A Green Spring Salad for your St. Patrick’s Day Menu

I have a confession to make: I have a secret passion for corned beef and cabbage. I’d eat it by the bucketload if you let me. But I never feel quite as happy after consuming it as I do while shoveling into my mouth, thanks to the gargantuan quantity of sodium in the beef. So I’m […]

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The Easiest—Dare I Say Foolproof?!—Tarte Tatin Recipe

It has been raining non-stop here in LA this winter. The constant drizzle reminds me of all the things I loved about grey, chilly weather when I lived back east. There’s nothing like a taking a long nap, settling in with a juicy novel, or hunkering down on the couch for a movie when it’s […]

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The Easiest 20-Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Last weekend’s styling workshop with Annette Joseph was impossibly fun! I had a blast teaching our students about styling and social media strategy, and as always happens I learned so much good stuff myself! One of my favorite takeaways is this 20-minute creamy tomato basil soup recipe, which Annette cooked us for lunch the second […]

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Winter Citrus Salad with Reduced Sugar Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

My grandma was the queen of salads. She could turn even the humblest assortment of veggies and garnishes into a preparation worthy of a royal banquet. She even had special dishware for each of her creations, from the wide, flat wooden platter onto which she’d assemble a fancy composed salad to the big yellow stoneware bowl […]

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My Favorite Grain-Free Protein Pancakes Recipe

I’m a total creature of habit in many ways, and food is one of them. I have a small rotation of favorite meals that I depend on during the week. Having a routine makes it easier to shop, easier to prepare when the days get hectic, and easier to make clean-eating choices when temptation arises. In fact […]

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A Must-Follow Healthy Cooking Instagram Feed!

During the holiday season I went on a quest to find new, interesting, clean, and easy recipes to offset all the indulgences of the season. After scouring Pinterest without much luck, I looked farther afield and stumbled on a healthy cooking Instagram feed that I’ve been returning to ever since. The account belongs to Jill Fergus and is […]

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Gift Guide: Kitchen Finds for The Stylish Foodie

We’ve all got someone on our gift list who spends more waking hours in the kitchen than in any other room of the house! Odds are, that person loves nothing more than to sit down on a Sunday with a stack of cookbooks and a hot cuppa, dreaming up which recipes they’ll try out next. […]

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Last-Minute Thanksgiving Table Decor Inspiration

Oh boy, oh boy! Thanksgiving is so close that I can practically smell the pie and stuffing in the oven! While the holiday is 90% about food and family for me, I reserve the other 10% for my excitement over setting the table. And I especially love creating festive Thanksgiving table decor on a budget! Which is exactly what I […]

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Getting Ready for Holiday Baking with Farmhouse Pottery

It’s November 1st, which means the countdown to the holidays is officially ON! Is it too soon to start listening to my Christmas station on Pandora? Too soon to get the ornaments out of storage? Maybe a little too soon, yeah. But it’s definitely not too early to start daydreaming about all the delicious cooking and baking […]

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Entertaining Essentials: Host an Oyster Shucking Party!

Fresh off my trip to North Carolina, I’ve been reminded once again that folks do things a bit differently in the south than here in go-go Los Angeles. The days move a little more slowly; the cocktails and the laughter flow a little more freely; and maybe it was just me, but the sun seems to […]

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