Man Gettin’ Chocolate Cupcakes

Ultra-chocolatey and spiked with coffee, these handheld babies are dangerously good. If you want to just get down to the business of baking, (click here.) I spent last weekend, a good portion of the weekend before that, and pretty much every single evening in-between making dust pies and acquainting myself […]

These ultra-chocolatey cupcakes are spiked with coffee and a jig (or two) of Grand Mariner for a handheld treat that's dangerously good.

Mexican and Sausage Style Deep Dish Pizza

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

Chewy crust. Cheesy, saucy goodness. Sausage. Pesto. It’s oh, so good. If you want to jump to the eating portion of this Chicago-style deep dish pizza shindig, (just click here.) I was going to publish this last week…but then Saturday’s phone call came. And I was making plane reservations, and […]


Coconut-Cranberry Chews 2

Last Saturday morning, I was standing in the kitchen when I returned my dad’s call. Sun was pouring through the window. Dishes from Friday night’s deep dish extravaganza were stacked in the sink. And as I hung up the phone, I thought to myself, I wish I’d known him better. […]

Coconut-Cranberry Chews

The 'Fish of the Day' sandwich at Paseo.

Paseo

It’s almost un-Seattleite to admit one has never tasted the slow-roasted, sloppy pork goodness of a Paseo sandwich. But prior to the hoopla of closing doors and social media outcries, the veritable lack of parking and indoor seating made a Paseo visit difficult to fit in the schedule. 


Honey Mustard Slaw (inspired by Melanie Cates)

They say shit gets real when you get married. And it does in the whole lot of vow making, ring wearing, debating about who gets which side of the bed kind of way. There’s something unctuous about it. Something delightful about pointing across the room and saying, “He’s my husband.” 

Honey Mustard Slaw

The Meat Eaters Brussels Sprout Salad by Mikaela Cowles

The Meat Eater’s Brussels Sprout Salad

Some people grow up in pasta families or salad families. Others spent their childhood nose deep in chicken nuggets and store-bought lasagna. I grew up in a meat and potatoes household. Which is to say, the vegan, pagen, paleo, carb-cutting, red-meat banishing, bacon-admonishing diets that have swept through the health […]