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grilled cheese crostini melts

grilled cheese crostini melts

This post was created in partnership with Colavita. All opinions are our own.

You could be riding on the subway or reading this on a train / perhaps you’re in a car or flying high up in a plane / you could be stuck at work or relaxing in your home / you may be in a crowded park sitting all alone / you might be with your family or eating lunch with friends / you could be on vacation, it really just depends / if you’re lying on a sandy beach or camping by a lake / walking down a busy street or browsing on your break / we have a new hors d’oeuvre that we think you will adore / the moment that you try it, you’ll immediately want more / so sit back, relax, and fasten your seatbelts / while we tell you all about our Grilled Cheese Crostini Melts.

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cacio e pepe summer pasta salad

cacio e pepe summer pasta salad

This post was created in partnership with Colavita. All opinions are our own.

A funny thing happened on the way to the mailbox last night. Our small, cozy home rests at the bottom of a long, steep driveway, so every time we check the mail or take out the trash, it’s like climbing up the side of Mount Everest. But we love where we live. Yesterday evening during our daily ascent up the hill, a full moon lit the sky, and two great-horned owls were hooting in the trees. When we arrived at the mailbox, we noticed a small shape across the street running towards us in the dark. This mystery creature didn’t show any signs of slowing down, and as it grew closer we could see bright streaks of black and white flashing in the moonlight. At that moment, it became terrifyingly obvious that this curious animal was indeed a skunk. We both froze, hoping it would turn the other way, but it kept coming towards us. We said some prayers and a few other words that can’t be repeated here, then panicked and sprinted back to the house as fast as we could. We didn’t get the mail and we didn’t get sprayed, but we got a good workout and a dose of excitement for the day. With all the coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, owls, opossums, hawks, small snakes, and lizards roaming our neighborhood, it seems more like the Serengeti than Los Angeles. But temperatures are starting to sizzle, reminding us that summer has arrived—this is clearly not Africa, and the Hollywood Bowl is just twenty minutes away.

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heirloom tomato and california avocado galette

heirloom tomato and california avocado galette

This post was created in partnership with the California Avocado Commission. All opinions are our own.

On your mark, galette set… go! June is officially California Avocado Month and summer is just around the corner, so fix yourself a refreshing island sunrise cocktail, and let’s get this pastry party started! This year, we’ve had the pleasure of partnering with California Avocados. Each month they’ve inspired us to create recipes with exciting new themes, and this time our theme is Movie Meals—dishes that are perfect for a cozy movie night at home. If you’ve never tried a galette before, let this baked beauty be your first. Introducing our Heirloom Tomato and California Avocado Galette: this show stopping pie will turn any movie night into a groovy night!

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toasted orzo with roasted garlic and asparagus

toasted orzo with roasted garlic and asparagus

There is something magical that happens when you toast orzo on a hot stove. Who would have thought that browning this cute, rice-shaped pasta in melted butter would be the first step in preparing a simple dinner like this? It’s one of our favorite tricks that adds extra flavor to dishes, and we’ve shared about this tasty technique before—like in our Toasted Orzo With Kale, Basil, And Pecorino Romano on the blog and in our easy, one-pan Toasted Orzo with Brussels Sprouts and Wilted Greens from the Sides chapter in our cookbook. Today we’re using this magnificent method once more and turning your dinner table into a colorful spring spectacle. This dish has been on repeat in our house all week, and we’re so excited to share it with you today: Toasted Orzo with Roasted Garlic and Asparagus.

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impossible breakfast sliders

impossible breakfast sliders

This post was created in partnership with Impossible™ Foods. All opinions are our own.

Rise and shine! The sun is up and the weather is sweet. The Husbands are here with an easy breakfast treat. It’s a busy time of year with the holidays and such, so we thought we’d share a recipe that doesn’t need much. This post may feel like a poem or a song, but it’s not meant to be that, nor meant to be long. It’s just a simple recipe to start off your day, with a few tasty ingredients which we will soon convey. Impossible™ Breakfast Sliders are on the the menu this morning, and they are incredibly addicting—we must give you fair warning.

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