Five Little Things - June 27, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week: I’m a 2014 DaVinci Wine Storyteller Finalist (!) Imagine traveling to Tuscany to experience a week among the vineyards during harvest. Can you imagine the rolling hills and the glass...

Nutella-Dipped Frozen Bananas | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Nutella-Dipped Frozen Bananas

I would pile into the back of the van, scoot myself into my favorite seat: always on the left, driver’s side, by the window. And there I would gaze out the glass, content to watch the world...

Buttermilk Fried Oysters with Caper Aioli | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Buttermilk Fried Oysters with Caper Aioli

Last night, I settled my head on the pillow feeling quite content. My tummy and my heart were full. It’s been a wonderful weekend of celebration, just full of small moments gathered with the people I love...

Five Little Things - June 20, 2014 - Figs | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week (brought to you today by the letter F): Figs Fresh figs are here! Who’s doing the happy dance with me? My friends at Eat Boutique do, too; I hope you...

Homemade Thai Iced Coffee | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Homemade Thai Iced Coffee

“We should meet for coffee!” How many times have you been part of this conversation? Yes, a simple cup of coffee, to catch up with a good friend. Then you look at your calendar. With all its...

Honey Spice Marinated Grilled Chicken | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Honey Spice Marinated Grilled Chicken

Today is Father’s Day. My children and I are celebrating someone very special – I recently told you just how very special. But this morning, as I sip my early morning coffee, and wait for the muffins...

Five Little Things - June 13, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week: Abundance in the Markets It’s this time of year — these weeks in particular — that I love the most at the farmer’s markets. All our favorite fruits are coming...

Nutella Filled Doughnuts| www.kitchenconfidante.com

Nutella Filled Mini Doughnuts

How do you know when the man you choose to marry will be an amazing father? Can you tell by the way he cares for you? By the way he treats young nieces and nephews? By the...

Ginger-Mint Coconut Water Cooler | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Ginger-Mint Coconut Water Cooler

We arrived cloaked by darkness, the evening sky chirping with cicadas as the car engine rolled to a stop. It had been a long, long ride from Manila, to the beachside town where my grandfather still had...

Five Little Things - June 6, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week: Lychees When I was a little girl, lychees came out of a can, syrup and all, over a bowl of ice, and it was in a word: delicious. Imagine my...

Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

When your butcher comments that he’s seen more of your husband than you recently, you know it must be true. You’ve been in a rut. A food rut. I hit a wall recently, where my appetite was...

Asian Cucumber Carrot Slaw | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Asian Cucumber Carrot Slaw

I would pick the seat closest to the fan. In the sweltering heat, I would feel the breeze on my shoulders as it rotated, ever so slowly, and I could feel each tick of the second hand...

Farmer's Market Bounty - Shades of Sunset | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Shades of Sunset I was so taken by my farmer’s market haul last Saturday, the colors were as gorgeous as some of the prettiest sunsets I’ve seen! The cherries have...

Cherry Nutella Scones | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Cherry Nutella Scones

I miss her. It was 20 years yesterday. 20 years since I heard her laugh, since we shared a meal, since I pretended to be embarrassed as she danced without a care in the world. 20 years...

Berry Flaxseed Muffins | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Berry Flaxseed Muffins

“If I pull out the right sock, it’ll be a lucky day,” I thought to myself. My hand fished inside the dryer, feeling around for my precious sock. When I pulled it out my heart leapt –...