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Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

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Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

I work from home, and for the most part, it’s everything you’re imagining: laptop in bed, pajamas at 3:00 p.m., talking to my cats about their hopes and dreams. But what they don’t tell you about working from home is that you are responsible for lunch every single day. There aren’t any monthly team Chipotle lunches or impromptu midday margaritas with co-workers. It’s just me and the kitchen every single workday.

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The Coziest Toast

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The Coziest Toast

When I was growing up, cinnamon toast was a staple of my wholesome Midwestern childhood. My mom would make it for me as an occasional breakfast or more likely for a bedtime snack. Even now, as an adult making cinnamon toast for myself in my apartment overlooking San Francisco, when I bite into a warm, crunchy, sweet piece of cinnamon toast, I am transported back to Indiana in the 1980s. 

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Party Toast

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Party Toast

Call them "hacks," "secret weapons," or just plain ol' good ideas; I think we'd all agree that saving time without sacrificing quality is something we can get on board with. This is especially true when it comes to feeding a party. We've all been there; you've been planning for weeks, then somehow it's three hours before guests arrive, and it looks like a bomb went off in the living room. Not to mention, the only food you have to share is a couple slices of cold pizza, and some day old donuts. While this may not deter some guests, it's really not something we recommend falling back on.

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Adventures in Avocado Toast

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Adventures in Avocado Toast

When I first saw it on the menu at a trendy brunch spot in none other than the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco, I looked over my shoulder to see if I could spot my guardian angel. Alas, she was working invisibly as usual, placing me in the path of my destiny in such a way as to make me believe I’d chosen it myself. For avocado and bread are my two favorite foods, and here they were together in one perfect dish bearing the unassuming moniker of Avocado Toast.

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Grilled Tomato Bruschetta

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Grilled Tomato Bruschetta

In need of a summer/autumn inspired appetizer for your next BBQ, tailgate, or bonfire? This grilled tomato bruschetta has got you covered. The beautiful charred grilled tomatoes are chopped up, mixed together with red onion, fresh basil, and vinegars, before being topped on some Aunt Millie’s Honey White bread and served immediately. Delicious!

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Simple Cheese Strata

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Simple Cheese Strata

Despite having so many activities of obvious precedence, we still have to eat. This is when having a few, foolproof, ready-to-go meals become a necessity. However, as any seasoned veteran of summer time unpredictability knows, you have to be able to adapt. You never know who will be sitting at the table

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