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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 […]

Squash & Pesto Breakfast Strata

Squash & Pesto Breakfast Strata

Seeing as it’s late summer, my garden is absolutely overflowing right now.  It’s not overflowing in the mid-summer “this is so new and exciting” kind of way.  It’s overflowing in a little bit of the overwhelming kind of way.  I’ve got tomatoes for days, more […]

Creamy Seafood Pasta

Creamy Seafood Pasta

So by now we’ve already established that the garlicky, seafood broth that comes from steaming French mussels is near perfection.  Frites are good in it, crusty baguette is good in it, and I’m here to advocate that twirly pasta deserves to be paired with it […]

Crudités with Homemade Aioli

Crudités with Homemade Aioli

There are few things better than eating fresh vegetables from your garden or farmers’ market.  There’s something about the intense seasonality of it that feels so satisfying.  When the fresh produce gets going, it’s best enjoyed simply so you can really taste the flavors of […]

Grilled Mussels à la Marinière

Grilled Mussels à la Marinière

Moules frites is one of those dishes that is quintessentially French to me.  It’s something that feels complicated or celebratory but in actuality is very unfussy.  The quality and simplicity of the ingredients are what elevates the meal, not hours of work or complicated preparation. […]

Dark Chocolate Banana Bread with Cherries

Dark Chocolate Banana Bread with Cherries

I’ve been on a bit of a baking kick recently using up all the all the summer sweets I’ve been picking up at the farmers’ markets.  Some things I’ve been making recently include:   brown butter sautéed peaches over a Yeast Nashville kolache, cherry almond clafoutis, […]