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Cookie Decorating with Kiddo

Cookie Decorating with Kiddo

These crayon cookies were my bake for the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge (Week 38 Decoration Challenge: Royal Icing or Fancy Glaze). It was the first time we made royal icing for cooking decorating with kiddo.

Mango Pico de Gallo Recipe

Mango Pico de Gallo Recipe

Pico de gallo (salsa fresca, or salsa mexicana according to Diana Kennedy’s The Art of Mexican Cooking) is a classic tomato and onion relish served throughout Mexico. Here I’ve included ripe mango to add color and sweetness to this mango pico de gallo recipe.

Dehydrating Cherry Tomatoes

Dehydrating Cherry Tomatoes

Seattle had our first fall rain and windstorm this weekend, so we harvested everything from a volunteer tomato plant growing by the side of the driveway. We might be eating cherry tomatoes at every meal for a while, but dehydrating cherry tomatoes is one way we’ll preserve the last bit of summer.

two bowls filled with cherry tomatoes
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Salted Caramel Chip Chocolate Cookies

Salted Caramel Chip Chocolate Cookies

These salted caramel chip chocolate cookies were baked for the reddit 52 week baking challenge (Week 37: Sweet and salty). They combine soft and fudgy sweetness with salty caramel chips and a sprinkling of flaky seat salt on top. If you like brownie-like chocolate cookies 

A Pink Pasta Sauce Recipe with Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes

A Pink Pasta Sauce Recipe with Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes

This pink pasta sauce recipe is, at its heart, a tomato cream sauce. It’s also similar to the Knorr Parma Rosa sauce mix, for those of you looking for a full-flavor, homemade knock-off.

Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie Bars

Call them chocolate chip marshmallow cookie bars. Call them s’mores bars. Either way, I promise that the combination of graham crackers, melted chocolate, and gooey marshmallows in these bars will bring back your fond campfire memories. All without the smoke.

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Oatmeal Blackberry Muffins

Oatmeal Blackberry Muffins

These oatmeal blackberry muffins are soft and moist, with big chunks of fresh blackberries and a cupful of cooked oatmeal that make them seem almost, well, healthy. Enjoy them for breakfast or a snack with only the tiniest bit of guilt.

Fried Patty Pan Squash Patties

Fried Patty Pan Squash Patties

Squash patties. Those of you with a vegetable garden know that late summer brings a bounty of summer crops. Perfect tomatoes. Maybe some beans. A pepper or two. And squash. So. Much. Squash. Every year I make a list of recipes to use up all 

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists

Puff pastry cinnamon twists are a quick and buttery sweet treat to make when you already have puff pastry in your freezer.

No puff pastry in your freezer? No worries. I’ve got you covered.

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A Sweet Corn Soup Recipe with Bacon and Potatoes

A Sweet Corn Soup Recipe with Bacon and Potatoes

This sweet corn soup recipe is an ode to the end of summer. A time to revel in the bounty of the harvest and enjoy the last few warm days and nights. This corn soup is for those nights.