Julianna Strickland

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chicken pozole verde

David and I spent Christmas this year in Kansas where we had a delicious white chicken chili at Old Mill Tasty Shop. After coming home to LA, David asked if I’d recreate something similar to eat at home. Because he doesn’t love beans, I went for something more akin to a pozole verde so we could use hominy instead. Pozole verde usually has pork instead of chicken, but I prefer the taste of chicken so I went with that. Because of these swap outs it’s not super traditional, but the end result is still really tangy and hearty and healthy!

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blackberry sage gin & tonic

HELLO HALLOWEEN. I am totally smitten with this cocktail. I am a hippie at heart and love burning palo santo, incense, and...you guessed it…dried sage. Burning sage, or smudging, is an ancient spiritual practice thought to get rid of negative energy. Regardless of your beliefs about this, burning sage smells awesome and adds a whimsical and grounding element to this gin & tonic. Fresh muddled blackberries give it a spooky red hue making it perfect for your next All Hallows Eve get-together.

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Lemon Sunshine Icebox Cake

I've always been fascinated with vintage everything: dresses, movies, cars, cookbooks, pyrex, photographs, the list is practically endless.  In line with this is my particular fascination with vintage recipes.  While a lot of recipes from the 50's & 60's are unquestionably gross (fish infused gelatin, lobster relish, frozen cheese: I rest my case), there are some pretty delish ones too. 

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Lattice Top Apple Pie

For Thanksgiving this year I went with an old-school classic: apple pie.  I never want to make anything too basic though, so I spiced it up with lemon zest and a splash (well, a few splashes) of brandy. The result is a pie that's bright and highlights the natural sweeteness of three different varietals of apples.  ENJOY!

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How to Make a Bento Box Lunch

I don’t have kids yet, but I like to think I’m qualified to offer advice on them because 1) I have spent a bajillion hours babysitting and 2) I like a lot of the same things kids like.  So when I say, “hey do this for your kid,” I’m also suggesting things that I already do for myself.  And lunch is included in that suggestion, and not just regular lunch, but really fun lunch.

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