DIY serving tray (+kitchen sink breakfast cookies)

DIY serving tray (+kitchen sink breakfast cookies)

Beautiful/functional That's a mantra I've been trying to embrace more and more - I love the utility of a tool or gadget that works well, a foolproof system, an airtight plan...but ultimately, creating beauty in spaces around me makes me feel deeply, purely, happy.  At...

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DIY serving tray (+kitchen sink breakfast cookies)

Beautiful/functional That's a mantra I've been trying to embrace more and more - I love the utility of a tool or gadget that works well, a foolproof system, an airtight plan...but ultimately, creating beauty in spaces around me makes me feel deeply, purely, happy.  At...

Avocado & green grape gazpacho

This morning I shared my green gazpacho recipe on Good Morning Washington - watch the segment, above, and get the recipe, below! Avocado & green grape gazpacho - This easy blender recipe is fast and beautifully elegant with a few simple...

6 grain + seed recipes to add to your bulk-prep rotation

Good Morning, Washington! I'm delighted to be a guest on GMW again this morning - this time to talk about grains and seeds!  It was hard to nail down which dishes I'd make this time, since the potential given the topic is endless...and hard, too, to nail down what we...

Spring herb solution: Virginia Green Sauce

Market season is here! I'm back at Potomac Vegetable Farms for a second season, and last weekend we opened at the markets for the first time in 2017!  It feels great to get my hands dirty and enjoy the bustle of customers moving among vendors, arms loaded with...

Pantry Power! Chickpea pumpkin curry from scratch

We've all been there No time to run to the store, not much in the way of fresh veggies on hand, and dinner approaching by the minute.  That scenario is precisely why I recommend keeping a stocked pantry of versatile staples and a Pinterest account at the ready!  A...

Coconut-Crusted Ahi Tuna Tacos (100+ more healthy taco recipes!)

Taco Tuesday, all year long This month's RecipeRedux theme is tacos!  Use this roundup to try a different taco every week for over 2 years, each recipe created to be nutritious and easy to make.  The perfect taco is a combo of flavors, textures, and the humble...

Slow cooking for fast prep (+6 ways to use your crock pot!)

The beauty of bulk Bulk cooking (also known as batch processing or food prep) is the secret for almost all people I know who eat well and have mostly homemade food.  When I hear "I'm too busy to cook" - it's usually the truth.  Most people don't have time to shop,...

Secret ingredient french onion soup

From the palace to the pauper As the story goes, French onion soup came to be in the kitchen of King Louis XV, on a day that there was nothing but butter, onions, and champagne to be found in the pantry - an early "Chopped" episode, of sorts!  The humble onion, which...

Easy dark chocolate truffles with cocoa nibs

It's RecipeRedux time! This month the theme is 2-0-1-6.  A year that will live in infamy.  A year that saw big changes in my life (moving in with David, starting work at PVF, getting used to showing up on TV now and then), and a lot of learning.  So in a nod to...