Smoked Salmon Phyllo Bites with Wasabi Goat Cheese |

Smoked Salmon Phyllo Bites with Wasabi Goat Cheese

I’ve been counting down. In 21 days, 15 hours, 36 minutes, 31 seconds, I will be back in my hometown, probably a blubbery mess,

Mocha Coconut Granola |

Simple Sundays | Mocha Coconut Granola

Wednesday morning started like this: 5:50 am: alarm 6:10 am: let the dog out, start the coffee 6:20 am: shower and dress for the gym 6:30 am: wake the sleepyheads 6:35 am: sip hot coffee 6:45 am:...

Brussels Sprouts and Baby Greens Feta Pie |

Brussels Sprouts and Baby Greens Feta Pie

I’ve been thinking of pies lately. Lots and lots of pies. Lots. Savory, mostly.

Mushroom Quinoa Risotto |

Simple Sundays | Mushroom Quinoa Risotto

It’s been a rough winter. For many of you, incessant snow has been your been your adversary. For those of us in California, the drought has been ours. Don’t get me started on the winter illnesses. My...

Raspberry Mousse |

Raspberry Mousse

Is it possible to be too nice? I should never complain, especially in an age where manners are a rarity,

Avocado Kale Superfood Smoothie |

Simple Sundays | Avocado Kale Superfood Smoothie + A Giveaway

After all the chocolate and sweets from Valentine’s Day, I am ready to soothe my eyes and my tummy with something green and wholesome. How about you?

Meyer Lemon and Raspberry Pavlova |

Meyer Lemon and Raspberry Pavlova

Just when I think I’ve got a good handle on Valentine’s Day, I realize that I don’t. You see, the holiday of love has changed.

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Creamy Cauliflower-Shiitake Mushroom Sauce |

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Creamy Cauliflower and Shiitake Mushroom Sauce

My daughter and one of her best friends unearthed her baby video last Friday night. That video that compiled all her milestones, from the days leading up to her birth, to her first cries in the world,...

Five Little Things - February 7, 2014 |

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Meyer Lemons I’ve been making my favorite lemon curd from these sunny Meyer lemons, and can’t wait to share a post with you next week that is, in a word,...

Roasted Beet and Kale Panzanella |

Simple Sundays | Roasted Beet and Kale Panzanella

I was at a restaurant in Seattle not too long ago, and at the bottom of the menu there was a firm but diplomatic line: “substitutions politely declined.”

Five Little Things - January 31, 2014 |

Five Little Things

Five lithe things I loved this week: Eggs I’ve been cooking up a storm with eggs this week, and I always marvel at their simple beauty. But my favorite is always the speckled ones. Or as one...


5 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Self

Disclosure: This was a sponsored post from Target, in partnership with my affiliation with Glam Media, Inc. Sponsored posts such as these help support the work behind the scenes on Kitchen Confidante. Thank you so much for...

Braided Nutella Bread |

Braided Nutella Bread + a 4 Year Blog Anniversary

This Braided Nutella Bread is easier than it looks, and a special treat to celebrate Kitchen Confidante’s 4th Blog Anniversary. A lot can happen in four years.

Five Little Things 01-24-14 |

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week:

Spicy Sriracha Popcorn |

Spicy Sriracha Popcorn

“You all recovered from the weekend?” he asked from behind the tall counter. I faltered and wondered internally. Recovered? Was I sick? Was he confusing me for someone else? I looked at him bewildered as he selected...