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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Falafel with tzatziki sauce

I remember the first time I ever made falafel. Our friends brought over all the ingredients; we blended them together in our food processor, rolled and fried away, and could not stop eating them. I like to think of falafel as fried savory donut holes that count as dinner. But if fried donut holes don’t […]

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Whole30 Pad Thai

Bravo to those of you in the throes of Whole30. It’s not easy! And if you aren’t doing Whole30, then chances are you know someone who is. The other day I asked Patrick what he wanted for dinner and he requested this Whole30 Pad Thai. We aren’t even doing Whole30 right now (not to rub […]

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roasted cumin carrots with cardamom yogurt sauce

Carrots should never be resigned to their frequented role of “just another boring side dish”, but heaven forbid they be fussy and demanding. Let’s be honest, no one wants to spend hours working on a carrot dish unless it is a carrot cake, in which case, bring it on (with cream cheese frosting please and […]

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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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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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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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