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Caprese Dip with Pesto

This isn’t a recipe that I’m sharing because I’m proud of a fancy ingredient or a revolutionary cooking technique. Nope. I’m sharing the recipe because it is one that I fall back on time and time again when I’m cooking for friends. This dip is a real-life, everyday recipe that takes under five minutes of prep […]

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Red Velvet Cake with a Cheesecake Swirl

I used to have a problem with red velvet cake. I don’t love working with food coloring. It’s fake. There are so many amazing colors in nature (nature, used loosely, to include “naturally found at the grocery store”) that I didn’t understand the point of dolling up a decadent chocolate cake in flashy, red garb. The exception, of course, is […]

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