spiced vanilla pear cocktail

In anticipation of 2021, let me say “cheers” to you with this cocktail. What a year it’s been. Not quite the roaring 20s some of us hoped for, to say the least. I heard someone joke recently that none of us will be writing the wrong year on our checks in 2021 (do people still […]

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overnight croissant french toast bake

This is truly the easiest breakfast to throw together the night before. Simply tear up the croissants right into your baking dish, mix them with milk and eggs, and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Forty-five minutes before you want to eat, pop the dish in the oven. This will be my new go-to […]

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roasted squash, cambozola, and caramelized onion flatbread with lemony greens

I wish I could poll all of you and ask, “what is the difference between pizza and flatbread?” The official answer, from my unofficial google research, is that pizza is made with yeasted dough, whereas flatbread is sans yeast (hence, the name flatbread). However, I think many of you might agree with me that the […]

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vegetarian gravy

Vegetarian gravy. It’s not just for the vegetarians, I promise. I love being able to have gravy without the hassle of cooking meat. Let’s be honest, most of us wouldn’t turn down gravy in any form, especially with potatoes (and spooned over everything else on our dinner plate, because #Merica). But ultimately, the best reason […]

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roasted rosemary leaf potatoes

I usually try to write something short, witty, and tantalizing to kick off my posts, but right now I’d like to pause my usual banter and acknowledge that this year has been hard, and the holidays coming up will be unlike any year before. Many states are locking down again, for good reasons, and our […]

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salted caramel apple hand pies

Remember last year when I confessed that I don’t really like pumpkin pie? Well, in keeping with tradition of sharing embarrassing pie facts about myself, I’ll confess that I also don’t really like apple pie. Unlike my daughter, I could go without mountains of sugary apples (she devours sautéed apples with cinnamon). I’m mostly in […]

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baked brie with apples, cranberries, and spiced pecans

I’ll round off 2019 with a final recipe for you. And no, it’s not a a banana duct taped to a wall; though I’d be happy to duct tape this baked brie to your wall for a discounted price of 100k. But I digress. I used to think baked brie was something only middle-aged women […]

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maple and nutmeg pie with salted bourbon whipped cream

If I never eat another piece of pumpkin pie in my lifetime, I will not die with any pie related regrets. Sure, I might miss the Thanksgiving nostalgia of pumpkin pie, but I have never helped myself to a second piece and even wished I had eaten another homemade roll instead. Some (or most) of […]

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roasted delicata squash with cranberries

My favorite thing about delicata squash doesn’t have anything to do with it’s luxurious, almost creamy taste, but rather the fact that I don’t have to spend what feels like hours of my time peeling the rind before cooking and eating. The delicata rind is not only edible, but with baking becomes quite tender and, […]

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