Recipes

BOOZY GUMMI BEARS

When my dear friend brought me back Prosecco and Rose gummi bears from Germany, I flipped out. I had never seen gummi bears in these delicate boozy flavors before, and within six months, it seemed like the rest of the world had discovered my favorite new candy too. Of course, they were weirdly expensive, so, instead of buying 4 ounces […]
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ROSY ROSE-ITO

Today, most wine cocktails are split between sangria or spritzers, but there’s a world of possibility between those two. Enter the Rosé-ito, a mix of mojito flavors with rum switched out for rosé. It’s fresh, bright, and barely floral. It’s also delicious with sparkling rosé for a little fizz. Note: The wine I used, Summer Water, can be found HERE. […]
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THE 4 PASTAS OF ROME

Your impression of La Dolce Vita says a lot about where you are in life. Do you find it exotic and romantic? Frustrating and vapid? Nostalgic and bitter sweet? The film covers seven episodes in a gossip rag journalist’s life. Seven nights, seven mornings, seven hills in Rome, the seven sins – there’s a lot of allegorical, metaphorical stuff going […]
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VEGAN CHEESE BOARD

Food should be nourishing and delicious. It sounds simple, right? With sweets especially, it can be so hard to find treats that are as good to eat as they are for you. My friend Laurel, the baker behind the grain-free and refined-sugar-free (and sometimes vegan) goodness known as Sweet Laurel Bakery, has shared some of her simplest and most satisfying […]
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STRAWBERRY ROSE SMOOTHIE

Remember how milk always came in three flavors? Plain, chocolate, and strawberry? Well, this is inspired by that adorably sweet pink drink that was one of my favorites growing up. As an adult, I’m trying not to indulge in my childhood love of sugar + dye, so here is a healthy option, loaded with fresh strawberries, immune boosting raw honey, […]
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PERFECTLY BAKED BRIE FOR TWO

Dishes are not romantic. And cooking for an afternoon, at least for me, is not particularly romantic either. But pretending that cheese and bread is a meal? If your partner is on board with this, you know it’s love. I love cheese as a main course, and baked brie is so wonderfully decadent, such a perfect on-the-couch indulgence. Served with […]
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DATE NIGHT DESSERT

There are endless amounts of jokes about babies killing the romance in a relationship, and not without reason. It’s hard to feel sexy when you’re both lacking sleep, gaining weight from a diet of exclusively takeout, and in my case, pumping milk every 4 hours. Our bedroom is littered with baby gear and toys, despite our pronouncements that we would […]
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THE TURTLE DOVE

Inspired by the Paloma, which means dove in Spanish, I named this whiskey/grapefruit combination after a dove found in Kentucky – the turtle dove. The bright and slightly bitter grapefruit juice is perfect with the slightly sweet and smokey whiskey.   INGREDIENTS 2 ounces whiskey 1 ounce grapefruit juice 1 teaspoon simple syrup grapefruit bitters dash of vanilla extract DIRECTIONS […]
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ROASTED TOMATO PALEO VEGETARIAN LASAGNA

Food should be nourishing and delicious. It sounds simple, right? With sweets especially, it can be so hard to find treats that are as good to eat as they are for you. My friend Laurel, the baker behind the grain-free and refined-sugar-free (and sometimes vegan) goodness known as Sweet Laurel Bakery, has shared some of her simplest and most satisfying […]
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Date Night Dinner

There are endless amounts of jokes about babies killing the romance in a relationship, and not without reason. It’s hard to feel sexy when you’re both lacking sleep, gaining weight from a diet of exclusively takeout, and in my case, pumping milk every 4 hours. Our bedroom is littered with baby gear and toys, despite our pronouncements that we would […]
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