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 5 ounces baby spinach and arugula mix
  • 6 ounces blackberries, halved
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons torn basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Rhubarb Almond Cake

Rhubarb Almond Cake

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I used to be good at making restaurant recommendations. Now I practically break into a cold sweat when someone asks me for suggestions.  If you need a recipe, I can do that, but I can’t

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature plus more for pan
  • 3/4 – 1 pound rhubarb stalks, trimmed
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
Strawberry Pistachio Galette

Strawberry Pistachio Galette

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When you have a major sweet tooth like I do, it takes a lot to say to no dessert and treats.  The other day I was chatting with a friend at work. She offered me part

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 3/4 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 cup ice water
Mango Jicama Black Bean Salad

Mango Jicama Black Bean Salad

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It’s taken me way too long to appreciate the absolute joy that is a mango. Once you figure out how to cut one, I guarantee you will be eating mangoes all the time. With their long

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Ingredients
  • 2 ripe but firm mangos, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch thick spears
  • 1 jicama, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1-14.5 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red chili, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 ounces baby arugula
Strawberry Lemon Donuts

Strawberry Lemon Donuts

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If you saw a crazy lady at the grocery last week jumping up and down in front of the organic strawberries, it could have been me. Just kidding! I contained myself. It was tough, but

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Ingredients
  • For donuts
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

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I’ve been turning back the clock and revisiting old recipes. When you’re a blogger, sometimes you are so consumed with creating new content that it’s good to hit pause and revamp a recipe. Buttermilk often

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Ingredients
  • Non-sticking cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup plus 1-1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
Grapefruit Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

Grapefruit Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

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Quick breads blur the boundaries between breakfast, dessert and snack. They are a universal treat that make sense at lots of different times during the day. I think that’s why I love them so much.

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 grapefruit, zest and juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
Kale Brussels Sprout and Pear Salad

Kale Brussels Sprout and Pear Salad

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It’s pretty much a guarantee that I will have greens in my fridge—usually at least two kinds at any given time.   Spinach is a must for my morning berry smoothie, but the other leaves

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 4 cups chopped Lacinato kale
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, shaved thinly with a mandolin or a food processor fitted with the slicing disc
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 red pears, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Gingerbread Waffles with Citrus Compote

Gingerbread Waffles with Citrus Compote

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This post is sponsored by Calphalon. Every morning when my five-year-old wakes up, the first thing he asks me is what are we doing today? He’s so used to being on the move whether it’s

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Ingredients
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled, pith removed and cut into segments
  • 1 Blood orange, peeled, pith removed and cut into segments, juice reserved
  • 1 Cara Cara orange, peeled, pith removed and cut into segments, juice reserved
  • 1 Navel orange, peeled, pith removed and cut into segments, juice reserved
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup plus more for serving
Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Tartlets

Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Tartlets

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This post is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free. Even though apples and pecans get all the attention in the height of pie season, I still default to chocolate desserts. I know I can’t be the

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1-1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7 ounces vegan dark chocolate, finely chopped