Irresistable Peanut Butter Cookies

Once upon a time, I lived in Phoenix alone for an internship. I knew approximately five people in the entire city and I worked nights. Also it was summer, which meant it was between 110 and 115 most days. It was for about three months. And every day of those three months, my mom sent […]

Cooked up on September 5, 2011

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Corn Chowder… Minus the Chowder

This was a delicious and fresh meal we made for dinner on our very first wedding anniversary ever. Ergo, we have a little bubbly with dinner. 🙂 It could not have been a more perfect day: It was a Sunday morning. We had brunch with friends (souffle!), we worked in the garden, we relaxed in […]

Cooked up on August 10, 2011

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Fresh and Delicious: Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt

We just got back from an amazing weekend at the coast, in which I was totally offline for 48 hours ish, except for a few necessary map lookups 🙂 On Saturday we all (Dave and I and two good friends) spent an hour taking photos and collecting sand dollars. Afterward we were laying on the […]

Cooked up on August 8, 2011

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Weekend Brunch: Make a Souffle!

Before this spring I had never made a souffle and I am not sure if Dave had either, but now we are pros! And Dave is the true master. They sound like something that is super, super tough and I know they have a reputation, but I promise it is totally within reach! You probably […]

Cooked up on August 6, 2011

More like this: breakfast | brunch

Easy Zucchini Dip: An Experiment

I may have mentioned that I’m on a quest to find new and interesting ways to use the zucchini we have. I think we are down to two in the fridge after my latest experiment, in which I wrote a recipe for zucchini dip. I was thinking about how we made baba ghanoush over the […]

Cooked up on August 3, 2011

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Rhubarb Compote and Garden Update

This weekend we did a lot of work on the garden, because when I woke up I noticed that the tomato plants were falling over onto each other. There’s so much fruit! In a couple of weeks, it is going to be time for salsa and tomato sauce AND, what I’m most excited about: learning […]

Cooked up on August 2, 2011

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Vanishing Zucchini Bread (Good thing it’s so easy to make)

I made it two days ago, and we’ve all but devoured the whole loaf. I may have mentioned, but right now we are in possession of a whole mess of zucchini. We had five to begin with. Three of them remain – the first one became zucchini tostadas and the second one became this bread. […]

Cooked up on August 1, 2011

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Panzanella: A Healthy, Veggie, Seasonal Dinner

A panzanella is an Italian bread and tomato salad, but the recipe we found in a Tastes of Home magazine earlier this year added cannelini beans and artichokes and turned it into a full meal that’s perfect for summer and requires almost no cooking. Dave has such great intuition when it comes to cooking. It […]

Cooked up on July 28, 2011

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Homemade Pop Tarts. Oh Baby.

This has to be one of our most fun kitchen projects ever. We made homemade pop tarts. Yes. They are that good. It’s like the treat that I enjoyed so much when I was a kid because I didn’t read the back of the box and then ate them in sets of two. Then I […]

Cooked up on July 27, 2011

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Five-Ingredient Lunch: Caprese Salad

Caprese salads are beautiful on their own and great for adding to a fancy dinner, but because there is so little prep involved I think they’re totally underrated as a lunch item. Plus, there’s no cooking involved and almost no work. If the ingredients are fresh, this salad will stand on its own as a […]

Cooked up on July 25, 2011

More like this: dinner | garden | lunch | six ingredients or less