Posts by: Annalise

Soft and flavorful homemade burger buns made with 100% whole wheat and Red Star Yeast.

Whole Wheat Brioche Buns |

I’ve already confessed my love for burgers, but in my opinion a burger is only as good as its bun. The bun matters, folks! So don’t just pick the cheapest bag off the grocery store shelf. Look for something artisan, something made with good ingredients. They’ll taste so much better and so will your burgers.

Better yet, bake the buns yourself. Continue Reading…


A sheet-pan supper of slightly spicy roasted chicken, potatoes and leeks, served with fresh arugula, dill and a creamy garlic yogurt sauce.

One-Pan Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Leeks and Arugula |

I’ve had this recipe from The New York Times open on my phone browser for over a month, just waiting for me to try it. And since the relentless summer heat is sure to arrive any day now I decided I need to make this little one-pan wonder before I mostly abandoned my oven for the season.

I’m not quite sure why this recipe stood out to me so much, maybe it’s the fact that everything is roasted together on one sheet pan, or maybe it is the unique combination of chicken and potatoes with sriracha, yogurt, dill and lemon. Either way I’m glad I couldn’t let it go, because it was one of my favorite homemade dinners of the past month. Continue Reading…


A fruity smoothie filled with some of my favorite fruits— strawberries, watermelon, pineapple and mango.

Tutti-Frutti Smoothie |

I am admittedly close-minded / boring / so out of touch when it comes to smoothies. I only ever use fruit, and certainly never have added anything green. I know I’m probably missing out on lots of great smoothie combinations, but my opinion has always been why mess with a good thing?

So when my friend Deborah Harroun of the blog Taste and Tell sent me her new book Best 100 Smoothies for Kids, I was excited to finally break out of my rut. I was going to try something new and different! Only, I didn’t get very far and once I saw this tutti-frutti smoothie recipe that’s all I wanted to try.

I guess you can’t teach this old-ish dog new tricks. Continue Reading…