Appetizers


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!!! 

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Tots

Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Tots 2

If you just want to skip to the crispy, bite-sized goodness that are Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Tots, I feel you. Just click here. These last couple of almost-winter weeks have been a dream, filled with kitty purring, Zeus walking, and GARTH BROOKS LIVE watching!!!! The house has been inundated with […]


Sriracha Salted Pretzel Knots

My upbringing was not rooted in football. We were a baseball family. The first song I learned to sing by myself was Take Me Out to the Ball Game. My dad used to answer the phone, “Cowles baseball and concentration camp.” And I knew by age six the best vendor […]

Sriracha Salted Pretzel Knots

sweet potatoes and caramelized onions

Sweet Potato Toasts 2

When we were college juniors, Lara came to visit. I had just moved into my first apartment. The place was a total gem. There were stains on the carpet. Mint grew on the patio like a bad weed. And, the kitchen had the occasional ant problem. It’s laughable now, but […]


Garlic Confit

If y’all knew what you’d been waiting for, you wouldn’t have been so patient. You’d of pounded down the door and demanded the recipe. This is that good. I can’t take credit for it. I can’t take credit for most of the recipes on this blog. I’m not a chef. […]


Garlic Confit at Home Wine Kitchen

Garlic Confit 2

If y’all knew what you’d been waiting for, you wouldn’t have been so patient. You’d of pounded down the door and demanded the recipe. This is that good. I can’t take credit for it. I can’t take credit for most of the recipes on this blog. I’m not a chef. […]