Nutella S'mores Parfait | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Nutella S’mores Parfaits

I still have that old planner somewhere, that thin, black, academic edition day-timer. I lived by that book. I lived by the fine blue ink that marked those important dates in my capital letter print: thesis defense,...

Summer Corn and Barley Salad | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Summer Corn and Barley Salad

I’m at that point in the summer when I look at the calendar and start to wonder, “Have I done enough?” I’ve settled into summer and am used to it, the children and I are following an...

Five Little Things - July 18, 2014 - Crisp | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Crisp It’s been a busy week, one that has actually kept me from posting, but I have been busy working in the kitchen, on projects that I will eventually get...

Fig and Almond Butter Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Fig and Almond Butter Smoothie

He’s the oldest teenager I know. Sleeping till noon if I would let him, creaking wearily up from his bed with a “just-leave-me-alone-and-let-me-sleep” expression, lumbering ever so slowly down the stairs, each step a major life ordeal....

Nutella Berry Filled Waffle Cookies (Pizzelle) | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Nutella Berry Filled Waffle Cookies (Pizzelle)

It used to be: Running through the sprinklers. Reading a book from cover to cover…outdoors. Dripping popsicles and rinsing the juice from your hands under the garden hose. A fresh batch of pizzelle from the neighbors. Feeling...

Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza

What happens when you take a native New Yorker out of New York? The quest for the perfect slice begins. Talk to any transplant, and you’ll hear the same sad song about how it’s impossible to find...

Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chunk Muffins | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chunk Muffins

“Mom, stop getting old!” my son called out from the living room. I had just spent the last 60 seconds in a fluster. “Where did I put the yogurt!?!” I was like a headless chicken, looking for...

07-04-14 Five Little Things | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Happy 4th! The 4th of July is here and while we don’t have grandiose plans, it’s always a special day in my heart. It reminds me of the day 15...

Buffalo Ranch Grilled Potato Salad | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Buffalo Ranch Grilled Potato Salad

A few weeks ago, around Memorial Day, I revisited an old favorite. It may have been a long while since I made a potato salad, but that weekend – the opening day of grilling season – I...

Olive Cheese Straws | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Olive Cheese Straws

I’ve made a little pact with myself. It all started when the children officially said farewell to their teachers, when all of a sudden, the activities shifted from homework and practice and rehearsals to looser mornings, where...

Blackberry Shrub Lemonade | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Blackberry Shrub Lemonade

“Mom, that was the best picnic ever. I liked that,” my little dude said as we packed up the baskets and folded up the blankets. I liked it, too. Loved it, actually. The last couple of weeks,...

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...