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...

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...

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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...