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Oktoberfeast: Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)

Oktoberfeast: Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)

Rotkohl may not be much to look at, but it’s one of my favorite cozy vegetable dishes! Red cabbage is slow-simmered with apple slices and sweet onion until everything marries together and turns bright purple. It’s a sweet & tart dish with lots of red […]

Oktoberfeast: Käsespätzle (Cheese Noodles)

Oktoberfeast: Käsespätzle (Cheese Noodles)

It took me exactly one day in Germany to discover a major love of spätzle! Spätzle are soft, pillowy egg noodles that are almost like dumplings, and if you haven’t tried them yet you need to fix that void in your food-life right away. My […]

Campfire Cheesy Garlic Potatoes

Campfire Cheesy Garlic Potatoes

I’m still waiting for that super-crisp fall weather! Mornings are teasing me with a little chill, but our Colorado sun is still beating down hard during the day. This is perfect get-out-in-nature camping weather, and there’s nothing more soul-warming for me than completely disconnecting for a […]

Summer’s End Tomato Salad

Summer’s End Tomato Salad

If you’re grilling out this weekend for Labor Day, you’ve got to add this tomato pomegranate salad to your cookout menu! It’s gloriously colorful and absolutely bursting with freshness, perfect alongside grilled meats. Fresh summertime tomatoes are coming to a close just as pomegranates are […]

Curried Thai Egg Salad

Curried Thai Egg Salad

We’re at the lake this week for Kirk’s family reunion and the food situation has been goooood. Three kinds of sliders, baked potato bar, the very best browned butter chocolate chip cookies – this family eats in style and I absolutely love it. It’s hard, hungry […]

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Potato Salad

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Potato Salad

This creamy potato salad was a huge hit at our Fourth party! Sometimes it’s these last-minute thrown-together dishes that come out the best. In all the party chaos I fell back into my bad pre-blog habits of not measuring or keeping track of what I […]

Wild Rice Edamame Salad with Avocado Basil Dressing

Wild Rice Edamame Salad with Avocado Basil Dressing

This summer heat has me daydreaming about really good salads, which I can pretty confidently say is a first. Happily this wild rice and edamame salad checks off all of our summer dream ingredients: tomatoes, mozzarella, edamame, and lick-the-spoon-delicious avocado-lemon-basil dressing! Sometimes a recipe idea just comes […]

Sous Vide Curried Eggplant

Sous Vide Curried Eggplant

Any eggplant lovers out there? I’m a big fan of eggplant in Asian and Italian dishes, but rarely make the effort to cook it at home. Eggplant can be spongy and bitter if it’s not cooked correctly, but the sous vide makes perfect eggplant effortless! Using both […]

Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash

Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash

We’ve been loading spaghetti squash up with everything for easy low-carb dinners lately, so I had to share one of my favorites! Diced jalapeños for flavor and heat, crispy salty bacon bits, and (most importantly) three types of cheese make this creamy and so satisfying. I […]

Muffuletta Pasta Salad

Muffuletta Pasta Salad

Pasta salad with no mayo, no mustard, and less pasta than meats & cheeses – this is not your usual picnic salad! Taking all the fillings of a good N’awlins muffuletta sandwich and tossing them with pasta is a guaranteed favorite that’s always on request […]