vegetarian gravy

Vegetarian gravy. It’s not just for the vegetarians, I promise. For example, what if you want gravy without the hassle of cooking meat? Let’s be honest, most of us want gravy with our mashed potatoes. And spooned over everything else on our dinner plate. Because #Merica. Another point in favor of vegetarian gravy- fewer calories […]

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cranberry sauce with rosemary, port, and figs

If someone told you that your tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe should take the back burner for a new and improved version, most of you would roll your eyes and say “no thanks.” So I’ll tread lightly as I suggest you make this cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving next week. Mix it up this […]

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chicken pot pie

I’m breathing a sigh of relief because my chicken pot pie recipe has been in recipe purgatory for years (yes, you read that correctly) and I’m finally ready to share it with the world. What’s so complicated about pot pie? Absolutely nothing. I was down the endless rabbit hole of changing small recipe details here […]

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alfredo pasta with browned butter, cauliflower, and ricotta

If you’re like me, this recipe had you hooked at browned butter. Anytime I see browned butter listed, I don’t care what the recipe is, I want to make it asap. However, the best thing about this recipe is not the browned butter (insert surprised gasp here), but that you are rewarded with a creamy […]

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golden milk

We are entering a season of warm, spice-filled drinks, and in my opinion golden milk should be in your regular rotation- if not only because it’s delicious, but for the many health benefits turmeric provides. Plus, golden milk has all the necessary components of a classic fall beverage- warm, spiced, with a hint of sweet, and […]

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salted butterscotch pudding

I don’t often order dessert when I eat out at restaurants, but when I do it’s probably because one of the following tantalized me: something with chocolate and peanut butter, a molten chocolate cake, or a butterscotch pudding. My game plan for eating out usually means saving my calories for wine, cheese, or bread (can […]

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kale salad with preserved lemon and a curry dressing

I swore I didn’t like kale until Deb Perelman posted a recipe for this salad; I tried it for the first time when my friend Erika brought it over for a fall diner party. It turns out Deb used to be in the same camp as I, the camp I labeled as, “everyone who likes […]

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grilled chicken marinade with garlic, lime, and sesame

I have had so much fun grilling this summer that I am a little sad at the thought of letting our grill sit dormant all winter long. I’ve entertained thoughts of becoming “that crazy neighbor” who bundles up and charges outside in the freezing winter temperatures with a full tank of propane and a plate […]

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stone fruit salad with cardamom and crème fraîche

Peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, and the rest of the stone fruit family are showing off right now. It’s as if summer is presenting a lavish peace offering on its way out… “Sorry, I have to leave soon, but here is a parting gift.” I remember one particular summer evening as a child- I found out […]

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grilled corn with chili-lime butter, Cotija, and herbs

After our previous grill became a home to stray rodents I decided we had two options: burn the BBQ immediately in protest, or take it to the dump. After Patrick calmly told me that incinerating our propane gas grill would not be the wisest idea, he loaded it up and took it to the nearest […]

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