"If you're afraid of butter, use cream." -Julia Child Recipe developer, food stylist, culinary tinkerer and mama of two kitchen monkeys! When I'm not cooking (or cleaning up after cooking), I'm outside running, skiing, gardening and dodging nerf bullets.

Sourdough Rosemary Crackers

Rating: 5 stars 13
If you love making your own sourdough bread, don’t toss out the discard every time you fed and refresh your starter. Turn this flavorful, but unused, product into amazingly delicious (and amazingly easy to make) homemade crackers. With just the right amount of crunch and flavor, you won’t be able to stop snacking.

Decorated Foccacia Bread

Rating: 5 stars 5
This picture perfect foccacia is both a beautiful bread art piece and also happens to be incredibly delicious. Made with traditional yeasted dough, it uses a bit of milk (instead of sugar) to help the yeast rise and give additional flavor. It looks like a complicated project, but actually comes together super fast. Don't be scared by the prep time, most of the work happens while the dough is rising!

Homemade Queso Fresco

Queso fresco is a white, slightly salty, fresh cheese featured in Mexican and other Latin American cuisines. Its texture is somewhat firm and crumbly, similar to that of farmer’s cheese.

Homemade Vegan Coconut Yogurt

You can easily make delicious and creamy vegan yogurt at home, which has less sugar, less stabilizers, and requires less from your wallet than the yogurt you buy at the store.

Traditional Homemade Yogurt

Making creamy, rich, and healthy homemade yogurt is easier than you think (and cheaper than buying it at the store).

Spiced Orange Olive Oil Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
With just a touch of sweetness, this olive oil cake has a hint of orange zest and five spice powder. If you don't eat it all the first day, cut it into cubes and layer with whipped cream and oranges, or toast and slather with honey.

Easy Salmon Cakes

A great way to use leftover cooked or canned salmon for a quick and easy dinner.