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Beet Coconut Blender Soup

Beet Coconut Blender Soup

I was craving a cold soup, and beet anything disappears fast around here. So I decided to make the least complicated beet soup I could dream up. This one requires no cooking – just a whiz in the blender. It doesn’t get easier than that! […]

Salsa fresca Chicken

Salsa fresca Chicken

Monday nights are a bit wild around here. The bigs have piano lessons at 6. So we often do crock pot and feed everyone fast. This baked chicken is almost as fast, and fresher-tasting for summer. Tonight we had it with roasted green pointy cauliflower […]

Southwest potatoes au gratin

Southwest potatoes au gratin

Dave’s from Arizona, and I learned the basics of cooking in a French farmhouse. Seriously. This one’s a little of him, and a little of me. But everybody likes it! And as our house is a constant test kitchen environment full of fickle critics, trust […]

Joy’s Crostata di frutta

Joy’s Crostata di frutta

People think we’re crazy, to have an au pair living here and a former au pair too. But Joy is a ridiculously awesome human being, and has spent her school break hanging out with all of us and making life more fun and more delicious. […]

A make-ahead birthday dinner for a crowd

A make-ahead birthday dinner for a crowd

I love to plan menus, but the execution always gets me. Imagine my delight for Griff’s family birthday when I had almost everything made ahead! This was a fresh, fun, kid-friendly meal that the adults all loved too. Did I mention this works for vegetarians […]

Weekend brunch, random like

Weekend brunch, random like

On the weekends, our “whoever can move goes first” rule is in full effect. This weekend, it was me. The kids got up super early, which meant I had time to serve them more than cereal or toast. We scrambled up some eggs and pulled […]