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Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Friends, if you only make one thing this weekend, let it be this. I am utterly obsessed with this tangy-spicy-salty salad, like gone-in-24-hours-all-by-myself obsessed, and I want to share this happiness. Ever had elotes? Grilled corn-on-the-cob slathered with creamy chili-lime sauce and salty cotija cheese, […]

Parmesan-Lemon Grilled Fennel

Parmesan-Lemon Grilled Fennel

Sometimes a recipe idea comes together even better than hoped – this fennel packs in so much flavor with so few ingredients that I know we’ll be making it all summer long! Grill low and slow, sprinkle with lemon juice for brightness and parmesan for […]

Red Pepper Sesame Green Beans

Red Pepper Sesame Green Beans

We’re taking beautiful bright green beans and giving them a quick stir-fry in sesame oil with red pepper flakes. Quick and simple is the best way to add vegetables to dinnertime. I’m pretty guilty of just making a main dish and saying good enough… but […]

Garlic Ginger Kale Quinoa

Garlic Ginger Kale Quinoa

Okay hold up. I know I’m throwing both kale and quinoa at you at once, but promise it’s worth it. This is such an easy, colorful side dish and you’ll totally feel like a health rockstar for making it. Fifteen minutes on the stove and you’ve […]

Broken Yolk Congee

Broken Yolk Congee

Last night was a rough one at our home. Between a doped-up puppy just out of surgery and a surprise round of food poisoning, no one got much sleep. Today’s looking much better after lots of napping on the couch but food interest is at […]

Slow Cooker Roasted Vegetables

Slow Cooker Roasted Vegetables

I’m almost embarrassed to call this a recipe because it’s so simple, but discovering that you can slow-cook a heap of roasted vegetables instead of rotating pans through the oven was seriously a revelation. It needs to be shared to spread the joy, because it’s […]

Blue Cheese & Roasted Apple Mashed Potatoes

Blue Cheese & Roasted Apple Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes can get overlooked next to all the other colorful holiday dishes. It’s not a once-a-year special tradition (I’m looking at you, stuffing and cranberry ‘salad’) but it’s the magic that ties everything else on the plate together. There is nothing wrong with good […]

Ree’s Crockpot Burgundy Mushrooms

Ree’s Crockpot Burgundy Mushrooms

If you think you don’t like mushrooms, yes you do. You just haven’t had them slow-simmered all day in wine, butter, and garlic yet. All you have to do is dump everything in the crockpot around breakfast time, give it a stir every few hours […]

Dijon Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Dijon Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables and it baffles me how many people dislike them. Sprouts are a little crunchy and super-healthy and so sweet roasted – they’re the candy of vegetables. Toss them with bacon, wine, and mustard and I’m swooning. Not […]

Traditional Oyster Stuffing

Traditional Oyster Stuffing

If you’re still looking for the best side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, I promise you this is it: Traditional Oyster Stuffing, the way my mom made it. There are very few recipes that I don’t feel the urge to tweak just a little here or […]