Herb Potato Salad

Herb Potato Salad-6 This post is sponsored by Sharp. A big thank you to sponsors that make this little blog possible! All opinions are my own.

This weekend my family is flying to attend my dad’s graduation in Phoenix. Yes, at just shy of 60 my dad has become Dr. Bradfield after earning a PhD. I can’t wait to see him receive his diploma on Saturday.

My whole life I have seen my dad work hard at everything he does. When I was young, he was a very involved and present figure in my life despite working in high stress jobs for most of his life. Dinners consisted of history lessons and debates on current events (and often still do). Any sport we took up as kids had my dad coaching us (minus my stint as an ice skater) including when I played soccer, a sport he had hardly played himself. I even had one of my first feminist lightbulb moments as an awkward, insecure teenager because of my dad when he pointed out how every headline on a beauty magazine cover is designed primarily to make women feel insecure and focus on gaining the attraction of men. He is the best coach and the best teacher.

In short, he is a wonderful father and role model for me and my brother. … 

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Crispy Baked Chicken-3

Crispy Baked Chicken with Onions and Lemon

This post is sponsored by Sharp. A big thank you to sponsors that make this little blog possible! All opinions are my own. This is the easiest, simplest meal I’ve ever thrown together for a weeknight (besides reheating leftovers or just having a cheese plate as dinner…). I know I’ve written before about my lack… 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pandowdy-6

Strawberry Rhubarb Pandowdy + Sharp Microwave Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Sharp. A big thank you to sponsors that make this little blog possible! All opinions are my own. June is a very special month in American history.  June 12 is Loving Day, the anniversary of the 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down anti-miscegenation laws. Anti-miscegenation laws made… 

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Rampchi Or Kimchi Made With Ramps

This post is about a month too late. I figure I’ll just post it for next spring when the ramps pop up again after a long winter. Ramp season is tragically short and my love of them is so deep that I figured I needed to find a way to preserve them to eat throughout… 

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Balsamic Skirt Steak Tacos with Blue Cheese and Chimichurri-4

Balsamic Skirt Steak Tacos with Blue Cheese and Chimichurri

I’m partnering with Castello for a Summer of Blue. A big thank you to Castello for sponsoring this post! I seem to be on a grilling kick since the weather this May has turned to weather you’d typically experience in the DC area in mid-August. Yesterday it was sunny, hot, and humid at dawn. The heaviness… 

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Grilled Pizza Two Ways

This is a post sponsored by Colavita and inspired by Italian summer grilling. The content and opinions expressed below are mine. An unseasonably cold spring has turned into a hot, sticky summer seemingly overnight. Scarves and jackets quickly turned into flowing dresses and open-toed shoes as I attempt to commute to work in DC by… 

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Hwajeon – Sweet Matcha Rice Cakes with Fresh Flowers and Honey Syrup

Spring is my least favorite season. It wasn’t always this way. When I was a kid, the arrival of spring heralded warmer weather and a countdown to summer vacation. When I was in my early twenties my immune system decided that tree pollen is my body’s worst enemy and I developed seasonal allergies. When I… 

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Pimento Cheese Scones-9

Pimento Cheese Scones

Sometimes a certain food gets ingrained in my mind to the point of obsession and it doesn’t stop until I finally have had my fill of it. This can lead to certain food catastrophes, such as the Cheesecake Incident of 1998 where I helped myself to large, gluttonous portions of Costco cheesecake until I got sick…. 

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The CSA Cookbook: Review

I’ve been following Linda Ly of Garden Betty for years. Although I seem to kill every living plant I attempt to grow, I have these romantic notions of growing my own food and having backyard chickens someday. This of course is a dream that will need to wait since I live in an urban condo with only… 

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