Tag Archives: Recipe

Hap-Peep Easter

I confess I borrowed this recipe for Marshmallow “Peeps”® from Martha Stewart, and I have to agree with her that fresh, homemade marshmallows taste much better than the ones that come from a grocery store shelf, no matter what color (or how cute) they are. Continue reading

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A Nutty Side Dish

Emmer farro is an ancient heirloom grain. It looks similar to bulgur wheat or a wheat berry, and it has a nice nutty texture. I like to buy the Bluebird Grain Farms brand, which is grown in Washington state’s Methow Valley.

It makes a good side dish on its own, served as you would rice or wheat berries, but I like to dress it up more like a pilaf or salad.

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Treat Your Mother on Sunday

I’m catering two events this weekend, one Friday and the other Sunday, so I won’t be able to spend Mother’s Day with my mom—but hopefully you will be able to celebrate with yours.

As I mentioned in December, in my “New Year’s Brunch Strata” post (which included a recipe for Butternut Squash and Spinach Breakfast Bake), making a strata for a gathering with friends or families is a good way to let chefs enjoy their guests instead of being stuck in the kitchen. Continue reading

Hudson turns 10!

Having worked in the food service industry for 20 years—16 of those as a dog owner—you would think I might have baked dog-specific treats before now. Well, until yesterday, I hadn’t, but given that it was my boy Hudson’s 10th birthday, it seemed liked a good time to start.

I knew I wanted to make cupcakes, so I went online and did a quick search. Recipes were easy to find, and when I saw one on allrecipes.com for peanut butter-carrot cupcakes, my decision was made. Continue reading

Grillin’ Time

The weather was beautiful earlier this week, and though you can’t count on sunshine every day, the temperature is definitely rising—which means it’s turning into grilling season. Continue reading

Hap-Peep Easter

I confess I borrowed this recipe for Marshmallow “Peeps”® from Martha Stewart, and I have to agree with her that fresh, homemade marshmallows taste much better than the ones that come from a grocery store shelf, no matter what color (or how cute) they are. Continue reading

Sweet-Potato Salmon Cakes

You know spring is in the air when fresh-not-previously-frozen salmon starts showing up in the fish market. Just the other week, troll-caught king was available here in Seattle, so I knew it was time to have salmon for dinner. Continue reading