Grilled Summer Pizza

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I won’t speak for everyone, but I feel like for every foodie bloggerister, mastering the art of pizza dough is pretty important. Aaron and I have fiddled with about 7,325 different pizza dough recipes. Some resulting in rounds of high-fives; others resulting in pouty face parties. It just happens. Well, I’m going to surrender to […]

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I’ve Got a Seedy Husband

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This afternoon while picking up the house in preparation for overnight guests, I noticed Aaron sitting at the table, meticulously leaning over little see-through envelopes, digging around in our small indoor compost bin. “Weirdo,” I thought, and kept on cleaning. A few minutes later he summons me to the living room to show me his […]

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A Day With Matthew Collins

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A week ago today I had the ultimate privilege of having one of Kansas City’s most talented photographers over for a day of food styling, food photography, and, well – food eating. Matthew Collins is good. He’s really good. And he was so patient with my constant yappings of, “Okay so what setting is that? […]

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Shrimp and Corn Chowder with Bacon

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Do you remember the moment in Twilight when Edward is showing Bella his glass bedroom for the first time? And they nervously exchange glances of brewing desire? Remember how DeBussy’s “Clair de lune” is playing softly in the background? Remember the slight brush against Bella’s arm before he led her into a gentle, sexy twirl? […]

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I Need Help.

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Seriously you guys, with the opening of Trader Joe’s last weekend, my refrigerator wine holder has taken on a new and vital role. This can’t be good.  

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Quick Spaghetti with a Fresh Tomato Sauce

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You guys, it’s so hot here that when I went outside to check on the garden this morning, at least 15 ripe tomatoes had their sad little viney hands reaching up to me, begging through tears to be picked and taken indoors to a cooler, safer world. One plant even had a little boombox busting […]

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New Potatoes with Onions and Sausage

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Over the weekend I met a girlfriend at her pool in an attempt to bring my body temperature down to a more tolerable degree. After a quick dip in the blue tub of serenity, we hopped out, set up camp on 2 lounge chairs and started to catch up. The only problem was that I […]

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Trader Joe’s Dinner Party! (Joe Not Included)

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Yesterday morning, my good friends Carly (of CarlyKlock.com) and Carrie (of this amazing place) hopped in a car, scrounged up the little bit of sanity we collectively could, and braved the crowds at the new hippy chic grocery store, Trader Joe’s. You can read more about the adventures of our visit here. To celebrate the […]

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Homemade Salsa

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Salsa: it’s one of summer’s most quintessential snacks. We all love it. We all need it. We all inhale roughly 140 pounds of it during these warm, ripe months. But, are you used to only eating it out of jars or small tubs? Are you on the verge of an emotion breakdown over the limp […]

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