truffled umami popcorn

Let me say a very heartfelt thank you to all of you who followed along with my recipes this year. Experimenting in the kitchen has always been my fun and creative outlet (especially during “unprecedented times”), so I thank you for sharing in that with me. I always get a bit sentimental with my last […]

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holiday rum punch

Here it is, my go-to evening libation for the 2021 holiday season. Usually I’m a “glass of wine type person”, but this deliciously boozy, creamy, holiday spiced drink has my number. If you have ever spiked your eggnog, this drink is for you. If you don’t like eggnog, this drink is still for you (spoiler: […]

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fig and cranberry salad with candied walnuts and balsamic honey dressing

Winter salads often feel uninspiring, like the unwanted step-sister to the glory that is spring and summer salads. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Every December I try to come up with a festive salad that you’d actually be excited to make and eat. Here are the holiday salads for 2016, 2017, 2018, […]

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browned butter and thyme popovers with whipped honey butter

I love rolls as much as the next person; amongst my favorites are these and these. Armed with a good pep talk (or tantalizing photos of buttery rolls) I am usually able to convince myself that making yeasted breads are worth the effort. But on Thanksgiving I throw in the towel and give up any […]

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cauliflower half-steaks with hazelnuts, sumac, gruyère, and lemony herbs

I love cauliflower, but honestly this recipe is all about the topping for me (I often eat it by the spoonful). Ever since I tried Joshua McFadden’s cauliflower steaks from his cookbook, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables*, I became determined to make my own fall-inspired version for Thanksgiving. My first iteration of this […]

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onion, mushroom, and barley turnovers

Now that Halloween is over it feels like we’ve just stepped onto a slip ‘n slide and are speeding towards Thanksgiving. One pattern I’ve noticed is that many families seem to be doing something slightly different than the “traditional” dinner this year. If that is you, more power to you; there’s no rule book saying […]

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creamy chicken and wild rice soup with lacinato kale

If my recipe titles had a snarky subtitle or tagline, here are a few I’d consider for this soup: Sneaky (and failed) ways I try to get my 2 year old daughter to eat greens. Sneaky (and failed) ways I try to get my 32 year old brother to eat mushrooms. I made a vat […]

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extra savory chicken stock

I have a few traditions, or if I’m being honest, compulsions when making my homemade chicken stock. First and foremost, I always start off with the carcass of my rosemary and thyme whole roasted chicken. It all started when, after a lovely dinner of roasted chicken, I drudged back into the kitchen knowing that before […]

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baked macaroni and cheese

I admit that the world needs another macaroni and cheese recipe about as much as it needs another Fast & Furious film…I concede that. And yet I’m going to share my mac n cheese recipe with you anyway, which I’m sure comes as a surprise to exactly no one. While I am not above hungrily […]

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curried butternut squash soup

For all of my non-adult years (a debatable number, depending on whom you ask) I equated squash with baby food. Not that I was that far off, as those of you with children can attest. But like a few other foods (tomatoes, beans, and even honey), I have seen the light and crawled out from […]

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