• Perfect Prime Rib
    No I didn’t just say that for the alliteration…this is literally my family’s perfect, no fail, go-to recipe for prime rib. It’s so good that we’ve used it for decades and have never once altered it. Traditionally, in my family, we get this dish once a […]

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  • Coffee Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
    I got to a point in my life where you couldn’t open the freezer without seeing at least one pint of Ben and Jerry’s and, if you opened it, you would likely see huge holes where I dug out cookies or cookie dough chunks. I finally […]

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  • Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
    If you’re anything like me then cheese is probably one of your favorite food groups butttt if you’re also like me then you start to feel sick if you eat too much. The key word here is moderation, even if all I want to eat is […]

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  • Easy Rack of Lamb
    Rack of lamb is often viewed as one of those inaccessible dishes, saved for fancy dinners out where you pay $$ for a plate of something that’s actually pretty simple to make at home. So simple, in fact, that I often make this on a weeknight […]

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  • Chocolate Cherry Florentines
    If you’re as big of a fan of The Great British Bakeoff as I am, then you likely saw Lottie’s “quarantine florentines”. You also might have thought to yourself…what the heck is a florentine?! A florentine is a delicate, thin cookie made from essentially caramel tossed […]

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  • White Chicken Spinach Lasagna
    Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE lasagna but you know what I love more? Cream sauce. In my opinion, there is nothing better than swirling some pasta on your fork running it through some cream sauce and topping it with a piece of chicken for […]

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  • Game Day Baked Chicken Wings
    I’ll be honest, I’m not the world’s biggest football fan but boy do I love “football food.” Combine that with my hometown spirit and football season gets a little more bearable. One of my favorite game-day finger foods is chicken wings. I know they’re super popular […]

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  • Easy Hollandaise Sauce
    As so many states and countries around the world go back into lockdown, simple pleasures like brunch once again become out of reach. While we all do our part to fight this horrible pandemic, comforts in life like good food shouldn’t have to be given up. […]

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  • Mussels in Cream Sauce in Under 20 Minutes
    As we are now living in the dark ages (aka the end of daylight savings time) and I find myself thinking it’s time for bed at 6:30pm, I figured the time was right for some quick and easy dinner recipes. Enter this delicious, creamy pasta recipe […]

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  • Foolproof French Bread
    Yes, every time. This bread is such a lifesaver for me because the actual time it takes to throw it together is minimal. The bulk of the time is spent rising and baking. So if I’m making a hearty soup or chili, I can whip this […]

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  • Roasted Carrot Curry Dip
    It seems like hummus has gotten incredibly popular in the past few years. Every time I go to the grocery store I spot a new flavor. But I’ll be honest, unless it’s freshly made, I’m not the biggest hummus fan. But I do love the flavor […]

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  • Chicken Liver Paté
    Ok this one might be a little out there for the casual cook or newbie foodie but…you guys…you’ve gotta give paté a chance. Every time I’ve served this at a party people go crazy for it, when I tell them it’s essentially ground up liver they […]

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  • Rosemary Candied Almonds
    I grew up so lucky to have an incredible cook as a mother. But, no matter how good a cook you are, sometimes you just need a break! Thus, appetizer dinner was born in my family and remains one of our most favorite traditions. Now, appetizer […]

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  • Quick Pasta Carbonara
    One summer I went to a local restaurant almost every other week only to order the same exact dish each time: pasta carbonara. Their dish was so incredibly good that I craved it beyond what was usually normal for me. Now obviously I couldn’t keep up […]

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  • F&W Secret Recipe: Mac and Cheese
    It may not seem like much, but homemade mac and cheese done right is utterly magical. So magical, in fact, that I’m pretty sure this dish is 90% of the reason Reed fell in love with me. One of the first meals I ever cooked for […]

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  • The Food and Whines Guide to French Macarons
    Say it with me: meringue. Ok now say it again: meringue. Now say it a few more times for good measure: meringue, meringue, meringue. No I’m not being intentionally annoying, if you want to make this little babies, you need to start getting reallyyyyy comfortable with […]

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  • Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings
    Chicken wings are one of my all time favorite foods. One of the few reasons I look forward to football season is for the excuse to eat these babies every Sunday. What I don’t love is how gross my stomach feels about 2 hours after eating […]

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  • Sesame Chick…PEAS!
    Why yes, yes it is vegan! Idk about you but I love Chinese takeout – it’s my ultimate cheat meal and a weekend tradition for my boyfriend and I. My go-to order? Sesame chicken with fried rice and broccoli. Obviously this isn’t something I should order […]

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  • Vegan Maple Banana Oat Cinnamon Chip Muffins
    I love the story behind these muffins because if it wasn’t for one of my most extra, wonderful friends, they wouldn’t exist at all. So picture it…it’s the height of COVID lockdown…I am whipping out new baked goods everyday…most of which are vegan and GF since […]

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  • Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Biscuits
    I have the tendency to be dramatic (see pic below) but I am NOT overselling it when I say this is my most popular and most requested recipe. Should I be offended it’s for dogs and not people? Probably shouldn’t read into that one too much… […]

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  • Avocado Fries
    Oh avocados…you fickle, fickle, bitches. Don’t get me wrong. I love avocados and one of my missions in life is to find out exactly how everyday people keep a regular supply of ripe avocados in their homes. I typically get luck with one or two but […]

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  • Vegan Double Chocolate Banana Cookies
    So many bananas…so little time. I was definitely not immune to the great banana bread wave of spring of 2020 but wanted to find some ways to stand out. So banana bread became banana cookies and I made them chocolate cause…why not!

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  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi
    I am one of those people that stocks up on the frozen gnocchi at Trader Joe’s. It’s just such an easy dinner and their sauces are delicious. I remember when the cauliflower gnocchi came out and finding a bag was like finding a bar of gold. […]

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