Prickly Pear Margaritas

prickly pear margaritas

I am a strong believer in trying new things. I think everything deserves to be tried at least once, whether it be crickets fried in butter and garlic, or a new and exotic fruit you find hanging out in the produce section. Sometimes this doesn’t play out so well, like in the case of really, […]

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Fig, Rosemary, & Goat Cheese Tartines

Fig, Rosemary, & Goat Cheese Tartines | Will Cook For Friends

Figs are a rare indulgence here in the midwest. Their season is short, just late summer and early fall, and their delicate nature makes them difficult to ship, so they are especially scarce in areas outside of where they are grown. When T-Hubs and I were on our honeymoon last year, on the coast of […]

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Fig Bacon & Blue Cheese

Fig, Bacon, & Blue Cheese Salad

You know when people say, “wow, this tastes delicious! And I don’t even like _____ ingredient!” I can’t help but cringe a little. I get the sentiment, I really do, but I can’t help but think… I love _____ ingredient. I love it in all its tasty gloriousness. So if you hate it, but like […]

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Blackberry Soda with Homemade Blackberry Syrup | Will Cook For Friends

Blackberry Soda with Homemade Blackberry Syrup

It’s been drink-y kind of weather lately. You’ve probably noticed, based on the sheer number of beverages appearing on this here blog. Actually, by that logic, it’s been a drink-y kind of year. You remember that first cocktail recipe I posted around Thanksgiving last year? I’ve made almost a dozen more since then. Which is […]

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Grilled Peach & Rosemary Prosecco | Will Cook For Friends

Grilled Peach & Rosemary Prosecco

Dear Peaches, Please don’t leave. I know my pinterest feed has been hit by a tidal wave of pumpkin this, and pumpkin that, and the whole internet is a’buzz with this collective push for summer to be over and fall to be here, but really? It’s only August. And just last week, I found myself […]

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Summer Berry Galette With Lemon & Thyme | Will Cook For Friends

Summer Berry Galette with Lemon & Thyme

Like most people who enjoy food and cooking, I love Julia Child. Yes, she was a little before my time — I grew up watching Good Eats, not The French Chef — but Julia Child’s sensibilities about food were still a prominent part of my learning to cook, and are still more relevant than ever. […]

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Go Gluten Free Pumpkin Ravioli

Go Gluten Free Pumpkin Ravioli

Last week, I shared this photo on facebook: It was just a normal Friday afternoon, walking through Whole Foods, when what do I see staring back at me in the checkout lane? My photo on the cover of a magazine! Not a photo of me, of course, but a photo I had taken, all smooth […]

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Grilled Pinapple Jalapeno Mezcal Margarita | Will Cook For Friends

Grilled Pineapple & Jalapeno Mezcal Margarita

You guys. This is it. I finally bought a grill. This has been on my wish list for years, and now my wish has come true. I basically spent two hours dancing around the yard when I finished assembling it. Now, yes, it’s true, I’ve shared grilling recipes here before… but those have always been made […]

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Zucchini Pesto Pasta | Will Cook For Friends

Zucchini Pesto Pasta (Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

It’s that time of year again. The time when it is too hot to cook, and everyone and their brother are trying to pawn off their zucchini surplus on unsuspecting bystanders like myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love zucchini… but pounds upon pounds of it can be a bit much to handle when I […]

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