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Charred Eggplant & Farro Salad

Charred Eggplant & Farro Salad

I’m still very much on the Italian/Mediterranean cooking kick since I came back from my trip to Europe.  Every time I travel there I’m reminded of how much cooking Mediterranean food feels natural to me.  It’s very much how I choose to cook at home, […]

Super Citrusy Aperol Spritz

Super Citrusy Aperol Spritz

In southern Italy there is a nightly routine where everyone strolls through the pedestrian zone of their town after work to see and be seen, and it’s called la passeggiata.  Everyone dresses sharply, talks and just meanders – it’s a whole family affair. On Sundays, la passeggiata is particularly […]

White Wine Braised Chicken Thighs

White Wine Braised Chicken Thighs

I’m back!  Back from Italy, back from the cooking course, back to real life.  It’s been a whirlwind 4 weeks of traveling, and I’m so grateful for the entire experience.  The real gem for me was (predictably) the Awaiting Table cooking class in southern Italy. It […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Salve, friends!  I’m writing to you today from my beautiful Airbnb in the charming town of Lecce in Southern Italy.  This city is absolutely stunning.  I’m going to be spending a week here learning about the cuisine of the Puglia region and cooking until I’m blue […]

Roasted Squash Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

Roasted Squash Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

Tahini is a power ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine, but still hasn’t completely made its way into the mainstream in the US.  You can find it in some specialty grocery stores and in the international section of regular grocery stores, and it should absolutely become […]

Tomato & Mozzarella Baked Gnocchi

Tomato & Mozzarella Baked Gnocchi

As if your social media feeds haven’t told you already, it’s officially fall!  For me that means cozier everything – cozier clothes, cozier weather, and definitely cozier meals. You already know from my last post that I have an affinity for gnocchi because of my […]

Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade Gnocchi

When I was living in France after college, my kitchen was very, very small. It consisted of two hot plates, a sink, and about six inches of counter space. With no oven and very few pots and pans, I was forced to get creative with […]

Parmesan Pumpkin Beer Bread

Parmesan Pumpkin Beer Bread

Ahh, fall cooking.  I’m ready for it.  It stays hot very late into the season down here in Nashville, so I’m not quite ready for full on pumpkin pies and hot apple cider.  This parmesan pumpkin beer bread, however is the perfect thing to ease […]

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Roasted Tomato Sauce

It’s late summer and tomato season is slowly rolling to an end.  Tomato season is something I await with such eager anticipation, and then by the end I am overwhelmed with the summer bounty.  The tomatoes in my garden keep kicking until well into September […]

Fig & Gingersnap Cheesecake

Fig & Gingersnap Cheesecake

My friends and I were recently planning a 30th birthday dinner for one of our other friends.  We were planning out the menu and debating what we should have for dessert.  Three nights before the party I told my friend I found fresh figs at […]