Chickpea Salad | Five Little Things - May 16, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

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Five little things I loved this week: Oldies but Goodies: Chickpea Salad I don’t know how many times I have made this salad since I first shared it years ago…but it’s way too many to count! And...

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

The trouble with reading memoirs is this:

Olive Tomato Salsa | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Filling My Plate at The Big Traveling Potluck + An Olive Tomato Salsa

A little part of me falters each time I shake a new hand, as I look into the eyes of another face, and hear their name. For someone who loves meeting new people, I am terrible at...

Hawaiian Sunset | www.kitchenconfidante.com

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Five little things I loved this week: The Kindness of Strangers There are no public restrooms in downtown Honolulu. I learned this the hard way,

Caramelized Onion, Feta & Serrano Ham Flatbread | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Caramelized Onion, Feta & Serrano Ham Flatbread

The tears on the other side of my scratchy cell phone line were faint but audible. I could feel them in my heart, which broke at the thought

Homemade Spinach Fettucine with Creamy Artichokes and Chicken Sausage Sauce | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Homemade Spinach Fettucine with Creamy Artichokes and Chicken Sausage Sauce + Seasonal Recipes for April

Tell me the truth: how many jelly beans and Peeps and chocolate covered Peeps (why haven’t I discovered these earlier in life, by the way?) and Cadbury eggs did you sneak in the last couple of days?...

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Simple (Silent) Sunday | Easter Greetings

Easter greetings, from my family to yours!

Fresh Basil | Five Little Things - April 18, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

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Five little things I loved this week: Fresh Basil What is it about the scent of fresh basil that transports you instantly to summer? I am loving all the herbs this week, it makes my cooking light...

Seared Ahi Tuna with Chimichurri Sauce | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Seared Ahi Tuna with Chimichurri Sauce, Arugula and Avocado

We all indulge on weekends, am I right? I can’t be the only one who finds herself flipping pancakes and making hearty, egg-laden brunches, with perhaps some baking thrown in for good measure? Oh, and don’t forget...

Roast Chicken with Thai-Chili Compound Butter | www.kitchenconfiidante.com

Simple Sundays | Roast Chicken with Thai-Chili Compound Butter

Once in a while, I pick up items in the grocery store with absolutely no plan, without any idea how I am going to use it. Take a look in the back of my pantry and you’ll...

Five Little Things | April 11, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week: Life’s Little Surprises (and Macarons!) This week has been peppered with wonderful little surprises. Unexpected macarons from a local favorite was one of them, and so were surprise sushi dates,...

Toasted Quinoa Stuffed Artichokes | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Stuffed with wholesome quinoa & delicious feta cheese, this makes for a wonderful side dish, or a meal all its own!

Simple Sundays | Toasted Quinoa Stuffed Artichokes

Raise your hand if you’re intimidated by artichokes…or remember a time when you stayed away from them at the market because you weren’t sure how to handle them.

Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancakes | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancake

Oh Wednesday. You’re such a hard day of the week! I wake up yearning for the weekend, when alarms don’t exist, and I can rise at my leisure. When mornings aren’t rushed, and coffee can be sipped...

Eggplant Rollatini with Pancetta and Spinach | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Eggplant Rollatini with Pancetta and Spinach

Is it possible to be a closet vegetarian…who loves pancetta? I’ve noticed a shift in my eating. The balance on the scales is weighing heavier on the vegetables, and lighter on the meats. Perhaps it is the...

Carrot Mango and Kiwi Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Carrot Mango and Kiwi Smoothie

“Mom, you’re my BMF,” my son confided as he slid his hand into mine. “BMF?” I asked, my mind going through the possible abbreviations.