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No, You Don’t Always Need a Recipe

No, You Don’t Always Need a Recipe 2000 1335 Alison Ashton

The cooking that makes me happiest happens when I step away from a recipe and improvise with whatever’s on hand, like with this summery pasta.

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Give Me Your Tired Lettuce … for a Winning Condiment

Give Me Your Tired Lettuce … for a Winning Condiment 467 700 Alison Ashton

Don’t toss that wilted lettuce! Use it to make a stellar condiment. You know something’s up when you return home from a few days out of town happy to see a…

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Immunity-Boosting Borscht

Immunity-Boosting Borscht 700 469 Alison Ashton

Borscht: A Russian soup that always satisfies Quick, name a Russian dish. Bet borscht is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s practically a national dish in Russia, Ukraine…

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Plan Ahead for Fast Meals

Plan Ahead for Fast Meals 700 469 Alison Ashton

  This tasty salad was the result of desperation, preparedness and luck — all helpful elements for fast meals on the fly. You know that advice you always hear to…

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Dark Chocolate-Ancho Chile Cake

Dark Chocolate-Ancho Chile Cake 916 613 Alison Ashton

When dark chocolate meets ancho chile, it’s a happy taste match. This recipe started with a tub of leftover sour cream in the fridge and a yen for something with…

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Vegan Cheese 2.0

Vegan Cheese 2.0 1000 670 Alison Ashton

Cashew vegan cheese gets streamlined for better results. I’ve said it before: I’m not vegan,  I’m not into raw food and the Paleo Diet isn’t for me. But I am…

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A Hatch Chile Makes Great Content Strategy

A Hatch Chile Makes Great Content Strategy 1000 670 Alison Ashton

Learn how the produce company Melissa’s used clever content strategy to build the market for New Mexico’s legendary Hatch chiles.

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Wedding China Philosophy

Wedding China Philosophy 576 386 Alison Ashton

Our first casualty: Wedding china as a metaphor for life. Around the new year, after weeks of toying with the idea of getting some new dishware to replace the mismatched…

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Plum Compote with Cardamom

Plum Compote with Cardamom 640 955 Alison Ashton

Plum Compote with Cardamom: A messy project that ended up kinda pretty! I glanced down at the cutting board and it looked like a crime scene out of Dexter. My…

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5 Delicious Instagram Feeds

5 Delicious Instagram Feeds 1400 938 Alison Ashton

When I’m standing in line, sitting in a waiting room or otherwise have a few minutes to spare, like most of us, I turn to my smartphone to check in…

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