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  1. Honey-Walnut Shrimp

    Honey Walnut Shrimp

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with the California Walnut Board.  All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! When my family first moved to America, everything felt “international.” We had never gone to an Italian restaurant and a salad bar was a Continue…

    This recipe is a nod to family eating — the sort that reminds me of who we were, and who we are today.
  2. Berry Basil Beertail

    Berry Basil Beertail

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with our friends at Pints and Plates. All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! There are two things I have been looking forward to in Seattle since last summer: backyard barbecues and berries. You see, Continue…

  3. Ricotta Toast with Blueberry-Basil Quick Jam

    Ricotta Toast with Blueberry-Basil Quick Jam

    Back when we took our first family trip to Los Angeles as a family of three (!!!), we did something I feel is probably out of the question for a few more years. We went out to brunch. To a really popular joint, no less, called Sqirl — you may have heard of it? It Continue…

  4. Home Bar: Piña Colada

    Home Bar: Piña Colada

    I know, I know. Another rum drink. While I’ve already shared my love of the Angostura Colada, I just couldn’t help myself in this recent California heatwave. It’s not often that it’s beach weather in San Francisco, and I could only think of one drink that made sense to enjoy in the sand. The Piña Continue…

  5. Chocolate-Walnut Dipped Strawberry Popsicles

    Chocolate-Walnut Dipped Strawberry Popsicles

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with the California Walnut Board.  All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! While you’re reading this, we’re embarking on our second family vacation as a family of five. Truth be told, we were supposed to Continue…

  6. Breakfast Tacos with Soft Scrambled Eggs & Chorizo (Sponsored)

    Breakfast Tacos Recipe

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with LA VICTORIA®. All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! Having spent a large chunk of my life living up and down the California coast, I can honestly say that there is no more perfect food than Continue…

  7. Incredible Vegan German Chocolate Cake

    For Matt’s 30th birthday, I baked him a German Chocolate Cake — his favorite, and my very first layered cake. I only had one cake pan at the time, so I had to bake one layer first, then clean my pan and bake the next. I bought shredded coconut (my first time ever, too, because Continue…

  8. Iced Rhubarb-Hibiscus Tea

    There’s a great fallacy in life that adults have things figured out. I realized this when I became an adult, not too long ago (I’d like to believe). Maybe because I’m of the millennial generation, but I still call my dad when I have car problems, and my mom when I have a weird rash Continue…

  9. Home Bar: Beachcomber’s 151 Swizzle

    Over the past few months, I seem to have shifted my booze consumption back to the basics: drinking mostly neat pours (unmixed liquor served without being chilled) or with a touch of water. Don’t get me wrong, I still love cocktails, but I’m finding satisfaction in the subtlety of each spirit lately. And what better Continue…

  10. Sarah Kieffer’s Dutch Baby

    The other day, I posted on Facebook, “Anyone else feel like they’re just barely holding their shit together?” It may have been my most commented on post, ever. It seems like nobody, none of us, feels like they’ve got it figured out. Which is kind of obvious, if you really think about it. But boy Continue…

  11. Mystic Walnut Energy Bites

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with the California Walnut Board.  All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! Before we moved to Seattle, I worked at a startup in San Francisco that had an on site culinary crew. In addition to Continue…

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