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Chocolate + Mint Sandwich Cookies

As I type this, I’m on a flight from San Francisco to Denver. The sun is just coming up and the passengers around me are mostly fast asleep and grumbling. Or, looking at me like I’m from another planet. I’m beaming and buzzing from…

October 25, 2016

Savory Oat + Walnut Granola Bars

Last week I shared this lovely scone recipe with you all. I worked for quite some time on it, and loved the process of tinkering and revisiting its creation entailed. Sometimes that’s how it goes in the kitchen and I love it when it…

October 14, 2016

Favorite Peanut Sauce for Fresh Thai Rice Salad

We’ve had a REALLY hot summer in Colorado, which means that cooking has been all about throwing something together in a way that skirts around the oven or the stove. This has made any and all efforts to clean out the cabinets a bit…

August 17, 2016

Best Peach Shortcakes w/Whipped Mascarpone-Yogurt

I was finally sitting still earlier this week, alternating between laying on the couch in the apartment and staring at the ceiling, drinking rosé and flipping through stacks of old Bon Appétit magazines I’ve been moving around for years. And, while staring at the…

August 9, 2016

Simple Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

  “The problem is not the problem. Its your attitude about the problem.” – Captain Jack Sparrow I remember many a time, not that long ago, standing at the top of a tricky, loose, rocky descent squeezing the brakes of my mountain bike and…

July 21, 2016

Spiced Crumble-Top Blueberry-Nectarine Pie

I was recently perusing the blogosphere when I came across a new blog from a “budding” triathlete. Sipping my morning coffee, skimmed through her dialog, my eye catching on all of the buzzwords and phrases that light little matches of discouragement within me when it…

July 5, 2016

Miso + Maple Chia-Oatmeal Bowls

I spent a good bit of time bouncing around Colorado last week w/this crew, riding bicycles, cooking food/eating food and it wasn’t until I was riding in the car back from Aspen, with the ridiculously beautiful blue sky stretched as far as I could…

June 20, 2016

Raspberry Macaroon Tart

I’m a rather organized, reasonable and strategic person… with a few specific exceptions: #1: Chocolate chip situations: I don’t measure them. I can’t explain it. Pastry chefs are the “brain surgeons” of the kitchen, required to abide by weights + measures so I know better,…

May 16, 2016