Recipe Index

Seasonal archive

looking back on 2012: my favorite recipes of the past year

January 2nd is my husband’s birthday and I hate to say it but I’m not on top of things this year. There is no cake at the ready, but that will come soon enough. He’s picked one out, I just…

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christmas morning: walnut cake

On Christmas morning I turn into a giddy child. I have a hard time sleeping on the 24th and I wake up early, probably way too early, filled with excitement for the morning ahead. Around noon, we head to my…

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holiday bliss balls: snow white coconut snowballs

Want a super easy candy recipe that’s actually pretty healthy too? Look no further than these lightly sweetened no-bake coconut snowballs. Don’t be confused with one of my older coconut snowball recipes – totally different but super tasty. When I…

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a respite from the crazy: white bean, yam & kale stew (with sausage)

It’s been a crazy, stressful time over here at ELS HQ. This past weekend I wrapped up a very busy 2-day craft fair (thanks to all of you who stopped by and said hi!) and mailed out a bunch of…

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happy & merry, it’s my first holiday giving guide (+ a cocktail recipe)!

I’m always a proponent for making holiday gifts, especially the edible kind. For the past few years, I’ve compiled holiday lists for my favorite things to bake, make and give. But today I wanted to share some lovely things that…

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hasty apple cake: ozark pudding cake

It’s apple-eating season and I’m enjoying the bounty. I’ve been eating local apples since late August and I’m not tiring of them anytime soon. Granny Smiths have been my favorite for a long time, but for the past couple of…

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rustic dessert: winter fruit pie with walnut crumb

I made this pie for Thanksgiving and realized that I forgot to post about it. A shame since it’s a very good pie. But it all works out since Amercian Thanksgiving is coming up in a few weeks and this pie…

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in your corner: chard & nappa cabbage sesame coconut slaw

In a world where inspiration can come from everywhere, sometimes it seems like advice is a dime a dozen. Pick a font, slap up a poster and your motto is gold, at least for the time being. While I love…

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