I have been absolutely *craving* this salad since I made it, and added it to our weekly plan twice since. The first time I snapped a pic and shared it on Instagram, and got dozens of messages coming in asking for the recipe. It’s easy, quick, and probably going to be one of my favorite summer dinners this year. I marinated some white beans with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and parsley. Then I whisked up a simple creamy lemon dijon vinaigrette, and used it to dress a big crispy green bowl of spinach and shaved Brussels sprouts topped with the beans, prosciutto, leftover grilled chicken and shaved parmesan cheese – chef’s kiss! Save this one for an easy weeknight dinner, or. make it in a bigger batch for some top notch spring entertaining!
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There’s nothing I love more than a festive, seasonal grazing board and I partnered with my friends at Allrecipes magazine to create a teatime-inspired spread in their Spring issue. The tea-theme feels perfect for springtime bridal or baby showers, Mother’s Day celebrations, or even just a lovely occasion to gather with friends al fresco as the temperatures start to warm! I shared a few of my favorite #Domestikategrazingboards tips with Allrecipes to make this board– below are a few of those tricks – and you can see the rest in the magazine on newsstands now! read more

I like to give my spring vegetable bounty an accompaniment that lives up to their fresh, crisp flavor; a homemade dip is the perfect balance for crudité. This garlic herb vegetable dip is simple to assemble and tastes best after the flavors combine for a bit in the refrigerator. While you could serve it with any veggies or potato chips, I opted for an all-green-display that would be perfect for serving on St. Patrick’s Day! read more

I love popovers; these puffy baked treats are an absolute favorite of mine! The eggs in the batter help them billow up over the edges of the tin to create tall, crispy exteriors and a custardy inside. I love to make them for holiday brunches, and this version with sharp cheddar and fragrant chopped chives, makes a delightful pairing for a big hearty bowl of stew. They can be finicky to master though, so I’ve laid out a few tips for success below, along with my favorite recipe version from my cookbook. read more

I have a handful of go-to baking recipes I rely on because I’m a bit of a hurried baker, and this simple shortbread cookie recipe is a fool proof favorite – I can always throw these together with little effort! I shared the recipe with a lemon zest twist in my cookbook, and this version gets tinted green for a sweet shamrock treat to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day! This recipe makes a fun, buttery, sticky dough and is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen—have them help shape the dough into a ball and roll it out before you stamp out the cookies with cookie cutters.
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I have lived in New England for 20 (!) years but did you know I’m originally a New Yorker? This fact usually comes up when the topic of pizza is on the table, as it’s one of my most passionate facets of my New Yorker birthright. There’s a few pizza places near where I grew up that make these tasty little bite sized pizza rolls. They’re made from pizza dough, usually stuffed with pepperoni and cheese, and perfect for dipping in warm marinara sauce. One bite of these and I’m back home. I’ve been craving them lately and decided to make my own at home ahead of Super Bowl snack celebrations, and tested them in my air fryer for an extra speedy cooking time of just about 10 minutes. Get the recipe below, and give it a save for the big game!  read more

It’s no secret that I love a good Trader Joe’s shortcut (see my frozen gnocchi recipes!). On a recent spin around my Trader Joe’s store, I was hunting for some Super Bowl snack inspiration and got an idea to dress up their frozen mini party meatballs. They’re delicious, crowd-pleasing, bite-sized meatballs  (any mini frozen meatball will work!) and I spiced them up with a sauce that combines their Jalapeño sauce with some zesty ranch. They’re a fun alternative to the traditional buffalo chicken flavors we usually have during a Super Bowl viewing party, the jalapeño packs a spicy punch and the ranch gives it a cool balance. Just three simple ingredients that combine for a flavor-packed game day bite! Get the easy recipe below:  read more

I do not care one bit about football, but I love the Super Bowl. It’s always such a fun night to cozy up on the couch, indulge in tasty snacks, and have some fun with my family. To inspire your own game day menu and festivities, I’ve rounded up tons of recipe ideas from my archives and a few fresh ones from this year! You can build your game day menu with everything from savory appetizers to sweet football desserts – scroll down and get inspired! read more

We woke Jane up on the morning before her 6th birthday with a BIG surprise. Early in the morning, we snuck in and told her to get up: we’re going to the most magical place on earth today! She was half-asleep still and excitedly stumbled into the car on the way to the airport to fly down to Disney World for a long weekend adventure. This was her first trip to the park, and something that had been in the works for a long time (we had originally planned for this trip during May 2020 but the pandemic had other plans for us!). Finally getting to bring her here after that long wait made the trip even more special. read more

This year for Jane’s 6th Birthday, we threw an Alice in Wonderland themed Mad Hatter Tea Party. I have so much fun planning these birthday parties and running wild with a theme (see her Paris Picnic birthday party from last year!). This year, she really got into planning it with me which made it even more fun. We sat down and rewatched the Alice in Wonderland movie, and took lots of notes on our favorite details we wanted to incorporate into the theme. Sharing all of the sources at the very bottom of the post, so keep scrolling if you want to recreate this idea!  read more

 
 
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