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Mai Tai Cocktail

The Mai Tai Cocktail

Mai Tai Cocktail

Although there is some contention, the origin of the original Mai Tai has been traced by most back to the shore of San Francisco Bay, where it was created in the mid-1940s by the late Vic Bergeron, restaurateur behind the island-style Trader Vic’s franchise. It may be surprising to learn that a cocktail that conjures… Read More »

Cold Cucumber and Avocado Soup

Cold Avocado and Cucumber Soup Recipe

As a popular agent for warmth and comfort, soup gets the most love and attention during the winter months. However, we don’t believe that any one season should lay claim to such a broad category of cuisine, and, rather than shutting off the soup spotlight, we like to shed light on all of the low-temp… Read More »

Strawberry Tarte Tatin

Strawberry Tarte Tatin

You’re probably used to the traditional tarte tatin, filled with sugary caramelized apples or subtly sweet pears. Yet, there’s no reason to limit the dessert to fall or winter.Tarte tatins are typically meant to be deceivingly simple, showcasing the fruit, but here Morgan does much more. Using the strawberry, whose sweetness she undertones with red… Read More »

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta

Watermelon slices are a staple at cook-outs, picnics, and practically any summertime get-together that involves food. Whether you treat it like a palette-cleansing desert, carve the rind into a fruit salad bowl, or never seem to get a slice before it disappears, dribbling down your guests’ faces, you’ve got to try it grilled. The first… Read More »

Lamb Kefta Kebabs

Lamb Kefta Kebabs

There are many types, methods, and spelling variations when it comes to meat-on-a-stick. Classically, kefta kebab refers to ground meat mixed with varying herbs and spices and rolled into meatballs or formed onto skewers to be cooked. Hailing from Turkey, where kebabs are served as street food, this recipe uses traditional ingredients and technique. Lauren… Read More »

French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie - this creamy chocolate-y pie topped with whipped cream is perfect for Summer

Summer cookouts, outdoor BBQs, patio parties, and lazy weekend afternoons spent outside with friends and family – this is the essence of summer. But let’s not forget about the quintessential summer dessert – pie! Especially when it’s too hot to keep the oven cranked on for hours, we turn to the no-bake family of desserts and… Read More »

Gluten Free Coconut Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Gluten Free Coconut Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Lemon and poppy seeds seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly; it’s a classic combination. Davida does us one better and adds multiple variations of coconut into the mix (coconut sugar, coconut milk, coconut oil, flaked coconut), allowing the coconut flavor to shine through without being overpowering. Gluten-free baking can be intimidating, but… Read More »

Chocolate-Raspberry Skillet Cookie

Chocolate Raspberry Skillet Cookie

Not familiar with the giant deep-dish cookie alternative? Meet the skillet cookie, an enormous cookie baked right into a cast-iron skillet. It’s packed with rich dark chocolate and sharp raspberries, crispy around the outside and gooey-soft and scoop-able from the center. Sarah’s skillet cookie requires less flour than a batch of cookies, creating a softer… Read More »

Roasted Garlic Caprese Flatbread

Roasted Garlic Caprese Flatbread

The mention of sweet and caramelly roasted garlic always grabs our attention. A full head of it is roasted in the oven so that it permeates every nook and cranny when spread over the bread. Paired with flavors inspired by the traditional Caprese salad made of tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves, the flatbread is… Read More »

Creamy Spring Vegetable Soup

Creamy Spring Vegetable Soup

Spring’s alternating sunny days and surprise rain showers mean a lot of us are carrying umbrellas and sunglasses on our trips to our local farmers’ markets. Whether you live in LA, UK, or anywhere in between, there’s no better time than spring to enjoy this light, creamy vegetable soup. Packed with probiotics and protein, this… Read More »

Wheat Berry, Rye, and Kale Salad

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If you need a salad that’s not a “salad,” something that sets off musical notes when the fork hits your taste buds, something that plays with the harmonies of flavor, we’ve got you covered. This salad starts with wheat and rye berries, the kernels that get ground up to become wheat flour and rye flour…. Read More »

Classic Chocolate Layer Cake

Classic Chocolate Layer Cake

Whether you’re a chocoholic or not, anyone can appreciate a sweet slice of classic chocolate cake. Thick ribbons of chocolate buttercream frosting nestled between two layers of moist chocolate cake are the perfect combination, ideal for celebrating any holiday, or when you’re simply in need of a chocolate fix. Jamie’s version of this nostalgic treat… Read More »