Our Quick & Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

Quick and easy no-bake cheesecake recipe with seasonal summer fruit, made with the easiest cheesecake crust from pretzels! The perfect summer dessert for a bbq or picnic in cute mini mason jars

With temperatures heating up and small, safe summer gatherings on the rise, I thought this month’s recipe needed to be something easy and cool: meet the no-bake cheesecake! This recipe is the perfect throw-together dessert, ideal for impromptu gatherings or for the days when you do not want to turn on the oven. Since smaller gatherings seem to be the safest bet for getting together these days, these individual-sized treats not only take 20 minutes at most to make, they save you from having a half-eaten cheesecake lying around (not that there’s anything wrong with that…).

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The Best Peach Pie Recipe (With Thyme & Honey)

The Best Homemade Peach Pie Recipe (With Thyme & Honey), perfect dessert for Fourth of July, summer, and stone fruit season. How to make the best lattice pie crust from scratch and the best peach pie filling from scratch

Summer is here and the stone fruits are soon to follow! *celebration emoji* This month, I am sharing a recipe that has a special place in my kitchen: PIE! The best peach pie recipe, to be specific. This homemade peach pie combines the classic flavors of peach pie with a fun, herbaceous twist that’s just tooooo good. One of the first “big” baking successes I ever had was pulling off my pie crust recipe. I’ve given it a few good tweaks over the years, but it’s always my go-to because it leaves a lot of room for creative adjustments. At this point, it’s a recipe I could make in my sleep. While it is still a bit early for the good peaches, it’s great to have this recipe in your back pocket. As we all know, good peaches have a tight shelf life, so it’s always good to have a plan! Plus, who doesn’t love pie??

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Warm Mixed Grain Salad Recipe with Roasted Fennel and Dandelion Greens

Warm Mixed Grain Salad Recipe with Roasted Fennel and Dandelion Greens. Easy vegetarian or vegan lunch idea. Simple side dish for a picnic or summer bbq

We have arrived! The time of year where patio dinners can finally happen. As you know, Joanna has a pretty nice outdoor dining setup, so I wanted to create a recipe that would be the perfect addition to any summer BBQ or chill evening dinner: a warm mixed grain salad recipe topped with roasted fennel and dandelion greens. This month’s dish can be served as a side, but is hardy enough to be a delicious vegetarian or vegan main dish with the flexibility to omit the shaved parmesan. As food trends move in a greener direction, I thought it would be fun to explore some delicious meat-free options. With this salad, it’s not missed at all. The addition of crushed green olives gives it a hearty texture, while the briny flavor complements the floral and bitter flavors of the dandelion greens perfectly. Get ready to eat this all summer long!

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Cookbooks I’ve Been Loving Lately

Get Out of Your Cooking Rut With These Cookbook Recommendations including vegetarian recipes, Italian food, Asian dishes to try and more

Woof, the cooking fatigue is REAL. Especially now that we live in the mountains. I literally cook every single meal every single day. It’s a LOT. It got to the point where I felt like I was making the same thing day in and day out… so I went in a mini cookbook buying spree recently. In case you’re also in a cooking rut, I wanted to share a few cookbook recommendations I’ve loving these days! I hope they help to inspire you to try something different. Here are my current favorite cookbooks + the recipes I’ve been making the most from them.

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Spring Garden Vegetable Galette Recipe with Chevre Cheese

Spring Garden Vegetable Galette Recipe with Chevre Cheese, the perfect easy recipe to make for brunch

Springtime is one of my favorites of the year. The weather is mild, the sun (for the most part) is back in the sky, the days are longer, flowers are blooming, and beautiful produce starts to pop back into rotation. During the warmer months of summer, I crave the freshness of vegetables. It’s often all I want, but spring offers that unique middle. This time of the year is when you still desire something comforting while also wishing to partake in the available fresh produce. For all of those reasons, today I’m sharing a spring garden galette. It is flexible, adaptable to whatever might be in season near you, and it can quickly be served as a main course.

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3 Grilled Cheese Recipes You *Have* to Try

3 Grown Up Grilled Cheese Combinations You Need To Try: Thyme & Brie with Fig Jam Grilled Cheese recipe, Roasted Tomato Grilled cheese, Mushroom Rosemary and Swiss Grilled Cheese sandwich. Plus tips for making the best grilled cheese sandwich ever!

There will always be a special place in my heart for the quintessential grilled cheese made with Kraft singles on white bread. To me, this classic is the late-night snack eaten casually over the sink after a night out with friends (sigh, remember those?). There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, but what if we took the classic grilled cheese a little further?? Nothing too tricky or fussy — just a little bit more grown-up and a lot more fun. This month we are sharing 3 new takes on the classic grilled cheese. There is a little something for everyone. Let’s get into the gooey details.

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Easy Lunch Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Preserved Lemon Sauce

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Preserved Lemon Sauce, easy vegetarian recipe and quick lunch idea perfect for working from home

As we start to settle into 2021 slowly (some slower than others, judging by how long it’s taken Joanna to edit and publish this post!), it’s clear that some things are staying the same for a while. One of my biggest struggles this past year was finding that balance of a quick and somewhat healthy lunch when I am working on projects at home (or when I’m at my full-time job, flying around). One of my favorite, quick eats is baked sweet potatoes, so I’m sharing how I turn them into a delicious, east lunch with a preserved lemon sauce. Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile, and once they are in the oven, relatively hands-off. Plus, bonus, they tend to please most.

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