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Traditional Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Espresso

Chances are if you walk into our house or work with us in our studio, you’ll end up sipping on some of our favorite coffee drinks: Vietnamese Iced Coffee.  For the morning, a manual pressed espresso or cappuccino will start…

ice cream cake roll

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How to Make Rosolio (Rose Liquor): Preserving the Smell of May Roses

My centifolia bushes flower continuously, but they are still so small that they make no more than 5 or 6 roses at a time. This forces me to make vials of liquid at a time, hoping that the delicate petals…

Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Crunchy Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Crunchy Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

**This post has been sponsored by Frito-Lay. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Summer is nearly here and I’m ready for all the summer feels like grill’n, gatherings and deep-fried foods. Deep fried foods like these Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Crunchy Fried…

Homemade Yogurt (Plain and Fruit)

I find myself digging into the past recently and finding recipes. My grandmother’s rugelach, cheese blintzes from the Kiev restaurant (a childhood favorite) and fresh yogurt my mom used to make. We lived on a commune in VT, where we grew…

Grilled Romaine and Corn Salad

When warmer weather arrives, we’re obsessed with making grilled romaine salad. It’s one of those recipes that we often were curious about but not really too excited to make because the thought of grilling romaine was odd. We absolutely love…

Classic Chicken Pot Pie + Watercress and Apple Salad with Chopped Walnuts

Classic Chicken Pot Pie + Watercress and Apple Salad with Chopped Walnuts

**This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Blake’s All Natural. Chicken Pot Pie with garden vegetables and a flaky crust! This is all you need for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. It’s the kind of dinner that lessens…

Strawberry Margaritas

The seasons seem to start a little earlier in France than elsewhere, or maybe that’s just me. I tend to want to jump the gun as soon as I see strawberries or cherries at the market every spring. But I…

The Beginnings of a Novice Fly Fisher in Southern California – Episode 1

Fly fishing began as an excuse to spend time with my dad back in 2013. Not that I should need one, but given that he’s a couple hour flight plus a 5 hour drive to go visit, I don’t see him as…

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

It is rhubarb season and I am doing my very best to use it in as many desserts as I can. This will thrill those of you, like me, who love this vegetable baked in pies, crisps, tarts (try this brown…

pasta salad with roasted carrots and sunflower seed dressing

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Pasta Puttanesca

One of my favorite pastas is Pasta Puttanesca. For some reason, I don’t make it very often, because I always seem to be sautéing fresh greens in olive oil and garlic, or something like that, to toss with noodles. But…

Chocolate Birthday Cake

When the Sunday New York Times Magazine opened to Dorie Greenspan’s chocolate cake, I said out loud, “I guess I know what I’m baking next!” To say I am a fan of Dorie’s is such a gross understatement. I am…

Creamy Chili Hot Sauce (Spicy Sriracha Mayo) on French Fries

Our sriracha mayo recipe is made from a homemade sriracha hot sauce recipe.  It’s perfect for sandwiches, burgers and anytime you crave a creamy hot dip.
Sriracha Mayo Recipe that's easy creamy hot sauce made from homemade sriracha recipe @whiteonrice

The internet is all afire about Huy Fong’s Sriracha Hot Sauce lately and I’m still…

Rhubarb and Brown Butter Tart

After an epic winter, rhubarb is what gives us hope and the will to live. It is the first delicious sign that we have survived another test of winter. I would love it for that reason alone, but I also…