Recipes

NO BAKE PUMPKIN PIE CHEESECAKE

At one of my first jobs out of college, a coworker, who hated cooking, brought in a no bake pumpkin pie cheesecake the day before Thanksgiving break. I was honestly incredulous. It sounded like the kind of thing involving mostly cans, like a molded atrocity from a 1950s cookbook. But as I took a polite bite, I was surprised. It […]
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PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE ROLLS

A Swiss roll is one of those recipes I remember seeing in my mom’s dusty Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks from the late 70s, or maybe on an episode of The Great British Bake Off. It’s fussy, requires attention to detail I’m not sure I possess, and seems like the kind of thing a matriarch would make for a special event […]
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CHINESE FIVE SPICE TURKEY

Ah, the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal. Also the most stressful part of the Thanksgiving meal.  If you want to cook the whole bird – and I get it, it looks awesome – there are a few tips and tricks you can implement to get the best turkey you can roast. 1. Brine. First, the brine.  Why brine? Well, brining […]
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BOOZY LOLLIPOPS

Homemade candy can seem like a pain, but these delicious lollipops are super easy to make and completely worth it. A shot of mezcal served with a slice of orange sprinkled with sal de gusano is a typical way you’ll find it served in Mexican bars. The smokey booze with fresh orange, salt, and a touch of spice is a […]
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CARBONARA POLENTA

Carbonara is one of those comfort foods that just makes me happy. It’s so simple: guanciale, cream, egg, and pecorino, with lots of black pepper. Typically you’ll find it swimming between toothsome tendrils of pasta, but today I decided to mix it up. Poached eggs on cheesy grits is another comfort food favorite of mine, and the grits/polenta seemed like […]
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FALL SANGRIA

Sangria is usually designated as a summer time drink, it is wine with ice cubes in it after all, but I love it in the fall. Imagine mulled wine, but a little sexier, and definitely served before dinner as an aperitif. This recipe is one of my favorites, using seasonal fruit like apples and pears, and instead of classic red […]
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COCONUT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

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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BLUEBERRY AND BOURBON BAKED FRENCH TOAST

Growing up, breakfast was usually my dad’s domain. His famous “googy” eggs (soft boiled eggs) with toast soldiers were a favorite, along with his pancakes that we were allowed to help stir. Most of the breakfasts we enjoyed were thrown together on weekend mornings, with little planning or fuss. But now that I’m an adult, the idea of throwing together […]
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ONE PAN TERIYAKI DINNER

Fifteen minute dinners are a thing of wonder, and what I especially love about this one is that it uses one cooking pan, so there’s very little clean up. Also, who doesn’t love teriyaki? And once you make your own, you won’t find yourself buying a bottle because it’s so damn easy and delicious. This recipe features salmon, but any […]
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