Mini Corn + Tomato Quiche with Bacon

  I’m not going to pretend that I make pretty, little breakfasts like this on weekday mornings. These are easy enough to make on a weekday, but you’re more likely to find them on our table (…er, um, coffee table in front of the tv) for weekend brunch or B4D...

3 Summer Aguas Frescas

  My family lived in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico for a summer when I was 4 years old, while my parents helped build a church. We’d take trips down the street from our little apartment to the produce market, where the vendors would have aguas frescas (Spanish...

Salad of the Month: Grilled Vegetable Salad

  I’ve always thought it was ironic that summer is “grilling season” because who wants to stand in front of a blazing fire when it’s already a million degrees outside?! Maybe nobody wants to expose themselves to the extra heat, but many of us seem to think it’s...

How to Cut a Pineapple

  If you’ve never tackled a whole pineapple, it can be intimidating. Oh, and choosing the perfect pineapple from a sea of prickly fruit? That’s scary. But fear no more! Here are some easy tips for selecting a pineapple and step-by-step instructions for cutting it...

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

  I recently started reading Rachel Held Evans’ book Searching for Sunday,* a story about her difficult relationship with the church and what eventually brought her back to it. She frames the book around seven sacraments (baptism, confession, communion, and so...

Berry Galette with Whole Wheat Pecan Crust

  I have a confession to make: I don’t really like pie crust. Perhaps because I’ve had a few too many soggy-bottomed, storebought crusts. I hate wasting food, but luckily there is usually a willing recipient nearby who will take my crust after I’ve scraped out my...