Guacamole with Pistachios

Jen Schall is a dear blogger friend, and soon she’ll be having a baby girl! I’m just thrilled for Jen and her husband Darron, and I’m excited to be participating in a virtual baby shower for them today.

I “brought” this Guacamole with Pistachios.

The first time Jen and I got together was in New York City a few years ago. We had planned an afternoon of walking around before joining a larger group for dinner. I must admit that I was a little nervous about meeting up because I didn’t know if we’d get along, but Jen put me right at ease from the very first moment I saw her smile. We talked the whole day away after that, and had a great time.

I’ve been lucky enough to see Jen (and her smile) twice since then at the 2nd and 3rd annual Big Summer Potlucks. Fingers crossed I get to see her there again next summer, and that she brings the baby :)

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Olive Oil Granola with Dried Persimmon and Pistachios

I make homemade granola quite frequently; we go through a lot of it in my home. This has been my “go-to” recipe for a while, but when I picked up some organic dried persimmons recently, I decided to try them in an adapted version of this granola recipe from Saveur. One thing I have noticed … Read more