flourless dark chocolate cake

I wouldn’t call myself a devoted observer of Valentines day (don’t judge me), but I will get behind a holiday that grants me an excuse to eat cake, or chocolate, or better yet, a chocolate cake. I’ve grown to love King Arthur Flour’s flourless chocolate cake (ironic, yes?) with a few small modifications- the main change […]

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popcorn and Chex savory snack mix

Before you hate me for saying that “I’m not much of a candy person,“ let me inform you that I could sit down with an entire batch of this snack mix and eat it in one sitting. And if you looked into the bowl that once held the devoured snack mix, you wouldn’t see a […]

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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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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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