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Faith's recipe for Sticky Lemon Rolls is AMAZING. I have made them for several brunches and people are always wowed. It's a wonderful dough recipe, and easily adapted to a cinnamon (non-lemon) version.

Ooey, Gooey Mornings: 5 Favorite Cinnamon Roll Recipes
1/8/13 11:45 AM

Yes! This is on my resolution list too. I find it's just as inspiring to sit down and read the cookbooks as it is to peruse food blogs. Beautiful photos, great stories, and inspiring recipes. So here's to cookbooks in 2013!

Make More Recipes From Actual Cookbooks Reader Resolutions 2013
1/7/13 12:44 PM

@Emma - thank you! I can't wait to give this a try. It's so beautiful!

How to Make Challah Bread Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
12/4/12 01:25 PM

This may be a silly question, but I've learned my lesson with bread making (as in, the directions are always super-specific). Do you add the yeast/water mixture at the same time as the oil/egg mixture?

How to Make Challah Bread Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
12/4/12 12:49 PM

I'm a vegetarian, but I made this tonight for my husband's birthday. It turned out perfectly! Just medium-well and a lovely peppery crust (I had to try it). He said, "best steak ever." So this method is truly fool-proof; I haven't cooked meat in years!

How To Cook Perfect Steak in the Oven Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
11/25/12 10:41 PM

Three cheers for grain salads! My recent

Make-Ahead Fall Lunch: Barley & Kale Salad with Beets and Feta
11/6/12 11:24 AM

Three cheers for grain salads! My recent

Make-Ahead Fall Lunch: Barley & Kale Salad with Beets and Feta
11/6/12 11:22 AM

In our house, we are stovetop espresso people. It's reliable (always delicious), doesn't use much energy, and means we don't have a bulky machine taking up valuable counter space. And we don't drink shots of espresso; instead, I make two Americanos each morning (espresso cut with almost-boiling water, to make it more like regular coffee).

How Do You Make Your Morning Coffee? Good Questions
9/17/12 09:58 AM

I love hosting brunch! I also tend to think about special diets: gluten-free, vegan, lactose intolerant, and kid-friendly being among them. If kids are coming, I like to have a special area just for them (we have a small table with a chalkboard top, perfect for kiddos) and think about little easy party favors to keep them occupied. Here was my plan for a baby shower brunch, complete with plenty of recipes from The Kitchn!

How to Host a Brunch Party: 5 Hostess Tips
9/14/12 01:15 PM

Pickled beets! My poor mom spent so much time pickling beets... and I hated them. Even as an open-minded and health-conscious adult eater, I still can't stomach beets in any way/shape/form. Wow. Way to bring back that food memory, Faith. Wonderful post! :)

What Was Your Worst Childhood Food Experience?
8/1/12 10:14 PM

We (very happily) had a surplus of zucchini... before the squash vine borers decimated our crop. My hands-down favorite recipe from the season was zucchini enchiladas - covered in zucchini salsa verde. Yum! Here's the recipe for zucchini salsa:

And here's the recipe for the enchiladas:


Beyond Zucchini Bread: 15 Fresh Ways to Enjoy the Green Monster Squash
7/23/12 12:58 PM

Hmm, that didn't work!

I make an even easier version, on multi-grain tortillas with heirloom tomatoes and fresh garden herbs. Easy, fast, and delicious. LOVE margherita pizzas!

Easy Recipe: Classic Margherita Pizza Recipes from The Kitchn
7/17/12 01:26 PM

I made up a zucchini-filled recipe for Zucchini and Black Bean Enchiladas with Zucchini Salsa Verde. It's delicious—and the zucchini salsa cooks very well. Nobody will guess it's not made from tomatillos!

Lots of zucchini bread, brownies, and more in our kitchen this summer—straight from the garden!

Green-Skinned & Tender-Hearted: Zucchini Ingredient Spotlight
6/27/12 12:45 PM

YUM! I have met a surplus of zucchini this year with open arms. My favorite way to enjoy them: zucchini enchiladas with zucchini salsa verde. Delish.

Can't wait to try the three-cheese tomato tart!

20 Ways to Enjoy Summer Vegetables Recipe Roundup
6/25/12 05:02 PM

Some of these would fit perfectly into a baby shower/wedding shower brunch. Brunch is my favorite and I used a number of Kitchn recipes for the baby shower brunch I hosted last month!

20 Scrumptious Brunch Recipes Kitchn Recipe Roundup
5/31/12 01:57 PM

Mmm, I just made peach & tequila popsicles that taste like summer ought to. 1 shot to 1 1/2 cups of fruit juice wound up imparting just enough flavor to make them adults-only; it also gave 'em a really nice not-completely-frozen-but-icy-enough texture.

DIY Boozy Popsicles! Just How Much Alcohol to Use?
5/28/12 10:57 AM

Don't get me wrong, I love dining with my husband... but it's fun to cook just for me once in a while. How about handy, quick, healthy, single-serving tortilla pizzas? They can even be gourmet: Arugula and Zucchini Tortilla Pizzas with Chevre

4 Helpful Tricks in Making Dinner for One
5/15/12 05:06 PM

I'm a Gen Y'er and after years of apartment life and failed container gardening experiments, putting in a raised vegetable garden was one of our first non-critical first-home projects. Now, my husband and I have built a total of seven raised beds in the backyard and our gardens are feeding us (which I chronicle over at Sustainable Diet,

I think Gens X and Y are coming around; there's a lot to say about the sustainable food movement and backyard/patio/any way you can do it gardening is, I hope, on the rise.

Where Are the Gen X & Y Gardeners? The Gardenist
5/2/12 01:04 PM

What a lovely post and table. My dad and I just built a table together, from reclaimed pine. Ours also measures 30 by 60 and is just the right amount of cozy. It's where our family gathers for the everyday ritual, for sustenance, for treasured conversation... Here's my ode to our table:

Telling Stories, Solving Puzzles: A Table to Gather Around
4/19/12 03:22 PM

Check out Kim Boyce's Good to the Grain cook book. I made her whole wheat chocolate chip cookies yesterday and they are SUPERB.

What Can I Make with Whole Wheat Flour?Ingredient Questions
4/16/12 12:52 PM