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buttermilk ranch dressing
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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is a workhorse in my kitchen – it goes on burgers and chicken, gets drizzled on salads, and gets used as dip – and there is just nothing like it when it’s fresh and homemade! Every chef I know picks and chooses what they want to make from scratch and things they’ll absolutely …

pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves combine together and enrich each other in this delicious seasonal blend, perfect for your pumpkin spice lattes, muffins, cookies, pie – and for putting in pretty jars and gifting to friends! I frequently mix together my own spice blends depending on the season. Sometimes you want different spices and …


Poached Cod with Saffron + Tomato

It has been a beautiful breezy  spring turning to summer here in Northern Virginia. While there have been some warm days, it’s been nothing like the oppressive heat we experienced when we first moved here. There have been plenty of evenings for sitting in the Adirondack chairs on our back deck and sipping wine or peach tea, …


Spice Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with Creole Mustard Sauce

My family has always shared a love of good food, cooking, and gathering together. Even when we’re not together, I love brainstorming ideas with my dad for big family dinners to cook up and serve. It’s been a long time since we’ve been back to my folks’ house for a big family dinner and even …

Happy Hour

Mulled Apple Cider

Hot mulled cider has been one of my holiday traditions as long as I can remember. There’s nothing like a warm mug of sweet apple threaded with comforting fall spices to warm you up on a cool fall afternoon! Spike it with a little bourbon and it’s a hug for your insides in a bottle. …