Grilled steak and blue cheese bruschetta

I’m contemplating the upcoming end of summer, and I’m going to miss nights like we enjoyed a few weeks ago. A random group text inviting us to a friend’s pool had us in the car in five minutes flat. We spent all day at the pool, then realized that we were starving and started discussing […]

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Cheese Boards

My key to hosting parties: having a spread of appetizers that guests can enjoy. In my house, this usually takes the form of a cheese board. The appetizer on arrival is the greatest distraction technique any host can deploy. Guests now have an area that you’ve subtly invited them to gather in and have a […]

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Grill Inspiration

This post is dedicated to today – Friday. A day for wrapping up the work week and contemplating all of the chores I have neglected things you’re going to grill over the weekend. This post doesn’t feature a single recipe. That’s the best part about grilling. No need for precision. Grilling is so forgiving. Marinades don’t […]

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White Bean Tahini Spread

They say that necessity is the mother of invention (“they”, of course, meaning Plato). I’m no innovator, but I do find it necessary to replicate delicious restaurant meals at home on a regular basis. Cue my first visit to a new restaurant in town, Arsaga’s Church & Center. The concept in this cozy spot is toasts and […]

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Tomato Basil Bisque

After a few weeks of enduring a nagging sore throat, I have had plenty of time and inclination to hone my soup-craft. This recipe, to paraphrase Isaac Newton in a context that he would find thoroughly appropriate, is only possible by standing on the shoulders of giants.  In this case, the “giant” is The Pioneer Woman. Her original […]

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