Ingredient Spotlight: Percebes!

Percebes at Lincoln PDX

It’s not often that I am presented with a food or ingredient that is completely foreign to me. I consider myself to be a well-rounded and adventurous eater and I’ve tried a lot of different things in my lifetime. (I lived in Alaska, for crying out loud. We wild game of every shape and size. Have you ever eaten bear… Read More »

Cookbook Giveaway + A Recipe for Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler with Bourbon and Ginger

A Midsummer's Feast: Recipes for a Festive Summer Gathering

I am bursting with excitement, y’all. I wrote a cookbook. I tested recipes and slaved in my kitchen and edited instructions and pored over pages and now it’s finally done. My cookbook is published and I’m freaking out a little bit. I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me give you a little backstory. A few months ago, my friend Jenni… Read More »

Blueberry Lavender Jam with Vanilla Bean

blueberry lavender jam with vanilla bean | rosemarried

Sadly, this has not been a summer of canning. Rather, this has been a summer of work, writing a cookbook, throwing a pop-up beer garden for the World Cup, and getting ready for a tiny human. I’ve been distracted, to say the least. In the midst of the craziness, I’ve found pockets of spare time to can and preserve a… Read More »

The Best Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

classic wedge salad with buttermilk blue cheese dressing |

  I will make no apologies for my love of a good wedge salad. No, there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of here – just crisp iceberg lettuce, drowning in blue cheese dressing and adorned with a myriad of tasty toppings. Sure, a wedge salad is a little cliché. This is nothing new, people. But you know what? A… Read More »

Roasted Corn and Blueberry Bruschetta

roasted blueberry and corn crostini |

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but I would also argue that abundance is another mother of invention. Last weekend, I came home from the PDX Food Swap with 5+ pounds of fresh blueberries. I made jam (recipe to come!), enjoyed fresh blueberries with my yogurt and granola for breakfast every morning, and even froze a few… Read More »

Zucchini and Corn Skillet Sauté

Zucchini and Corn Sauté with Parmesan and Basil | Rosemarried

So far, I’ve craved the following things during pregnancy: apricots, deli macaroni salad, blueberries,  cookies n’ cream ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, macaroni and cheese, french onion dip (and potato chips), grapes, s’mores, brownies (from a box), peaches and cottage cheese, and cereal. (I’ve been eating a lot of cereal.) Sadly, there have been zero vegetables on the cravings list…. Read More »

The Latest and Greatest: A Cookbook, A Weekend on the Umpqua, and Grilled Brussels Sprouts.


I blinked and found myself smack in the middle of July. It’s 95 degrees and I’m 6 months pregnant, and I’m trying my darndest to not be crabby about it. I’m gobbling up summer berries like a crazy woman. I cannot stop eating cherries, apricots, and blueberries. I bought a kiddie pool (when my niece was in town visiting), but… Read More »