Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

We served these cookies at our Edible Flowers event and they were a hit! We love that although the lavender flavor is subtle, it really makes these cookies stand out
Amba – Spiced Pickled Mango Sauce

Amba – Spiced Pickled Mango Sauce

Amba, or pickled mango sauce, originated in India but has found a home in Middle Eastern cuisine. The spices add a savory bite to the typical sweet mango chutney flavor. It's great as a dipping sauce with anything Middle Eastern, especially falafel!
Spiced Falafel

Spiced Falafel

Falafel, the deep fried balls of chickpeas or fava beans infused with Middle Eastern spices and herbs, are very easy to prepare at home. If you aren't familiar with them, imagine a Middle Eastern version of a hush puppy. 
Steel Cut Oats With Toppings // 9 Variations

Steel Cut Oats With Toppings // 9 Variations

9 delicious variations on the perfect steel cut oat base. Porridge is a great breakfast - very nourishing and cozy and so full of potential variation. Our favorite? The Tropics -- coconut, pineapple, passion fruit, and cashews. Find your favorite!
Roasted Buttercup Squash Cups with Apple Slaw

Roasted Buttercup Squash Cups with Apple Slaw

Fall flavors abound in this tasty variation of classic roasted squash recipes.  Erin French, in her lovely book The Lost Kitchen - A Good Life Found in Freedom Maine, tells an inspiring story of courage and resolve...all for the love of food.
Roasted Beet, Lentil, and Goat Cheese Salad with Walnuts

Roasted Beet, Lentil, and Goat Cheese Salad with Walnuts

Fresh, healthy, and delicious.  Those words perfectly describe this wonderful salad from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi's book, Around the World in 120 Salads.  
Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip

Sometimes making it yourself is absolutely worth it, and we think this is one of those dishes. Using real caramelized onions in this retro party dip makes all the difference! A recipe from our favorite brew lover's cookbook, Beer Bitesit's an easy crowd pleaser you can make ahead of time.

Creamy Corn and Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Creamy Corn and Shiitake Mushroom Soup

This simple soup pairs sweet corn with earthy shiitake mushrooms, achieving a delicious balance of flavors. One of our favorite dishes from Andrea Nyugen's Into The Vietnamese Kitchen, we love making this when we're craving a creamy soup but don't want the cream! Also, the rich shiitake mushrooms make this dish feel more substantial than a standard vegetable soup.
Creamed "Chipped" Mushrooms On Toast

Creamed "Chipped" Mushrooms On Toast

Our Grandpa's favorite breakfast food was always creamed chipped beef. He, and our dad, were in the Navy and let it slip that the nickname...
Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad

Wonderfully simple yet delicious, this avocado salad is perfect for summer dinners or weekend brunches.
Spicy Whipped Feta with Roasted Red Peppers

Spicy Whipped Feta with Roasted Red Peppers

This crowd-pleasing dip is both delicious and convenient for holiday entertaining. Just combine the ingredients in a food processor, wait a couple hours, and you're ready to serve.
Laughing Doughnut Holes

Laughing Doughnut Holes

A celebratory sweet and crunchy bite, these Laughing Doughnut Holes, or kaikouxiao ("open mouth laughs") are traditionally made as a treat for the young on China's largest and century-old holiday, the Lunar New Year.