Category Seasonal

Gingerbread Granola {vegan}

I know it’s not January yet, but I’m all set with resolutions. I have only one, and it sounds almost too simple: Use all the things in my pantry. I see how privileged that sounds. And that’s exactly why I want to work on it. I realized when I got home from the grocery store […]

Sweet Potato Soup with Spiced Chickpeas {vegan}

Sometimes when my husband gets home from work, he cracks open a beer, kicks off his shoes, and opens up a container of…wait for it…cottage cheese. Don’t worry, there isn’t cottage cheese in this soup. I only bring it up because I think it’s interesting to notice the little things people eat when no one […]

Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Pecans {vegan}

Do you look forward to Thanksgiving or dread it? I’m not talking about Thanksgiving on an ethical level. That’s a whole different blog. I just mean the idea of your family cozying up for three days of rehashing childhood arguments drinking cider and catching up. I think the answer to this question entirely depends on […]

Cranberry Amaretto Upside-Down Cake {vegan}

I was talking to my cousin who lives in the UK, and she told me a shocking fact: they might not have canned pumpkin in stores there. They have whole, real pumpkin-pumpkins, the kinds with stems and skins and all that, but no “solid pack pumpkin” like all our American recipes call for. At least, […]

Pumpkin Spice “Pop Tarts” {vegan}

“Noooo! NooOOOo!!” I shrieked to myself. Take a little trip with me. It’s c. 2004, and I’m standing at the vending machine in my high school dining hall in my gray New Balance tennis shoes and my gray hoodie. Really, I’m hunching, I guess I should say, because as I reached down to get my […]

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze {vegan}

“What is pumpkin, really?” he asked. I sliced off a giant chunk of this bundt cake and watched my husband examine the extra can of solid pack pumpkin I had left out on the counter. My eyes went all narrow (like they do) and I said, “What do you mean?” turning my head slightly to […]

3-Ingredient Summer Tomato Sauce

“That does look decadent, like you could make it into a sorbet,” my friend Sarah said. She was referring to the bowl basin of frothy tomato juice on the countertop. Sarah and her husband were in town for a wedding and were staying with us. On Friday when she wandered into the kitchen before a […]

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins - R.T.D. Browning

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Every year when summer rolls around, bloggers unite in a barbaric yawp* against zucchini. It’s almost an inside joke — #zucchiniproblems. I’ll start the hashtag if it doesn’t already exist. See, food bloggers are at least more committed to seasonal cooking than your average bear because their cooking is public, so they have to RESPOND […]

Clementine Sorbet

Clementines are one of those foods I associate with my childhood in Texas. I know they’re shipped all over the world, but that bright scent, the orangey film under your fingernails, and the glutted feeling after eating oh, I don’t know, 10 or so little clementinas always reminds me of outside and crickets and HOT. […]

Roasted Cauliflower Penne with Sardines & Capers

Evening shadows cut horizontal bars across the kitchen and sunbeams made stripes of dust in the air. The sideways sun cast a threatening glare on the cake I had just frosted. The late sunset had deceived me — I was used to the winter light — and I was shocked to find the clock ticking […]