Recipes

SAVORY BACON ONION ROLLS

Chef Louis P. DeGouy (pronounced de-gooey) is one of my favorites from the 1940s. He wrote thousands and thousands of recipes, and honestly, almost every one of them is intriguing. His father studied under the great Escoffier and cooked for Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, while Louis cooked for grand hotels across Europe and for magnates in the states. He […]
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PALEO MARGHERITA PIZZA

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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HENRY’S SIMPLE SNICKERDOODLES

My brother Henry has a laser focus on food that I will never have. He brings his engineer’s mind to recipes, testing and retesting, calibrating recipes until he gets what he considers perfection. He’s done this with milkshakes, pizza, fried chicken, and now snickerdoodles, or as he lovingly calls them, “Snicky Ds.” The bar for snickerdoodles is the one at […]
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VINTAGE INSPIRED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Thumbing through a new cookbook, I can’t help but feel anticipation and excitement, especially if I’m thumbing through an old new cookbook – like my newest purchase, The Picnic Book by Nika Hazelton, 1969. Filled with psychedelic illustrations against a jet set backdrop, it’s hard not to be swept away by Hazelton’s world of daytime luncheons across Europe. This recipe […]
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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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PISTACHIO ROSE LAYER CAKE

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 LEMONADE

Pink lemonade is one of the happiest things I can imagine filling a glass. I immediately think of summer picnics or fancy tea parties as a little girl. In this version, I made my pink lemonade just a little more special, with fresh strawberries and a touch of rosewater. This combination is so refreshing and fun, you can’t help but […]
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EASTER QUICHE

Quiche is an Easter classic, and honestly, one of my favorite hostess tricks. I love that is can be made ahead of time, that you can serve it warm or room temp, and that it makes a gorgeous centerpiece for a meal. I went classic with this recipe, doing a variation of a quiche lorraine, with plenty of caramelized onions, […]
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ROBIN EGG CUPCAKES

Becoming a mom has made me so much more aware of “activities.” Even though James is still pretty young, this time next year he will be a busy toddler, whining about being bored. So, whether it’s puzzles, or books, or art,  I’ll always have to have something on hand to keep him busy. That or I’ll be the parent who […]
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