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  • honey-mustard-zucchini-recipe

    Zucchini Season / Easy Summer Side

    We took a pre-dinner China Village walk around the corner the other day to visit the neighbors’ goats and chickens. We left with a dozen eggs (the week’s delivery a day early) and a…

    August 9, 2016
  • texas-farm-share-rawganics

    A Box of Texas Veggies from Rawganics

    Yesterday, I sat down for a cup of coffee and a chat with Carla, the editor of Local Houston magazine, who gave me about a million amazing tips and tricks for Houston, including the…

    September 16, 2015
  • summer-nectarines-dessert

    Nectarines with Fresh Cream and Mint

    It was only as I asked Michael to pick up whipping cream from the grocery store tonight that I realized the power that one ingredient has in bringing a festive feeling to an evening…

    June 18, 2015
  • My Kitchen Essentials

    I spent more than a month away from my kitchen over the holidays. My kitchen here in Dublin is tiny and I really didn’t think I would miss it that much. In fact, when…

    January 22, 2013
  • Pinning for Dinner

    Now that I have control over my schedule again, I’m excited to use the few hours I won’t spend commuting every day to make some delicious dinners. Cooking anything new definitely went out the…

    November 6, 2012
  • Comfort Food: Shepherds Pie

    Over the weekend, when we got back from our road trip, I made a batch of shepherd’s pie to bring to a friend and her family. I saved a little extra for us to…

    May 8, 2012
  • Holiday Appetizer: Gourmet-Vous

    This is a great appetizer my mother always makes for holidays. She created it for the first time when I quite young, maybe three. And I was smack in the middle of the phase…

    December 1, 2011
  • First Meals on Back on American Soil

    {welcome home from a sweet Design*Sponge sneak peek} A few nights ago, my brother arrived home from Australia after spending the semester abroad there. His request for dinner the first night he was home?…

    November 22, 2011
  • Ingredients: Make, Don't Buy

    Good morning and happy Thursday! There is gorgeous sunshine out there in Dublin once again and it”s warm! If only we”d had this at all during the summer, but that would be asking an…

    September 29, 2011
  • Friday Finds: Garden Party Recipe Inspiration

    Happy Friday, friends! We’re headed off to a wedding this afternoon, and then we’re going to spend the weekend relaxing and recuperating. What a long week! We’ll probably also do a little more planning…

    August 19, 2011