Recipes

BAKED EGG CROSTATA

I seem to always have extra pie dough hanging around the house, and every now and then I don’t feel like pie. I know, I know, how could this be? But I guess there is such a thing as too much pie. So with this extra pie dough, and no appetite for pie, I looked at what else I had […]
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MUDDLED CHERRY MAI TAIS

I went through an intense cocktail phase in my early 20’s. Speakeasies were de rigeuer then, and no bar cart was complete without obscure, single purpose liqueurs and a supply of egg whites at the ready. But I never made it far enough through my catalog of vintage recipes to reach the Tiki explosion – when GIs returning from the […]
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BRUCE’S SPICY CORNBREAD DRESSING

Last year I had two thanksgivings, back to back. My fiance’s family had a Thanksgiving lunch, and a little later my family had an early Thanksgiving dinner.  My family kills it at Thanksgiving. My mom’s stuffing is wonderful, Tina’s pies are next level, and on the whole, we have very high expectations when it comes to Thanksgiving sides.  My intention […]
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DARK CHOCOLATE ROSEWATER CAKE POPS

Cake pops! These little bites of heaven are the perfect treat for homemade valentines or for your Gal-entine’s party with your girlfriends. I also love the combination of rosewater and dark chocolate. Not only is it spot-on for Valentine’s Day, it also tastes lovely. The delicate rose flavor elevates the depth of the chocolate, and is a fun twist on […]
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SPAGHETTI + MEATBALLS + MARTINIS

Movie-wise, romance-wise, comedy-wise, and cookie-wise, The Apartment is one of the best movies ever made. Billy Wilder and IAL Diamond are at their sharp, witty best with the dialog. The scenes just sizzle and snap until you realize the camera hasn’t moved for a full minute and here you are still entirely engrossed. The story follows your classic everyman underdog, […]
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MOUSSE AU CHOCOLAT

Imagine my surprise when the mousse au chocolate that I ordered from a tiny Parisian bistro came in salad bowl with a giant ladle.  Mousse is one of those things that usually seems ultra prissy.  I always picture in a martini glass with a cookie sticking out of it, or in a personal sized something, covered in raspberries. In broken […]
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STRAWBERRY PISTACHIO BAKED FRENCH TOAST

There are a few ingredients that I genuinely believe improve almost anything. Pistachios is one of them. I’m trying to find the words to describe pistachio’s flavor – nutty, obviously, rich, maybe a touch of cherry or a floral note? There’s just something special about it. I especially love them paired with strawberries, so here we are, with my strawberry […]
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MEXICAN STYLE CHICKEN AND SWEETCORN STEW

On my YouTube channel today I collaborated with the lovely Donal Skehan where we traded some of our favorite recipes. He shared this deliciously simple soup that takes under 20 minutes to put together. For more recipes like this one, make sure to check out his website. If you don’t make your own chicken stock for this recipe be sure […]
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NO CHURN ICE CREAM

Most “No Churn” ice cream recipes involve stirring the ice cream every twenty minutes or so until smooth – which is honestly almost as annoying as buying an ice cream maker. But this one, inspired by a vintage recipe I came across, is perfectly spoonable, without any fuss at all. Seriously. No stirring, no churning, just mix together these ingredients, […]
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SMOKED SALMON PLATTER

This isn’t a recipe, but it is a good idea.  You can lay everything out on a platter hours before mealtime, hold it in the fridge, and look like a hero when breakfast rolls around.  The combination of rich smoked salmon with briny capers, peppery red onion, and some tangy freshly herbed cream cheese may not be original, but it […]
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