Baked Falafel

Baked Falafel

We are big falafel fans! It is fun street food that feels like a very light, but still substantial meal. It also is so versatile that we never really get sick of it: Good on salads, sandwiches, pitas, rice bowls, etc. Falafel is a go-to at our favorite local restaurant (also where they have the […]

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Replacing Cabinet Hardware (plus some non-expensive hardware options)

New hardware I think is MVP for making the biggest difference in a kitchen or piece of furniture in the least amount of time.  Changing out hardware is a go-to for me in rental kitchens/bathrooms, and also in furniture that needs an update! It has a huge impact on overall look.  Plus, I feel like […]

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How to Cut Onions

how to cut onions

Onions are a must in pretty much everything that is cooked in our kitchen, so cutting them efficiently is a high priority. For a long time, I had been doing it wrong. To paint you a small picture of what this meant, imagine a horribly mismatched WWE-style showdown between me with a knife and a […]

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Herb-Marinated Goat Cheese Jar

Herb-Marinated Goat Cheese Jar | Goat cheese is marinated in herb-infused olive oil here for an easy, make-ahead appetizer. Spread on baguette, crostini, or crackers.

I am a big fan of appetizers, especially if they are low-key to make and give you a slightly high-brow result. And bonus points are given for being easy to transport and not taking up precious fridge space! This is a jar of herb-marinated goat cheese and it is good. It’s like the super flavorful […]

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THE BEST Chipotle Chicken Marinade

THE BEST chipotle chicken marinade! Everyone will ask you for this recipe! It is perfect for jazzing up your summer grilled chicken. Chipotle peppers in adobo give this easy marinade a hot and smoky kick.

Our favorite marinade for grilled chicken! This is a very easy recipe that also feels really special and unique. It’s a go-to for summer get-togethers because it’s easy to make a huge batch and people LOVE IT. Every time I’ve made this for people, they have asked for the recipe. Which I think is the […]

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Furniture Shopping on Craigslist and How to Strike Gold

When faced with the task of furnishing a new home quickly and inexpensively, Craigslist is time and again the place I’ve turned to to get the job done. Furnishing a home is expensive! And having furniture that is the right size/scale/style for your home is IMPORTANT. It serves big practical and aesthetic functions. I love […]

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Roasted Grape Tomatoes in Garlic Olive Oil

Coming at you with a PSA that grape tomatoes are very good roasted! Roasting tomatoes somehow makes them even more tomato-y. Their fresh tomato flavor gets more concentrated, their skin bursts, and they get all nice and charred, which makes them very easy to eat in a variety of ways. To make them even easier […]

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Classic Chocolate Cake with Homemade Chocolate Buttercream

My whole life I have been living a lie. Thinking I was not a cake person, when really, I maybe just wasn’t eating the right cake. And THIS. This is the cake that is making me a cake person. The texture never fails to achieve that perfect midpoint between dense and fluffy; not even the […]

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Basil Cream Sauce

For as much as I love every individual ingredient in pesto, combine them all together and it is just a BIG swing and a miss for me. I’m pretty sure it’s a texture thing. I want it to be creamy! but it is always sort of gritty and I don’t want grit on my pasta. […]

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Making My Summer Dreams Come True: Outdoor Party String Lights Edition

I had high hopes for our backyard going into the summertime. I was feeling like we had missed out on an entire season of backyard fun last year, since we were busy with a newborn and then with moving. So I was determined to make up for it this year. I largely abandoned working on […]

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