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...