Smoked Havarti Thanks to Castello


I interrupt this blog break to bring you a snippet about smoked cheese. We’ve cold-smoked cheese before and they’ve turned out amazing, so when we got a few free blocks sent to us from Castello, we figured we could smoke the heck out of them and make them even better! We used our smoker to […]


Something Fresh

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From what I read on other blogs, I feel as though I’m not alone in my lack of culinary inspiration this time of year. The weeks between the last of winter and not-quite spring are long and arduous, snowing one day with windows open the next (and tornadoes, if you’re in the Midwest). Farmer’s markets […]


The Easiest Mac and Cheese

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Let’s talk about roots. A little throw back, if you will. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted in forever 12 days. Wow, only 12 days? I guess it could be worse (as in, there’s a Boeing 777 still missing for that exact same amount of time…). Anyway, so as not to compare my […]


No Bake Raspberry Chocolate Tart


This is a sponsored post on behalf of my blog and Green and Black’s Organic. I’m excited to be their featured blogger for the month of March – visit their Facebook page and spot my mug in the cover photo! Please note that I received the chocolate used in this recipe plus a few bonus […]


#MyHomeTownGuide – My Favorite Restaurant + Market Hybrids in St. Louis


This is a sponsored partner post on behalf of my blog, Honest Cooking, and Fiji Water. I was given the opportunity to post a guide to St. Louis by Honest Cooking and the #MyHomeTownGuide campaign by Fiji Water. How could I turn down a chance to show off St. Louis? Please note that I was […]


Andouille Gumbo with Creole Roasted Shrimp


The extent of my Mardi Gras education went like this: eat paczki’s on Fat Tuesday (a glorified and delicious jelly-filled donut), get ashes on Ash Wednesday, give up a vice for Lent, reunite with said vice after 40 days. Catholic school, I tell ya. I never knew much about Mardi Gras culture growing up. I […]


February Things

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It is extraordinarily grey today. The bad news is that it’s been grey almost the entire week. The good news is that I woke up to rolling waves of thunder and the steady pitter-patter of raindrops. Is there any better sign of spring than a little earth-shaking kaboom first thing in the AM? I love […]


Sweet Potato Chorizo Shepherd’s Pie


My weekend went a little like this (if you were to follow me on Instagram, you’d know this already): We have a bit of a Valentine’s Day tradition where Matt cooks dinner. He’s come a long way since our first Valentine’s Day together, and this year was no exception – expertly cooked filet with a […]


Valentine’s Day Roundup – Heart-Shaped Things

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I always try (really hard!) to keep a blogging calendar. I do have one, but do I keep it? Meh. Ideally, if I kept that calendar, I’d have a classic yet modern twist on a chocolaty, heart-shaped Valentine’s Day recipe that blows up on Pinterest within minutes of pinning. Right. Instead, I’m rounding up other people’s heart-shaped […]


Popchips Giveaway


This post is sponsored by popchips. They sent me a box of popchips to munch on (though I’ve tried many a flavor myself – GREAT for lunches), and they are providing the product available for giveaway. Good luck! So really, who doesn’t love popchips? They are a great, natural alternative to satisfy salty and crunchy […]