christmas

Shakshouka with Sausage + Roasted Butternut

I spend a solid portion of the first half of December debating what to make for Christmas brunch. The pressure is purely intrinsic; my family would happily eat anything that I pulled together. In this case, the challenge is finding something that will impress the best cook I have ever met – my mother! Her […]

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Crab Cakes Benedict with Avocado and Asparagus

My contribution to our family’s Christmas morning is breakfast. Well, I call it “brunch,” but by that all I mean is that mimosas are required. It’s still technically early enough to be considered breakfast.  I make the “staples” each year: a quiche (my sister’s very favorite thing that I make) and roasted potatoes. This year, […]

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Cake Batter Truffles

Cookie dough, cake batter, brownie batter – they’re all in the category of “favorite indulgence ever” as far as I’m concerned. It appears that I’m not alone in this designation. I know for sure that at least Ketch and Sammy agree (yes, I’m still somewhat fuming over the Great Dog Truffle Heist of 2013). And […]

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Zucchini Mozzarella Squares

As the new BeyoncĂ© album came out on Friday the 13th, I assumed that any potential “bad luck” associated with the day would have dissipated at Queen Bey’s command. Alas, it seems that her diva powers don’t extend to the mundane. We co-hosted a great shower/party for one of the most fun couples that we know […]

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Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Pecans and Cream Cheese Icing

We have had a beautiful snowstorm over the last couple of days. Picturesque, powdery snow and icicles have blanketed my little town. This is the perfect time of year for a winter wonderland to settle in. The Christmas lights are twinkling in the trees on the square and our (real) Christmas tree is up and […]

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Cake Batter Chex Mix Two Ways (& Winter Cheer)

The holiday season is so delightfully busy. Even though we are all running around from party to party, our calendars are packed with the so-much-fun kind of engagements that it isn’t unpleasant at all to need to be in three places at once. Or maybe I’m still experiencing post-finals euphoria. Either way, holidays are a wonderful time to […]

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