It’s an honest look into our marriage of nearly ten years and how we fumble through life together, with three kids and everything else that’s thrown alas, It’s real, funny, encouraging, tough and incredibly delicious. It is also an extension of the series I started on this site called, Dating My Husband. These posts are often my favorite to write and always the best to read your comments and emails in response to.

The book consists of 25 seasonal dates each having its own menu and a helpful plan to make creating this menu simple, even if you have a full-time job and children underfoot. Each recipe begins with the story from our date where I open up to you about our marriage — the joys, the trials and the work it takes to make it thrive.

You can order Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship NOW!

Date Night In Events:
December 29 Appetizers & Signing Chuckanut Manor, Bellingham WA 4 – 7
January 15 Signing at Book Larder, Seattle, WA
February 4 Signing at Omnivore Books, San Francisco, CA
February 6 Party & Signing, Private Residence, Palm Springs, CA (email for ticket information)
February 7  Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. At Marsha Young’s The Interior’s Designer Showroom 41801 Corporate Way, Suite 9, Palm Desert (760) 779-0525
February 14 Dinner at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland tickets on sale at
March 8 Dinner with Sunday Suppers (tickets on sale now!)
March 16 Date Night In class at Ciao Thyme, Bellingham, WA
April 30 Signing 7:00 pm Village Books, Bellingham, WA 
May 2 Signing 11:00 am at Ruffles & Rust Square Snohomish, WA

Date Night In Book Trailer from Not Without Salt on Vimeo.


Look who’s dating:

Rice & Bread Magazine

Providence Journal

NY Times! 

Salt Lake Tribune

Buzzfeed Food 

Real Simple

Chocolate & Marrow

Two Peas and Their Pod

Cake Over Steak

My Habit

The Little Loaf

The Desert Sun

The Kitchn

Sasha from Tending the Table makes the Pea and Prosciutto Crostini

Aran shares the recipe for Braised Lentils with Kale and Mushrooms.

Tara from Seven Spoons brings me to tears with her thoughtful post. 

Foodess reviews the book.

Brian uses the Tzatziki dressing as a dip for Shrimp Fritters.

Luisa makes and LOVES the brownies. 

Washington Post makes the Braised Lentils

I make the Bittersweet Brownies on New Day Northwest (video)

A Sweet Spoonful shares the White Salad

Turntable Kitchen shares the Kale Salad with Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette

Treats with a Twist shares the Winter Barbecue

Heather’s Dish talks about finding a new rhythm with date nights

Sprouted Kitchen made the Parmesan Crusted Sweet Potatoes look so beautiful loves the idea for dating in on New Year’s offers 5 Tips for a Delicious Date Night In

Glamour Magazine

Publisher’s Weekly

Cool Mom Picks: Best Cookbooks for Families

Dolly & Oatmeal loves the SECRET sauce

Times Argus shares the recipe for Flemish Stew