Friday Flotsam

pumpkins / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRRRerder. You guys I GOT STUNG BY A BEE. But, for the very first time in my entire life. As in, I have managed to escape any and all stings for 44 years of human living on this planet earth. With bugs on it. (minus mosquitoes.) I was running (said like Forest) two mornings ago […]

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Spiced Pork with Coconut Noodles

Spiced Pork with Coconut Noodles / Bev Cooks

I already can’t wait for your new life. Because wipe your glasses and look again. YES, girl. It’s silky coconut noodles topped with spiced (like, Chinese 5-spice. get on board.) pork, sautéed veggies and buckets of fresh crunchy things on top. Yuh huh. Yeppers. (Aaron h a t e s the word peppers. I say […]

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Crunchy Shrimp and Cabbage Tostadas

Crunchy Shrimp and Cabbage Tostadas / Bev Cooks

Happy first day of faaaaaall! We’re making tostadas. Just get into it. What’s going to have you rejoicing over these pups (pups?) is that a) they’re the most easily adaptable pull-together meal of all time on a weeknight. And b) they taste stupid delish no matter what you do to them. Just peep this. Shortcut […]

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Friday Flotsam

friday flotsam / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRR a h d a h! Okay be honest, who here buys those trash bucket grocery store romance novels? You know, the ones where the ladies are ALWAYS in some velvet Victorian dress draping dramatically off her shoulders revealing lacy cleavage as she leans into shirtless Fabio clones holding a spear or boat rope? And […]

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Linguine with Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus

Linguine with Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus / Bev Cooks

Are you seeing that? Are you feeling that? You can’t not with roasted tomatoes. And onions! Those are roasted, too. I swear, roasted tomatoes don’t even have to be in season for this meal to shiiiiiine like the top of the Chrysler building. (<–name that movie.) And then we’re adding asparagus and lil’ mozzarella balls […]

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Cardamom and Green Apple Puff Pastries

Cardamom and Green Apple Puff Pastries / Bev Cooks

So I have a story. (also, dessert, yay!) The above is what happens when someone who’s very much not a baker decides she wants to take a stab at cardamom rolls because the book she was reading (The Scent Keeper, o m g) had a character obsessively making them for guests at her summer fishing […]

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Friday Flotsam

cheese plate / bev cooks

Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrimay! yay. say. ray. jay. day. I’ve started sleeping in a hat. You can rub your eyes, spray your glasses and squint to sea, but those are the actual words you read. It’s not like a top hat, you guys. Or a fedora or a bucket hat or a visor or my leopard print beret. […]

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Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Shallots

Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Shallots / Bev Cooks

It’s fall! (sort of) And the first day of school! (in a way) And it’s only 63! (that part’s true.) You don’t even know how emotionally ready I am for that heavy steer toward fall recipes. It’s time. It is time. (And okay, they ARE starting school today. It’s the first day of school. But […]

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Friday Flotsam

pine tree / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRRRRRR2468whodoyouappreciateday! (<–not really) Wait, is pantyhose back? Did pantyhose come back in style and I completely missed the announcement? When did this happen and can you forward it to me? The other day in my GirlSquad text thread with a bunch of long-time gal pals who once lived in the same college town in Northwest […]

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