Perfect Oatmeal Cookies

I don't often call recipes perfect, but these oatmeal cookies are soft, chewy, and warmly spiced - everything a good oatmeal raisin cookie should be.

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to share these oatmeal cookies with you today because they truly are the best. A few weeks ago, I got an intense craving for a good oatmeal raisin cookie. I ran to the kitchen and hastily threw together ingredients that I happened to have on hand and, without really measuring, I made some ok oat-ball kind of cookies. They halfway hit the spot, but my craving continued. So when I flipped through Sarah Copeland’s beautiful new book Every Day is Saturday, her oatmeal cookie recipe grabbed my attention. Sarah writes, “there are three kinds of…

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How to Cook Corn on the Cob

Learn how to cook corn on the cob with this easy recipe! Hot, sweet, and juicy, it's the best summer side dish. Seasoning variations included!

It finally feels like summer around here, and for me there’s nothing more summery than corn on the cob! When I was a little kid, I remember my mom covering the stoop on the back patio with ripped-open paper bags, and my sister and I would spend hours removing the husks. I love sweet corn so many ways – I top it onto pizza, mix it into cornbread and cornbread stuffing, stuff it into tacos, blend it into hummus, add it to soups, chowder, and chili, or top it onto salad. You get the picture: I’m a corn addict! But my favorite…

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Homemade Pizza

This homemade pizza recipe is perfect for parties! Everyone loves pizza, and your guests can customize their toppings to suit their personal tastes.

Over the years, I’ve shared a number of pizza recipes on the blog (see here, here, and here), but never one from start to finish – crust & sauce included. In reality, though, we make homemade pizza from scratch fairly often around here. Why? It’s one of the few meals we eat where we get to spend time in the kitchen together. I do most of the cooking in our house, but when pizza night rolls around, both of us pitch in. I also love to make pizza when I entertain because, well, everyone loves pizza, and it’s customizable! It’s…

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Roasted Red Peppers

Making roasted red peppers at home couldn't be easier! I love having them on hand to punch up the flavor in sauces, sandwiches, scrambles, and more.

Last week, I finished up this fajita recipe, and I still had an abundance of bell peppers in the fridge. I debated what to do with them – Toss them into salad? Sauté them for my breakfast tacos? – but in the end, I settled on making roasted red peppers to have on hand for summer sauces, pizzas, pastas, and more. If you’ve never made roasted red peppers, it’s super easy, and when they’re finished, the peppers have a lightly sweet, charred flavor that’s a delicious addition to all sorts of recipes. They keep for several weeks in the fridge, so…

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Easy Fajitas

Celebrate summer with these rainbow veggie fajitas! Incredibly easy and insanely flavorful, this grilled fajita recipe is meant for entertaining.

Can you believe the 4th of July is right around the corner? It seems like Memorial Day was just last week! If you’re gearing up for the next big summer BBQ holiday, you have to give these delicious rainbow veggie fajitas a try. They’re super easy to make on the grill, and all the ingredients in this veggie fajita recipe can be found at ALDI, meaning that this whole fajita spread is really affordable too. I’ve been impressed with the quality of fresh produce and pantry staples at ALDI for a while now, but this season, their array of veggies (at…

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.