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Sunchoke and Radish Tartine

Sunchoke and Radish Tartine

So we’ve already pretty well established that I love cheese and bread. I’m really just always trying to find socially acceptable ways to eat more of both. And Tartines feel like a pretty good way to do that while still adding in some vegetables for […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Paris

A Comprehensive Guide to Paris

Let me start this Comprehensive Guide to Paris by imploring you: please, go to Paris. Please go visit this city that I was fortunate enough to call home at some point in time in my life. And visit this city in a way that makes […]

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut & Feta Gremolata

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut & Feta Gremolata

Beets tend to be somewhat polarizing as far as vegetables go – kind of like cabbage or brussels sprouts – you either love ’em or you hate ’em. (Also realizing I’m posting about two controversial vegetables twice in a row – oops!). But beets really […]

Pasta with Cabbage and Pancetta

Pasta with Cabbage and Pancetta

This pasta with cabbage and pancetta is the dish I’ve made the most since I came home after my week long cooking class in Southern Italy at the Awaiting Table. It the first pasta dish we made together, and I was so pleasantly surprised by […]

Chicken and Vegetable Hand Pies

Chicken and Vegetable Hand Pies

We’ve already talked about how much I love store bought puff pastry for its short cutting ways in the kitchen.  And I’d like you to know I feel very much the same way about store bought rotisserie chicken.  I’m unashamed to admit that I can’t […]

Rosemary Pomegranate French 75

Rosemary Pomegranate French 75

It’s no secret among my friends and family that I love champagne.  Something about the flutes and the bubbles just make me happy.  So champagne cocktails feel extra celebratory, and I’m always on board. The French 75 is about as classic a champagne cocktail you […]

Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Ready to add a fancy dinner party dessert to your at home cooking repertoire?  Let me introduce you to one of the easiest and prettiest fancy desserts you’ll ever make:  red wine poached pears.  Doesn’t it just sound like you should be eating it at […]

Baked Feta with Honey and Herbs

Baked Feta with Honey and Herbs

As far as entertaining goes, I’m going to contest there is literally nothing more crowd pleasing than melty cheese with some sort of dipping mechanism.  Tell me about your favorite appetizers – they almost all have melted cheese in them in some fashion. One of […]

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

Picture yourself walking around Paris, taking in all the sights and sounds of the city.  You start to get tired so you walk into a nearby cafe or brasserie – one of the ones with small tables and chairs squeezed together all facing the street.  […]

Sweet Spiced Palmiers

Sweet Spiced Palmiers

Can we all take a moment to agree that store bought puff pastry is one of the best baking shortcuts you can have as a home cook?  It’s my secret weapon for both appetizers and desserts, and it’s the main reason why these lovely sweetly […]