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The warmest, chocolatiest, most satisfying birthday cake

The warmest, chocolatiest, most satisfying birthday cake

We are proud to be an au pair host family, and are lucky to be Marie’s host family! She’s been an absolute miracle as we adjusted to life with five kids. So when her birthday rolled around, we wanted to make it extra special. And Marie is […]

Dave’s weeknight enchiladas

Dave’s weeknight enchiladas

Dave cooked. I love that man. Enchiladas for all! His recipe per pan: rotisserie chicken (1 1/2), 3/4 of a tall pack of corn tortillas, 5 or so packages of red or green Frontera enchilada sauce, a thorough dousing of cheese on top. He also […]

Vietnamese noodle salad with grilled pork chops

Vietnamese noodle salad with grilled pork chops

Vietnamese noodle salad with grilled pork chops from @thewoksoflife is the perfect dinner in a steaming hot day. Also, it’s a whole dinner in a plate! We stacked it instead of tossing it just to make it dramatic. Also, used a skillet instead of the […]

Another dinner party, less work

Another dinner party, less work

So at the end of my maternity leave, I decided to set up some simple dinner parties with friends to keep me from becoming a total hermit. In hindsight, two back to back might have been a little overkill! But we ate great food and […]

Kohlrabi Risotto with Pancetta and Roasted Tomatoes

Kohlrabi Risotto with Pancetta and Roasted Tomatoes

I found this Kohlrabi Risotto recipe from Simple Seasonal on Pinterest a few months ago, and I’ve been stalking kohlrabi ever since. It finally came in! I couldn’t wait for the garden – we bought it; we ate it. Yum. We have a resident Italian […]

Reuben Balls to Roasted Eggplant Dip – easy appetizers

Reuben Balls to Roasted Eggplant Dip – easy appetizers

Appetizers are pretty much the best part of a party. But Pinterest recipes can be amazing or terrible. These winners always work. The best part? Aside from assembling the shrimp-guac bites and warming things up, you can make all of this earlier in the day […]