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Earl Grey Shortbread with Blood Orange Glaze

Earl Grey Shortbread with Blood Orange Glaze

Tender, buttery shortbread infused with Earl Grey tea and drizzled with a pretty-in-pink blood orange glaze. It’s an easy and oh so elegant cookie recipe that’s delicious on its own or served with
Fresh Strawberry Rose Pie

Fresh Strawberry Rose Pie

Fresh strawberry pie bursting with ripe spring berries and a hint of floral rose. The berries in this pie are not baked, just held together with a binder of sweet strawberry jam, making for a
Clips & Quips: Head to Toe Edition

Clips & Quips: Head to Toe Edition

Taylor and I are headed off to Europe for two weeks, spending time in Venice (we loved it so much the first time we just had to go back!) and the Loire Valley in France, with a short stopover in
Very Blueberry Granola with Yogurt Clusters

Very Blueberry Granola with Yogurt Clusters

My classic homemade granola recipe gets a fruity twist: with triple blueberry goodness! Blueberry jam, dried blueberries, and freeze-dried blueberries to be exact, plus homemade blueberry yogurt
In Fair Verona

In Fair Verona

The city of Verona, despite being one of the most architecturally and historically significant cities in Northern Italy, seems to fly under the radar, with larger cities like Rome, Venice and Florence

Sakura Matcha Mousse Cake

The sweet embodiment of spring, this sakura matcha mousse cake features a delicate cherry blossom and matcha-scented sponge cake topped with a cloud-like mascarpone mousse. It’s an impressive cake to
Out-of-this-World Cocoa Brownies

Out-of-this-World Cocoa Brownies

Rich cocoa brownies topped with a creamy chocolate ganache and crunchy rainbow candy bits. Look familiar? It should: this recipe is a homemade version of Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownies that’s both
One Pan Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Orzo

One Pan Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Orzo

Tender boneless chicken thighs and flavorful orzo braised with fragrant Moroccan spices and topped with olives, lemon and fresh parsley. All you need is one pan and 30 minutes and you’ve got yourself
Sunshine Waffles with Candied Citrus

Sunshine Waffles with Candied Citrus

Crispy, fluffy buttermilk Belgian waffles with a hint of Meyer lemon and vanilla bean and topped with threads of candied citrus peel for a delightful crunch and an extra pop of citrus flavor.
Magic Cellophane Noodle Bowls

Magic Cellophane Noodle Bowls

Topped with flavorful sautéed tofu, fresh carrot and radish, fried shallots, peanuts, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, these Vietnamese-inspired noodle bowls are as vibrant in flavor as they are in
Black Sesame Hummus with Spiced Beef

Black Sesame Hummus with Spiced Beef

This striking black hummus is made with black beans and black sesame tahini for a unique flavor and color; topped with a richly spiced beef plus fresh parsley and pomegranate seeds for a touch of
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Bars

Tender, buttery shortbread with a hint of almond and studded with mini chocolate chips. This recipe is ridiculously easy to prepare, making it a perfect recipe for stress-free entertaining! My mom is
Loaded Beef Stew with Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Beef Stew with Mashed Potatoes

A hearty beef stew made with carrots, onions and celery and served over a heaping bed of creamy mashed potatoes: it’s basically Shepherd’s Pie in stew form. It’s officially spring, but winter isn’t
Bourbon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Bourbon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Rich and chewy double chocolate sugar cookies spiked with bourbon and rolled in bourbon-infused raw sugar for a satisfying crunchy finish. The result is a brownie-like chocolate cookie with a

Beyond the Kitchen: Well Said. Well Read.

I’ve gotten to the point where I’m not even writing reviews of books that I rate less than 4 stars. There’s just too many of them and I feel like all my reviews start to sound the same. Perfectly good
Puffy Pancakes

Puffy Pancakes

Fluffy, puffy, soufflé-style pancakes inspired by the cafes of Japan. With a light and airy center and a tender, buttery crumb, these pancakes are as delicious as they are impressive. What makes these
Ginger Miso Udon Noodle Soup with Roasted Mushrooms

Ginger Miso Udon Noodle Soup with Roasted Mushrooms

This simple soup has become my new favorite comfort food, with a light and slightly salty white miso broth with just a hint of ginger, and thick, chewy udon noodles. It’s flavor and comfort in one
Caramelized White Chocolate Swirl Brownies

Caramelized White Chocolate Swirl Brownies

These rich and fudgy brownies are swirled with caramelized white chocolate, a miracle of baking science (and, let’s face it, part magic) that will please even the white chocolate haters that walk
Green Tomatillo Shakshuka

Green Tomatillo Shakshuka

This verdant twist on shakshuka features green tomatillos (instead of red tomatoes as per the original) and plenty of fresh green herbs. It’s not shakshuka: it’s SHREK-shuka. The recipe is very
Pear Manhattan

Pear Manhattan

Spritz in the summer, Manhattans in the winter… that’s pretty much Taylor’s cocktail game as of late. Once he finds something he likes he tends to stick with it… until he finds something else, that