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Tart Cherry Crisp

Tart Cherry Crisp

One of the best things about Midwestern summers is tart cherries. And one of the best things you can do with tart cherries is make a crisp. This is because 1) it’s super simple/almost impossible to mess up and 2) it’s perfectly balanced/not overly sweet....
Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Recently my friends and I were discussing what fruit suits our personalities, i.e. answering the question, ‘if you were a fruit, what would you be and why?” An answer didn’t immediately come to me, quite possibly because I love SO many fruits and...
Coconut Veggie Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice

Coconut Veggie Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice

I just returned from a conference in Phoenix, and as with most meals spent outside of one’s own kitchen, I could use a few tricks to get back on track. And with Thanksgiving just days away, that’s all the motivation I need to do just that. There’s...
Easy Summer Vegetable Gratin

Easy Summer Vegetable Gratin

Not that it’s hard to find a reason to love summer, but one element in particular that I love is the simplicity of summer cooking. And while I try not to use the oven too much, it’s hard to argue with a dinner that practically makes itself. This is a light...
Salad of the Week: Summer Ingredient Salad

Salad of the Week: Summer Ingredient Salad

There’s a few ingredients that make for undeniable summer staples; garden-fresh tomatoes in a classic caprese salad, and anything involving sweet corn, such as this recipe from Mark Bittman. Since I had fresh Persian cucumbers on hand I added those, plus a...