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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coconut peanut butter dog biscuits

Scout’s Christmas wish is for dog treats. If she could speak, her favorite things would be as follows (most definitely in order of importance): treats, sleeping in, more treats, playing outside, hedgehog squeaky toy, “Grandpaw” Stacy, and mom and dad. Patrick and I are resigned to being 7 and 8 on her list, though we […]

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pomegranate, pear, and gorgonzola salad

I was originally going to wait until January to post this recipe. You know, the month when the whole world decides to eat only nuts, green salads, and detox drinks made of lemon, cayenne, and the tears of their cravings. But this winter salad ended up being way too festive and pretty (and delicious) to […]

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vegan eggnog

Ahhh eggnog. It’s all things festive and comforting. But before you judge me for my vegan eggnog recipe, consider this. The eggnog “experience” is basically a mug of something heavy and creamy with a strong nutmeg flavor. So don’t knock the vegan version until you try it. If you find yourself in the “eggnog haters” […]

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the ultimate Thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese sandwich

The only crime you can commit with Thanksgiving leftovers is to let them go to waste. I am pretty sure the two most common thoughts going through people’s mind the day after Thanksgiving are, “what Christmas album should I play?” and “how can I get away with eating more than my share of the Thanksgiving […]

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rosemary apple pecan stuffing

An opinion on stuffing is akin to having an opinion on how you like your eggs prepared. Everyone should know what they prefer. For example, I am a crispy, savory, all-the-bacon-or-sausage-please stuffing fan and I like my eggs soft scrambled or over medium, por favor. I was fashionably late to the stuffing world and only […]

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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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rosemary and thyme whole roasted chicken

We all rotate through our “go-to” meals, and I’m adding this one to my list. If you’re in need of fall dinner inspiration, look no further. This whole roasted chicken is easy enough for a weeknight or impressive enough for a diner party. I’m not sure which I enjoy more, the mouthwatering smells coming from […]

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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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St. Patrick’s spicy cilantro moscow mule

I have the perfect solution for a fun St. Patrick’s day that does not involve hoards of bros in Irish bars, tacky green costumes, or getting a vodka-cran spilled all over your new shirt. There is no rule that says you have to go out and party on St. Patrick’s day (I am talking to all of you […]

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