the clever cookbook is here + giveaway!

The Clever Cookbook |

Hi! It’s me.

Today’s the day friends!

I’m thrilled to announce the official arrival of The Clever Cookbook. Woo hoo!

When I quit my corporate job for culinary school, I had no idea this would be my journey. At times, I wasn’t sure where I was going or what to expect.

Right now, I couldn’t be happier.

My heart is full.

HUGE thank you to my family, friends, recipe testers, fellow bloggers, my editor & publisher- I couldn’t have done this without you.

I think back to all of those late nights organizing my thoughts, writing recipes, and editing photos…

And now, you will finally be able to hold this book in your hands!

The book is now available in stores, but you can also purchase online:

Oh, and PS! Epicurious named The Clever Cookbook one of Spring’s Best Cookbooks! YEAH!

So, let’s celebrate! Ready for this giveaway?!…

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busy morning breakfast cookies

busy morning breakfast cookies |

Ah, yes… the infamous morning routine.

Just when you think you’ve figured it all out- lunches, homework, outfits, commute- your world gets thrown upside down.

One child wakes up with a mysterious rash, your other child refuses to get off the toilet, and suddenly, you’ve slept through your alarm for the first time in 6 years!

Oh, and you can’t find the other shoe.

I created these busy morning breakfast cookies to combat life’s unpredictability….

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10 minute sun gold salsa {for the freezer}

10 minute sun gold salsa {for the freezer} |

We’ve got a ton of sun gold tomatoes growing in our garden at the moment.

Our neighbor gifted us 2 plants, and they’ve been shooting up like weeds! Next to the weeds!

Admittedly, I’m not the best at keeping a garden (it’s like having one extra room to clean). But I’m amazed at their resilience. Seeing homegrown tomatoes produce with such abundance triggers my seasonal nesting mode, and in this case, it’s all about making fresh salsa for the freezer.

Hands on time = 10 minutes….

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