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For the Love of Brussels Sprouts: Recipes for Holiday and Everyday

For the Love of Brussels Sprouts: Recipes for Holiday and Everyday

It’s hard not to find a bushel of brussels sprouts somewhere in our fridge during this time of year. Lucky enough to be living in a area that nurtures fruits and vegetables year round, the rest of the year we’ll score a bag every few weeks at the farmers markets. Because we’re so spoiled by mild […]

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Butternut Squash Soup with Truffle Oil

Butternut Squash Soup with Truffle Oil

 There isn’t a squash  I love more than the beautiful butternut squash. Like most winter squashes, it shares similar flavors with it’s brethren the pumpkin, yet it seems to marry even better than most with the earthy flavors of mushrooms. Butternut has that perfect silky texture after being cooked. Its flesh is a gorgeous shade […]

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Zucchini Pad Thai Noodles “Zoodles”

Zucchini Pad Thai Noodles “Zoodles”

  The sound of zucchini pasta didn’t exactly entice our appetites. We’ve heard of zoodles, or zucchini noodles but had never tasted them. Zucchini pasta recipes? Ok….how….interesting. Yes, we judged the humble zucchini. The thought of making zucchini noodles didn’t exactly have us running to the kitchen to whip up a batch. Maybe we thought […]

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Stovetop Fresh Corn and Cheese Dip

Stovetop Fresh Corn and Cheese Dip

In 1996 when we first started cooking together many of our meals were vegetarian based. Diane was a vegetarian and Todd worked in a vegetarian restaurant, so it was totally natural for our daily menu to have a variety of vegetable dishes. Besides, we were young kids starting out our new lives together and we […]

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Crunchy, Sweet, and Tangy Bread and Butter Pickles

Crunchy, Sweet, and Tangy Bread and Butter Pickles

I love bread and butter pickles. That sweet tangy crunch layered into burgers, diced in tunafish sandwiches, or just grabbed straight out of the jar and snacked on. As a kid it was the only pickled thing I really liked. Dill pickles, pickled onions, pickled beets, etc… Ick. Or at least that’s what my palate […]

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Roasted Corn Tabouli and Ode to Summer Corn

Roasted Corn Tabouli and Ode to Summer Corn

For some reason when August rolls around it feels as if it is our last chance at eating corn. And by eating corn we mean the super good, freshly-picked, wipe the chin, juicy sweet corn.  Once September arrives everyone seems to be ready to immediately switch seasonal gears and it’s all about Autumn. As July comes […]

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Heirloom Tomato Galette

Heirloom Tomato Galette

We’re trying to be good kids this is the Summer by making it a season of “to-do’s”. If any of you have one of these lists, we’ve probably got you beat by a mile. Or two. We’ve just go so much we want to do and so little time. Well, we committed ourselves to being […]

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Roasted Cherry Tomato and Sweet Onion Dip- The Hot Mess

Roasted Cherry Tomato and Sweet Onion Dip- The Hot Mess

You’re lookin’ a hot mess. And we’re not talking about emotional issues or drama. We’re throwing it all out there for you all to see, straight from the oven and ready to be devoured. This cheese dip is the epitome of a hot mess, but it’s so freaking good, you’ll be glad that we didn’t […]

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Chili Garlic Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Chili Garlic Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Even when it’s hot outside we’re craving a dinner with something roasted in the oven. This just might be one of the last dishes that we roast in the oven for the next few months. Why? Because our traditional wood-fired oven is almost complete. Whew. It’s an epic project that includes lots of planning, prepping […]

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Roasted Carrots with Mint Lemon Dressing

Roasted Carrots with Mint Lemon Dressing

Last week we had a heat wave that lasted five days of hot, dry, Santa-Ana windy weather above 95 degrees. We were dying over here, so to make it bearable we ate lots of blackberry mojito pops. That’s how to cool down and freshen spirits in style! But mojito pops wasn’t all that we nourished […]

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One Pot Stovetop Creamy Kale Mac and Cheese

Yes, adding kale can justify mac and cheese being “healthier”, can’t it? Please say yes because that’s what my conscience was telling me when I wanted to combine two of my top 25 foods all in one pot. Perhaps I’m making up lost time as a kid when all I wanted to eat was mac […]

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Crispy Baked Beet Green Chips

Crispy Baked Beet Green Chips

We had a full day of green eating a few weeks ago and it doesn’t seem to stop. When we cooked up mustard greens we also made a batch of beet green chips as a test. This test turned out to be a nice surprise and worthy of sharing, so here’s what we have to […]

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Garlicky Winter Greens and Chickpea Salad

Garlicky Winter Greens and Chickpea Salad

Before we left on our crazy seven week Bountiful book tour and jet down to Southern Australia, we took a look at our dormant and sleepy garden. And then we sighed, wondering if it’s too early to try to seed for Winter veggies. It’s usually during end of October to beginning of December that the […]

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Refreshing and Light Sesame Cucumber Carrot Salad

Refreshing and Light Sesame Cucumber Carrot Salad

It’s this time of year that everyone around us seems to be sharing lists of resolutions and aspirations of what their vision of 2014 could be. For us? We’ll just say that instead of listing-out resolutions, we started off New Years Day with a big batch of yummy fried chicken and some extra sips of […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Mustard Parsley Dressing

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Mustard Parsley Dressing

Update: Click here for more fabulous Brussels Sprouts Recipes. Now everyone, don’t bum-rush to the kitchen all at once now because I know you’re super excited about another brussels sprouts recipe. Or at least I’m hoping you’re as hungry and excited as I am. And if you’re not, you’re probably one of the brussels sprouts haters […]

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Sausage Potatoes au Gratin

Sausage Potatoes au Gratin

Every year, two big batches of Todd’s famous potatoes au gratin makes it way to our Thanksgiving table. It’s one of those dishes that the whole family is religiously (and hopelessly) in love with. All these eaters ask about the potatoes au gratin first, before anyone ever asks about the turkey. Regardless of how much […]

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Sweet Onion “Crack-Dip” Recipe and Bountiful Dinner with KitchenAid

Sweet Onion “Crack-Dip” Recipe and Bountiful Dinner with KitchenAid

Stop everything and make this sweet onion dip recipe. Though the recipe is our creation, we can’t take credit for the nickname. It belongs to a little gathering of friends always labels it as “crack dip”. So when it came time to sharing it again in our cookbook, Bountiful, we lovingly added the new name […]

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Teriyaki Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Teriyaki Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Update: Click here for more fabulous Brussels Sprouts Recipes. A quick dinner before a long trip. That’s what’s been happening over the last 4 days since we’ve returned from New York City and Seattle. We don’t feel like such losers when we minimize food waste, especially when it comes to brussels sprouts. We went through another […]

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Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower Recipe and Signing at OXO in NYC

Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower Recipe and Signing at OXO in NYC

We love NYC, there’s no doubt that. The city is a beast on its own, but around every corner, there’s a gem of a find. The energy, vibe, food and people keep us awake into the wee hours of the night.  And best of all, OXO headquarters is in NYC and what better way to […]

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Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese and More from Bountiful

Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese and More from Bountiful

The birth of our Bountiful cookbook wasn’t as painful as we had originally thought. Aside from a few weeks of never ending dirty dishes, the whole journey was creatively liberating and fun. Thanks a million to all you guys and gals and so many nice cooks, bloggers and friends out there who spread the good […]

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