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Ultimate Juice with Beets, Apples, and Spinach

This glass of healthfulness is known as my Ultimate Juice as it provides several servings of fruits and veggies including beets, carrots, and spinach along with apples, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. This super healthy juice is much easier to digest than would be a smoothie. It is filled with nutrients. Even if you aren’t a…

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Sweet Potato, Avocado, and Feta Salad with Lime-Honey Vinaigrette

This salad is a complete meal in a bowl. It is filled with sauteed onions and peppers which become soft and lightly charred, roasted sweet potatoes, creamy avocado, salty feta, and a zesty lime vinaigrette. Nonetheless, you could easily serve this salad alongside grilled chicken or steak, if you like. This recipe is also endlessly…

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Croissant Egg Sandwiches with Honey-Mint Fruit Salad

Good morning 2022! This is the time of year when everyone starts stressing over their New Year’s Resolutions and beginning their regimen of exercise and healthy eating. This year, I encourage you to make a different kind of resolution- to create simple, beautiful moments for yourself where you can truly enjoy yourself and relish in…

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Grilled Ham and Cheese with Sliced Apple and Fig Preserves

My mom is renowned for her grilled cheese sandwiches. I am not exaggerating here. Truly, making grilled cheese is an art form. Her sandwiches are an amalgamation of melted swiss cheese, oozing out of the sides, and buttery, toasted bread that crunches when you bite into it. In the summer, she’ll add a slice of…

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Hello everyone and welcome to Three Peas in a Pod! I’m Kate, a graduate student in desperate need of a passion project. This food blog will celebrate seasonal and simple savory meals and crave-able sweets, along with a few elaborate dinners and adventurous desserts. More than anything though, this blog is dedicated to family recipes. As a child, I remember watching Emeril Lagasse’s cooking show with my dad. Bam! On holiday’s, I remember waking up to glorious smells wafting from the kitchen, where my parents were cooking for holiday parties. Our family Christmas Eve parties were particularly legendary, bringing together a gaggle of extended family members to linger over fancy, specialty store-bought pate and unfancy drunken dogs- a specialty of my dad’s that combine a magnificent amount of brown sugar and whiskey to create an unforgettable dish. Appetizers were followed by Julia Child’s cream of mushroom or asparagus soup, a main course of beef filet or spiral glazed ham, and lusciously creamy scalloped potatoes. Meanwhile, Christmas and Easter mornings were occupied by Eggs Benedict brunches. Are you hungry yet?

Though I’m incredibly interested in sharing my recipes with you, hearing feedback, and getting inspired, I must confess that my motivations as I begin to write this blog are mostly selfish. I would like to preserve in writing my most favorite recipes and the memories associated with them, including everything from my earliest kitchen experimentations to those fabled Christmas Eve parties. Here on the East coast, we live by the gradual morphing of season to season. Comfort food dominates during the flurry of winter snowflakes. Farm stands crop up in the early summer months. Easter heralds the fresh produce of spring and fall- glorious fall- represents a time of foliage, sweaters, pumpkins, and spices. Thus, we begin in my favorite season, Autumn, where we celebrate the last vestiges of summer and look forward to warming, comforting dishes. This month, I’d like to introduce myself by sharing some of my favorite recipes- my dad’s Penne alla Vodka, my favorite Pumpkin Muffins, and my interpretation of Julia Child’s French Onion Soup. Let’s get cooking!

Penne alla Vodka
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Brunch Bruschetta

Smoothies and Juices:

Banana-Pear Smoothie with Cinnamon and Honey

Kitchen Sink Smoothies

Soon to Come: Beet Juice

Healthy Eating:

Perfect Chicken Caesar salad

Spring Mix and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Greek Inspired Power Bowl

Brunch Recipes:

Eggs Benedict

Brunch Bruschetta

Ham, Cheddar, and Chive Baked Egg Strata


Stuffed Mushrooms

Rye Toasts

Drunken Dogs

Comfort Food:

Mediterranean-Inspired Beef Stew

Autumn Harvest Soup

French Onion Soup


Vanilla-Bean Sugar Cookies

Amazingly Soft Ginger Cookies

Checkerboard Cookies


  1. Hi Kate, I love love love your passion project. I’m excited to take this journey with you! I can’t wait to see what’s next. I love your stories about Christmas eve get togethers. The food looks amazing. Best wishes.

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    • Thank you so much! As I said, more than anything this is a family blog, and I love reminiscing about our favorite foods and memories. There’s much more to come!


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