Wild Mushroom Pappardelle

Wild Mushroom Pappardelle

As I recently hinted in a cozy Valentine’s Night In post, the secret to a memorable holiday for two is not necessarily the frills, but rather the quality time. Our love languages (what’s yours?!) might dictate how we spend a holiday such as Valentine’s or an anniversary — for some, it’s gifts; for me, it’s quality time. After just 25 minutes of cook time for this main course, you’ll have extra time to savor every swirl.

Instant Pot Risotto with English Peas + Spinach

Instant Pot Risotto with English Peas + Spinach

I know I’m very late to the Instant Pot train. But I have arrived, and my mind is blown. When it comes to a batch of risotto, there is something quite charming about standing over the stove, stirring, and stirring, and stirring again… But when you arrive home from a full 8-5 stretch, your arms are already sore from early morning boot camp that day, and you are very, very hungry, the Instant Pot version of risotto is not just satisfying — it is miraculous.

Buttermilk + Cornmeal Fried Pickles with Everything Seasoning

Buttermilk + Cornmeal Fried Pickles with Everything Seasoning

Fried pickles, y’all. Believe it or not, I never deep fry in my own kitchen. Yet there was something unique about this weekend’s beautiful autumn weather—crisp and cool yet sunny and inviting—coupled with our crew at the ranch and our timeless, stress-free agenda.