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Edible Flowers 101

Posted on December 4th, 2016 in Mary's Posts, Things We Love by Mary

We eat with our eyes first… and edible flowers can add just the pop of color to take your plate from blah to beautiful. In celebration of May flowers, here’s our quick roundup of the most accessible edible varieties and the best ways to use them in your kitchen.


Chocolate-Dipped Treats

Posted on December 4th, 2016 in Kitchen Stories, Mary's Posts, Our Recipes by Mary

This holiday season, my family decided to complement our usual teacher gifts of homemade granola & Starbucks gift cards with some easy-peasy “homemade” chocolate dipped treats. The lineup? Pretzels, Potato Chips and Candied Ginger. The process? 3 steps, 5minutes, simple as pie. The result? So good we ate the first batch and will have to recreate for gift-giving🙂


Meet Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes

Posted on June 7th, 2016 in Mary's Posts by Katin

I recently had the awesome opportunity to interview Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes. Not only is she a good friend, but an inspiration to home cooks everywhere. Her blog is one of the leading food destinations online, and her dedication to food literacy is admirable to say the least. Read on to learn more…

Happy reading (& cooking),


A rainbow of (easy, delicious, healthy) hummus recipes

Posted on May 10th, 2016 in Our Recipes, Mary's Posts by Mary

If you’re like me you’re always trying to get more protein into your own diet (and if you have kids, theirs too!). Ditto for fiber. Well, it turns out that hummus is a phenomenal vehicle for both protein and fiber...


Organize Your Spices, You’ll be Glad You Did

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 in Mary's Posts, Kitchen Stories by Mary

Home cooking can fall anywhere on the spectrum between a chore and a pleasure. One of the things that really helps me land more on the pleasure side of that field is having an organized kitchen, where grabbing ingredients and equipment is easy and convenient, eliminating some of those little barriers to cooking.


Roast Chicken 101

Posted on February 4th, 2016 in Our Recipes, Mary's Posts by Mary

If you enjoy chicken, then Whole Roast Chicken needs to be in your repertoire!  Why?

  1.  It’s the highest ROI (Return on Investment) chicken dish you can make. It’s easy, affordable, and reliably DELICIOUS. Read more about Recipe ROI.
  2. It’s better homemade. While there’s no shame in grabbing the occasional pre-made rotisserie chicken, it’s just not the same… Try roasting one at home, it’s sublime.
  3. The leftovers can be parlayed into fantastic recipes from tacos to dinner salads to chicken pot pie, check out our collection of recipes to use up roast chicken.
  4. More than a single recipe, roast chicken has endless variants, so once you master these basics you can range far and wide. Check out our Roast Chicken Round-Up Collection.


Recipe ROI

Posted on September 25th, 2014 in Our Recipes, Mary's Posts by Mary

For the first 27 years of my life I knew nothing whatsoever about business – I never took Econ 101, didn’t know the difference between revenue and profit, and on the subway platform each morning, I would toss the business section of my daily New York Times into the trash with aplomb  Then I went to business school, picked up some new vocabulary (among other things), and just like there’s no great word for “voila!” in English – some of those business terms are just the best way to communicate an idea, even in non-business circumstances.