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 

Dehydrated Strawberries (and What To Do with Dehydrated Strawberry Chips)

Dehydrated Strawberries (and What To Do with Dehydrated Strawberry Chips)

I wasn’t planning on making dehydrated strawberry chips today. But there were a bunch of strawberries from last week’s grocery run that hadn’t been eaten. Because it’s hard to get excited about non-local strawberries when there are pounds of Rainier cherries to consume. So, what 

How to make unsweetened strawberry applesauce

How to make unsweetened strawberry applesauce

Question: what are the first things one does when given two boxes of apples? Answer: 1) create a list of delicious things to cook and bake and 2) make applesauce. This unsweetened strawberry applesauce is naturally colored and sweetened by the strawberries, which are perfect 

A Bacon and Cheese Puff Recipe

A Bacon and Cheese Puff Recipe

When people ask what appetizer they should make, my first question is always, “Is it to go with cocktails, for an informal dinner, or for a party?” Depending on the answer, my response might include cheese and crackers, olive poppers, or this bacon cheddar popcorn. 

How to Make Dried Apple Rings in the Oven

How to Make Dried Apple Rings in the Oven

These dried apple rings are proof that not everything that is good in life is illegal, immoral, or fattening. Seriously. There are times when all I want is fruit, and these oven-dried apples are as sweet as candy.

Bacon Cheddar Popcorn Recipe

Bacon Cheddar Popcorn Recipe

Bacon cheddar popcorn is better than nachos. Prove me wrong. This bacon cheddar popcorn recipe was created for the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge, Week 16: Crispy Crunchy. I had been thinking about making bacon cheddar shortbread. But then Molly Yeh and her popcorn 

It’s late season: what apples are sweet?

It’s late season: what apples are sweet?

I recently posted a grilled cheese sandwich with Taleggio and apple slices that I made on my sweet potato bacon sourdough bread, and someone asked me why I put apple in my grilled cheese sandwich. For the crunch of course, I replied. I got to 

How to make kale waffles and kale waffle chips

How to make kale waffles and kale waffle chips

What does one do when a friend brings over a pound of kale that has overwintered in her garden? Kale waffles! These kale waffles are my second blog offering for a Week of Waffles, both sweet and savory. First up were the loaded ham and 

Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas

Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas

I’ve just discovered the joy that is pumpkin spice chickpeas. I don’t know if the world really needs another post about how to make crispy spiced chickpeas. But I know that I went 40+ years without making them, and I don’t live under a rock.