holiday

Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus Summer Salad

We celebrated Father’s Day in the traditional way – with a multi-course meat dinner! It’s a lot of fun having my parents and my in-laws in the same town. And when I say “fun,” I mean we can celebrate holidays together, thus turning every minor event into a gourmet potluck. What other kind of fun […]

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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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Bacon and Blue Cheese Dip

My favorite spot for appetizers is Theo’s. We had an amazing bacon and blue cheese dip last New Years Eve at their Union Kitchen location. They serve the creamy, meaty dip hot, with kettle chips, and it’s pure indulgence at its most, well, indulgent. We rang in the new year happily and with plenty of bacon.This […]

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Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. This one is ours. Since we only have a few short days left until New Years Resolutions are pledged, I figured you’d want a few last indulgences while 2013 was still around. That’s the proper way to look at resolutions, right? Hold out until the very last […]

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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 Raisin Swirl Granola

Starting the day after Thanksgiving with a big bowl of homemade granola is really the only cure-all for an indulgent day of eating. This recipe isn’t totally healthy, it’s more of a gentle slope from straight sugar back to whole grain reality.  If you’re emerging from your food coma with a raging food-induced hangover like […]

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Easter Craftiness

Last year, Easter weekend involved just BF and myself, nothing special. Nevertheless, I made about three dozen adorable macaroon birds nests filled with Nutella, Cadbury crackle eggs and Peeps. They were adorable, and largely uneaten. This year, though, I get to spend the holiday with real live children! The kind who find the prospect of […]

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