Pineapple-Strawberry Popsicles

With just the tiniest bit of honey and loaded with fruit, these homemade popsicles are a guilt-free treat perfect for a hot summer day. Skip to the recipe. We may have enough tennis balls in our yard to outfit the entire US Open – if of course the Williams sisters […]

Pineapple-Strawberry Popsicles

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Happy Friday! It feels weird to actually be blogging again, but my family just had our annual trip to the Sisters Rodeo and Garrett’s been working like crazy and MY VERY FIRST ISSUE OF EXPLORE:NW just came out!!! 


Tucson, Arizona

We’re back from Tucson, slightly tanner and rounder than when we left. Both of which are signs of a good getaway spent cuddling, singing and driving with the top down. What follows is not meant to be an authoritative guide. It’s simply a rundown of what we ate and did. […]

Catalina Foothills

Egg Cups Piquant

Egg Cups Piquant

These eggs baked in a mayonnaise and cheese sauce are an ultra-luscious breakfast best served on a day when you have time for a nap. If you want to jump to the yolk-filled goodness, just click here. Hello from Tucson friends!! We’re here, tucked in the Catalina Foothills, eating all […]


Baked Buttermilk Chocolate Donuts

Buttermilk gives these ultra-chocolatey donuts a little bit of tang. Baking saves the mess (and calories) of frying, which obviously means you can have two. And while the chocolate ganache topping is optional, it’s certainly worth the extra step because it gives these cake-like babies a smooth lushesness. Jump to […]

Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

Pork tacos at Tacos Chuckis in Seattle

Tacos Chukis in Seattle

Truly affordable tacos are the ultimate in South Lake Union lunch fare. But really, all I needed to say was tacos. Because in my book, if you need a reason to check out any restaurant, there’s no better one than tacos. Tacos are like the Hellen Keller card in Cards […]