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Plum Galette

Plum Galette

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It’s been a few weeks now that I’ve had pie on the brain. Last week I taught a pie workshop, so there was lots of planning and dough-making in advance. The class was so much

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup ice cold water
  • 8-10 plums, pitted and sliced 1/4" thick
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Grilled Peach Corn and Quinoa Salad

Grilled Peach Corn and Quinoa Salad

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Sweet, smoky fruit, peppery greens and grains are the core ingredients of this grilled peach, corn and quinoa salad along with cherry tomatoes and pecorino. Salads are my go-to summer meal no matter dinner, lunch

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 2 ears of corn, shucked
  • 2 peaches, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ounce crumbled pecorino
Blueberry Crumb Cake

Blueberry Crumb Cake

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Yesterday I polished off 2 pints of berries all on my own. I was snacking while cooking sides for 4th of July, and before I realized it, the containers were empty. I know what I’ll

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Ingredients
  • For crumb topping
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Coconut Berry Popsicles

Coconut Berry Popsicles

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My 4-year-old is completely obsessed with popsicles. I can’t blame him. Food on a stick is fun! My molds have been on constant rotation including a peanut butter & chocolate combo and another with cherries.

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1-3/4 cups plain coconut milk yogurt
Blackberry Lime Donuts

Blackberry Lime Donuts

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Can you call something a habit if it’s been just 3 days? I’m not sure habit is even the right word. It sound like it’s a bad thing, when in this situation it’s not. My

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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
Crunchy Buckwheat Granola

Crunchy Buckwheat Granola

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Eating an entire a pint of any kind of berry in one sitting still feels kind of excessive even though berries are finally in season. Maybe it’s post-traumatic stress from shelling out an amount that

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw buckwheat
  • 1 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
Mixed Berry Cornmeal Cake

Mixed Berry Cornmeal Cake

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There’s nothing like the first holiday weekend of the summer to inspire me to make a treat to feed a crowd. My requirements are that it must be easy to bake and portable because it

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 sticks unsalted butter plus more for pan
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup fine yellow cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Neapolitan Loaf Cake

Neapolitan Loaf Cake

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I can’t stop thinking about ice cream and berries. Perhaps it’s premature summer on the brain? There’s an amazing ice cream shop in our neighborhood, and anytime it’s the slightest bit warm with a few

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter at room temperature, plus 3 tablespoons melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch processed
  • 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tart

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The royal wedding has me nostalgic for all things British. I can’t believe it’s been over a decade since my husband and I, in our pre-child days, lived and worked in London. We spent 3

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
No-Bake Ricotta Cheesecake

No-Bake Ricotta Cheesecake

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The crust of this No-Bake Ricotta Cheesecake is a mix of graham crackers, butter and sugar with ginger & cinnamon. It is topped with lightly sweet strawberries and a drizzle of honey. My plan to

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups packed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Meyer Lemon Cake

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

Kale Apple Salad

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With grapes, Manchego cheese, walnuts and Dijon mustard vinaigrette, this kale apple salad has something more than greens in every bite. Am I a resolutions person? Definitely not! I already have an ongoing list of things

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Ingredients
  • 2 bunches lacinato kale
  • 3 Pink Lady Apples
  • 1 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