A Graceful Taste has moved!

Hi friends! Thanks so much for following this blog — I had so much fun with it, and I hope you enjoyed everything it had to offer. I’ve decided, however, to move on from A Graceful Taste — but don’t worry, I”ll still be blogging!

My twin sister is a fabulous cook and baker, and we decided it was time we collaborated and created a joint blog. Hence, double-thyme.com was born, where we’ll take turns sharing some of our favorite recipes. Make sure to follow us on twitter and instagram (@doublethyme).

Much love,



Homemade Almond Milk

For my first post on Cooking Light’s blog, Simmer and Boil, I made and photographed homemade almond milk. I loved every part of the process, and being able to share with Cooking Light readers how simple it is to make (and how healthy the end … Continue reading

Buttery Herbed Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots 2

There aren’t many things in life better than homemade bread. Braiding challah, cutting butter into flour, kneading pita dough — no matter what I’m making, it proves to be a therapeutic process that results in a warm and comforting start to … Continue reading

Summertime Blueberry-Rhubarb Compote


The idea to make this tart, spoon-able compote came from the need to bring a topping to a waffle-bar get-together a few weeks ago. I knew I wanted to embrace the fresh flavors of summertime, but a peach topping had been claimed … Continue reading

Chocolate Loaf Cake with Berries & Cream

chocolate loaf cake with berries and cream

If there was ever a cake made for a topping of whipped cream, this is it. As the rest of the cake rises, the center sinks in, creating a perfect place to nestle freshly whipped cream and sweet summer berries. … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Caprese Salad

Butternut Squash Caprese - A Graceful Taste

This vibrant salad is a twist on the traditional caprese, with roasted butternut squash and fresh avocado adding color and flavor to the classic summer staple. Butternut squash is one of my all-time favorite ingredients — with just a drizzle of olive oil, a … Continue reading

Watermelon Salad with Mozzarella and Fresh Herbs

Last night, my sister and I had four of our closest friends over for dinner. We absolutely love throwing dinner parties — we put ourselves in charge of cooking, and our friends always create the most incredible ambiance, from the table … Continue reading

Basil Pesto Farro with Roasted Acorn Squash

Now that it’s June, there’s sure to be plenty of family cookouts and picnics with friends, and it’s nice to have a fresh summer main dish that can be served at home or taken to-go. I served this flavorful dish one night … Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Rosemary

No matter the season, butternut squash soup is the ultimate comfort food. This version is rich and silky smooth without the addition of cream, and the rosemary adds a delightfully herby aroma. Ingredients: 1 butternut squash 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive … Continue reading

Maddie’s Homemade Pizza Dough

My parents recently moved into a new house in Cincinnati, and my Uncle Greg bought us the absolute best housewarming gift — a pizza stone!! While my sisters and I were home over winter break, we all cleared our schedules … Continue reading