All Side Dish Recipes

Avocado-Garlic Toasts

Avocado Garlic Toasts

Just last week some beloved neighbors moved away. We had watched the Prestons’ kids grow up from grade school athletes […]

Guacamole

Great Guacamole in Five Minutes

I’ve never understood why people buy pre-made guacamole. The store-bought stuff ranges from barely ok to green glue. The real […]

Farm Stand

Swiss Chard with Garlic

Last week I made some Swiss Chard with Garlic using fresh Rainbow chard from the farmers market. The kids hadn’t […]

Homemade Pita Chips

Homemade Pita Chips

Last night at dinner, Celia told us she was ready to be done with school for the year. She had […]

Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

We live too far from the beach for a day trip, so on Memorial Day around here, the neighborhood pools […]

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Cold Peanut Soba Noodle Salad

Often asked about my cooking philosophy, I always tell people that flexibility is at the core. Having a full-proof recipe […]

Painless Potatoes Au Gratin w text

Painless Potatoes au Gratin

Besides your children being healthy and happy (and letting you sleep in, for once!), what would make your dreams come […]