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Broken Flower Beauties

When I brought home a stunning deep pink bunch of lilies from the store, I was disappointed when I unwrapped them to find five of the buds had already snapped from the stems. I popped them into mismatched wine glasses…

Kylie and Michelle’s Potato Bake

When I was in Hawaii with my two sisters last month (apologies for the not-so-subtle skite!), I watched closely when they cooked up a storm for the Aussies who were all vacationing together. Their potato bake is legendary among our…

Bowls

If there's a veggie bowl on the menu these days, that's what I'm having. I love digging through the layers until I get to the brown rice on the bottom. The bowl itself makes it feel like comfort food. I…

Snickerdoodles

This is yet another tradition I didn't grow up with, in Australia. I can't resist the name, so I had to try making these cinnamon-y treats myself. What I did grow up with was warm buttered toast sprinkled with cinnamon…

Rice Pudding

This yummy dessert recipe will have you 'accidentally' cooking too much white rice, every week! I did that last night and luckily had enough ingredients to pull together a delicious version of this old fashioned treat. For the very naughty…

Recreating childhood memories

Some of my favorite memories, growing up, are from the simple seaside vacations at my grandparents' duplex about an hour's drive north of our home in Sydney, Australia (an early Airbnb!). Winter break was suddenly on us here in Southern…

Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

This rich creamy avocado sauce makes the most incredible meal. There is nothing bad in it: fresh avocados, lemon juice, green onions, garlic, olive oil, and spaghetti. It's quick to prepare, and it's surprisingly good. Even though I've made this…