Looking Ahead to 2019

Happy 2019! I realize it’s already the second of the month, so whatever resolutions I’m making that I didn’t start on yesterday can basically be thrown out the window for the year, but I am goal setting and thinking about the year ahead anyway! There’s been a not-so-subtle shift in my enthusiasm about making new […]

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Roasted Pork Loin with Cheesy Spaetzle

Roasted Pork Loin with Cheesy Spaetzle

Pork loin is one of my favorite meats to cook this time of year, not only because I think it is the most underrated of all easily-homecookable meats (and I love me an underdog), but also because it’s the perfect size for two people: Enough to be worth the time and effort required to make […]

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Looking Back on 2018

A lot can happen in a year! When we rang in 2018, we lived in a house in Michigan. I was pregnant and working for an insurance company, and Husband was still in law school. Now we live in an apartment in Virginia with our baby. I get to spend my days cooking up a […]

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Baked Chicken Shawarma

Isn’t it funny how quickly things can become comfort food? Before living in Michigan, my Ohio-grown tastebuds had never experienced chicken shawarma. Early on in Husband’s law school years, we discovered a Mediterranean restaurant that was legit cheaper than fast food, just as fast as fast food, and (the best part!) en route home from […]

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Make-Ahead Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

Because who has time to peel and chop and boil and mash last-minute during the holidays when you really just want to be spending time with your loved ones and not making yet another dirty dish (or, sink full of dishes) in the kitchen?  Here is an easy, make-ahead mashed potato recipe. There are a […]

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Holiday Party Punch

Cranberry and Ginger Ale Party Punch

Is there anything more festive than a punch bowl full of sparkling holiday punch?? After last week’s boozy sangria, I thought it would be good to also have a kid-friendly, crowd-pleasing, all-purpose punch recipe. This punch is sweet – but not too sweet, fruity from cranberry and pineapple juices, and gets a little bit of […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Homemade Flourless Chocolate Cake

If you’ve never had a flourless chocolate cake before, don’t be fooled! It’s not really a cake. There’s no flour! So what you get is more comparable to a truffle, or a really dense, really intensely chocolatey mousse. The only similarity a flourless chocolate cake has to any other type of cake is the shape, […]

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