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The BEST Banana Bread? Right this way.


36 Favorite Summer Salads

A bowl of 3-ingredient lentil salad.

Mind-Blowing, Three-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Lentil Salad

“Dry”-Grilled Vegetable Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa & Cilantro-Lime Crema

A just baked rhubarb galette.

Rhubarb-Frangipane Galette + Foolproof Food Processor Pastry Dough

A bowl of Moroccan Carrot Salad.

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Harissa and Avocado

two lemon madeleines on a plate

Classic Lemon Madeleines Cookie Recipe

Brioche buns on a baking sheet.

The Best, Easiest No-Knead Brioche Buns

A bowl of kale salad with shallot vinaigrette.

Favorite Kale Salad + Large Batch Shallot Vinaigrette

A cheese board filled with homemade three-seed crackers, cheese, candied pepitas, fruit, and quince paste.

Three-Seed Crackers (Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps & Raincoast Crisps Copycat Recipe) + How to Assemble A Cheese Board (Video)

A pan of roast chicken and shallots.

One-Pan Roast Chicken and Shallots

A friend emailed me recently asking if I had any ideas for locally made, last-minute food gifts, so I put together a little list. //

Favorite Local Spots For Last-Minute Gifts (Schenectady, Niskayuna, Clifton Park, Saratoga)

A montage of homemade gifts.

25 Homemade Gifts to Make Today

Here are a few food-related gift ideas, including kitchen gadgets, bakeware, linens, cookbooks, and more! //

10 Gifts for the Food Lover

Here are ideas for seven gifts for her, including earrings, shoes, books, and more! //

Seven Gifts for Her

An overhead shot of a slice of no corn syrup bourbon pecan pie on a plate.

No Corn Syrup Bourbon Pecan Pie with Foolproof Pie Dough

Cookbooks bring me so much joy: I love nothing more, this time of year especially, than sitting by the fire with a stack of cookbooks by my side, each one beaming me off to some far away land or space: the streets of Jerusalem, San Francisco's Mission District, a nonna's kitchen, a cookie aficionado's brain. //

Talking Cookbooks with A Way to Garden’s Margaret Roach

An overhead shot of a 9x13-inch pan filled with just-baked stuffing.

Thanksgiving 2017

An overhead shot of a jar filled with no-cook cranberry sauce.

Easy No-Cook Cranberry Sauce

A jar of candied pumpkin seeds.

Sweet and Salty, Addictive Candied Pepitas

A plate of pan-seared Duck breasts with port wine sauce and roasted grapes.

Perfect Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Port Wine Sauce

Salami and provolone phyllo rolls on a platter.

Salami and Provolone Phyllo Rolls

This kale and quinoa salad has a lemony-mustard dressing, dried cranberries that plump with the cooked quinoa, crisp celery, toasted almonds, and goat cheese. It comes together in a snap and has been a welcomed addition to the summer salad rotation. It also keeps well in the fridge for days, making it perfect for lunch-on-the-go or a picnic at the beach. I find it irresistible, and while it's a great side salad, it's nearly a meal in itself. //

Kale and Quinoa Salad from Love Real Food

A trio of paloma slushies.

Strawberry Paloma Slushies with Tequila & Lime

Aren't these toast bookplates and cards cute? Purchase a copy of Bread Toast Crumbs and get your own toast bookplates for free! //

New Toast Bookplates + Toaster Notecards