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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cauliflower, farro, and onion galette

I’d eat this for the crust alone, but thankfully this is the package deal. There is not much more that I need in life than a buttery, flaky crust filled with savory deliciousness. I was originally inspired to make this galette from a recipe by Deb Perelman. She makes a “casserole” (it’s not really a […]

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apple brandy sour

This is what you wish your apple juice tasted like. Boozy with a hint of lemon and spice. Or, think of it as drinking an apple pie! The recipe is from a fall cocktail party that Patrick and I hosted last year with one of my best friends and bartender, Max. It was one of […]

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Holiday Potpourri

I wish I had discovered something like this years ago. I could have bought a small yacht with the money I have spent on overpriced candles. Well, probably not a yacht. Maybe just a small, used rowboat. Don’t get me wrong, I have a drawer full of candles that get burned faster than kindling. However, I’m glad to give my […]

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sherry and mushroom green bean casserole

This is not your mother’s green bean casserole. Not that I have anything against her, of course; I am sure she’s absolutely wonderful. What I mean by that statement is this: sherry, mushroom, and garlic roux + fresh green beans + homemade crispy onions. Can I get an amen? Anything you might have had against […]

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gruyère and thyme sweet potato soufflé

I almost titled this recipe election sorrows soufflé, but decided that I did not want to taint a perfectly delicious soufflé with the mark of the 2016 presidential election. However, if there were a savory soufflé that both major political parties could get behind, it would be this one. I mean, it’s an egg fluffed […]

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dijon and balsamic brussels sprouts

So you don’t like brussels sprouts? That’s ok. These aren’t really brussels sprouts- they’re caramelized green goddesses. Shortly into our relationship, Patrick told me that he absolutely adored brussels sprouts. Who adores brussels sprouts? No one. Thus a challenge was put before me. Come up with a brussels sprout recipe that does not involve wrapping them […]

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spiced shortbread cookies with salted maple frosting

I’ve been craving these ever since my visit to Haute Coffee in Concord, MA. My family and I were on an autumn excursion to “leaf peep” in the gorgeous weather, and we couldn’t very well do so without coffee and pastries. We have priorities, obviously. My sister-in-law, Jen, ordered coffee and this delicious looking maple cookie with […]

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