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My aim is to share uncomplicated, unfussy recipes with a healthy twist--perfect for everyday and for entertaining. Let's cook!

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This is where I share my love for succulents, home, entertaining and everything in between.

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Sourdough Bread: My Master Recipe

Sourdough Bread: My Master Recipe This sourdough recipe is a hybrid of my old go-to and new methods I've learned recently. It's given me wonderful and consistent results for a beautifully open crumb. Stick to one recipe and and use it until you understand it and know it well. This was ... Read More

Sourdough Breadsticks (Grissini)

Sourdough Breadsticks (Grissini) Grissini are crispy Italian breadsticks and they are not only very easy to make they're another perfect use for your sourdough starter. Remember the good old days when we could still eat out at a restaurant? My husband and I always preferred being seated at ... Read More

How to Make a Sourdough Starter

How to Make a Sourdough Starter A homemade sourdough starter requires only flour and water and in as little as six days you can be baking bread with it. Find out how. (Image 1: All you need are flour and water to make a sourdough starter.) Here's the thing. I wanted to start this post by ... Read More

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns These sourdough hot cross buns are soft and light, loaded with fruit, spiced and lightly sweet. I call them hope on a plate. A week ago my husband pulled a muscle while working around the yard. One wrong move was enough to immediately put a stop to his daily ... Read More

Spaghetti with Canned Clams

Spaghetti with Canned Clams Canned clams are a hidden gem in my pantry and you might want to stock up on them, too, so you can make this flavorful pantry pasta with clam sauce. This is one of those recipes I had never considered sharing on this space until now. I try to keep recipes as ... Read More

Sourdough Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins

Sourdough Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins My favorite sourdough English muffin recipe gets a cinnamon-raisin makeover and it's even easier than the original. The world has changed in what feels like just a matter of days and being glued to the news for the past couple of days hasn't ... Read More