Category: Summer

Berry Crinkle Cookies

Crinkle cookies have always been super illusive to me. How do they crinkle? Why do they crinkle? Are they good? I have to say, they’ve always looked good to me. But how would they taste, I would question? The answer is…kinda good! I mean the chocolate ones are delicious. Like chocolate cakey cookies. What could…


This is How You Step up Your Guacamole Game

I’m all for a straight-ahead, no-fuss, guacamole. Nine times out of ten, that’s how I approach it. Let the avocado shine. Don’t distract with tomatoes, or pomegranate seeds, or too much lemon, or too much lime. I wrote some thoughts about guacamole basics here. That tenth occasion? I’ll work in a wildcard, or take a…


Ten Refrigerators that Inspire Healthy Eating

I believe in the power of a tidy, happy refrigerator to promote healthy eating – even if I don’t always succeed. And those of you who follow me on Instagram know I like to take a few minutes to freshen up my refrigerator each weekend. I’m working on a more detailed post about my favorite…


Weeknight Ponzu Pasta – 101 Cookbooks

This one is for semi-lazy nights when you still want to get something vibrant and seasonal on the table. All things green in a quick, weeknight pasta option. It’s feel-good food that won’t weigh you down. The ponzu dressing comes together in a flash, boosted with a good dose of garlic and a thread of…


Blood Orange Gin Sparkler | 101 Cookbooks

For a good part of the year I have rosemary floating about the kitchen. It’s typically crowded in a wide-mouth jar, standing stick-straight, quietly waiting to be called upon. Sometimes it sits on the windowsill here, other times it migrates to the island, or, on rare occasions, the dinner table. I tend to buy a…


Pickled Turmeric Eggs | 101 Cookbooks

A number of you spotted these pickled turmeric eggs in my refrigerator when I posted this shot to Instagram recently. They’re great! They’re also incredibly easy and quick to make, and convenient to have on hand. Pickled eggs, like these, will keep in your refrigerator for a week or two, and I love to use…


Golden Beet Hummus | 101 Cookbooks

This week I felt like I needed to step up my snack game. You know, do a better job of having easy, good-for-me things to grab between meals. Hummus is an obvious go-to, but I thought I’d take a swipe at making a version that is on the lighter side. Hummus often has a lot…


The Perfect Healthy Granola (Low Oil & Naturally Sweetened)

There are a few different granola camps. This one falls squarely in the great, everyday, healthy granola category. Instead of the cookies masquerading as granola camp. It is my new favorite thing, and I’ve had it on my counter for weeks now. Give it a go! Midnight black and deeply chocolate-flavored with dark black cocoa…


Brown Butter Scallops with Sautéed Kale, Shishitos Over a Bed of Polenta – A Cozy Kitchen

Autumn is days away. DAYS! Which is so incredibly exciting but I’m still trying my hardest to hold onto the last bits of summer and maybe even merge them with this new upcoming season. See: this dish! This meal is inspired by a dish I ate a few weeks ago when I went to Madison,…


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