shallot and mushroom eggs en cocotte

I initially shied away from making eggs en cocotte because I was convinced that the only way I wanted to eat eggs was very softly scrambled with lots of butter. I am happy to report that I was undeniably wrong; and I can’t believe it took me this long to make what I now call […]

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Dutch baby with lemon-basil maple syrup

It took Patrick a second to register what I meant when I said I wanted to make Dutch babies last weekend. For the record, he is not Dutch. And obviously I meant Dutch baby pancakes. I am embarrassed to admit it had been months since I made one, as it’s one of my faaaaavorite breakfast […]

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Spicy Bloody Mary

Congratulations to those of you wrapping up your January Whole30, or your “dry January”, or your self-proclaimed month of eating leaves and detox drinks. In honor of your dieting accomplishments I made you a celebratory cocktail! And then I drank said cocktail, because a) it’s delicious, and b) I was home alone with two Bloody […]

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vanilla custard french toast

I’m ruined. I will never ever want any other French toast except this one. I might even break tradition and request that my family make it on Christmas morning instead of our usual egg casserole. Blasphemous of me, I know. But, try this for yourself and I DARE you not to want it during the […]

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holiday spiced zucchini bread

I am not usually very dramatic, but this zucchini bread is insanely delicious and you should make it asap. It is dense but very moist, only slightly sweet, and has holiday spices that warm you right up. Plus, if you decide to make it with the “optional” fresh cranberries (and, ahem, you should), you now […]

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milk & toast: hemp milk and “nutella” superfood spread

Stop rolling your eyes. No, I haven’t become a dreadlocked hippie who only eats foods that are naturally green. I finally took Sarah Britton’s advice to make my own hemp milk and now I never want to go back. When I wake up in the morning, one of my first thoughts is a primal “coffee coffee […]

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chai spiced steel-cut oats

My friend Amy has been reminding me for years about the chai-spiced oatmeal we had once in college. I do not blame her though-it was really good (thank you, Kyle). I made a mental note to get creative with my spice cabinet and write down a basic recipe to send to her. It has only taken […]

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superfood “milkshake”

I made this for the first time when I was doing Whole30 with Patrick and it’s been a recipe that stuck around ever since. That confession will probably get me excommunicated from the serious Whole30 community, but just remember that is how much I love you, my blog followers and friends. Even though this milkshake […]

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spicy garlic deviled eggs

As cliché as making deviled eggs for Easter brunch might seem, I don’t hear anyone complaining. Deviled eggs are always the first dish to disappear at the church potluck. Or maybe that is just my perception because Patrick can miraculously eat his weight in deviled eggs and ask for more, please and thank you. There […]

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buttermilk biscuits

Baking scares me just a little… ok quite a lot. Do one tiny thing incorrectly and you end up with Frisbee discs and hockey pucks instead of pancakes and biscuits. My formal baking education amounts to Paul Hollywood’s narrative on The Great British Baking show (I may have binge watched all three seasons in the […]

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