Party Tips: Warm Cookies

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What beats a plate full of cookies? A pan full of warm cookies, straight out of the oven, served to a crowd in a get-em-while-they're-hot fashion. When planning a recent party I threw in my apartment, I got a little lazy with the menu. I have been trying to focus on make-ahead items for parties, so I can spend the time immediately before … Keep Reading

Snow Day Snacks: Cheesy Beer Bread

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The cold will end soon. I think. I mean, it has to, right? But the silver lining to the cold is, of course, the excuse to make and eat comfort food, whenever the mood strikes. The downside to THAT is picking up groceries at the store. Is anything worse than a grocery store line before a storm or cold snap? This Cheesy Beer Bread is so … Keep Reading

Snow Day Snacks: Microwave S’Mores

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I took one for the team last weekend during a snow day and had a "S'Mores Workshop." With myself. You are hereby highly encouraged to do the same yourself - either solo or with a few friends. My goal was to determine the perfect ratio of chocolate : marshmallow : graham cracker, and how long the microwave takes to work its … Keep Reading

Ga’s Brownies

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Warning: Super-fudgy, super-delicious, super-photogenic brownie recipe coming up in 3...2...1... Boom. Ga's Brownies. You are welcome. Ga, for those unfamiliar, is the nickname given by my brother to my mom's mom. I honestly never saw anything amiss with this nickname. It's short for "Grandma." My brother was a kid when this happened. It … Keep Reading

Creamy Baked Potato Soup {Healthy + Easy...

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It continues to be so cold this winter. SO cold. And nothing beats the cold like warm comfort food - especially when it is healthy and easy! My friend NB wanted to cook with me one day in January and I asked her to pick the menu. "Pizza and soup?" Done. The simplest recipes turned out so well that night. I am still thinking about them! Pizza … Keep Reading

S’Mores Smush

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S'Mores Smush is the result of me trying to "s'mores up" some Brownie Bark. It didn't exactly work like I envisioned it. It worked out much better. I had recently had a toasted marshmallow and nutella crepe {she says casually, as if it wasn't a completely amazing concept}; and at an unrelated recent time, I had brownie bark. I had a … Keep Reading

Pomegranate Seeds

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When I was younger, I was captivated by Greek mythology. Back in the day, I knew all the gods, goddesses, constellations, and tales of glory and despair. I learned that myths were invented and passed on, in part, to explain the unexplainable - and as cautionary tales. Life. Death. Creation. Thunder. Flying too close to the sun. Some myths are … Keep Reading

Honey Mustard Brisket

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I first made this recipe with grass-fed beef brisket and local honey from a local farmer's market. When I went back the next week to tell the vendor how I had used both their brisket and honey and how well it turned out, they were pleased that I had used and enjoyed their products, but the farmer made a face like he would not have put those … Keep Reading

Fiesta Muffins

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As hard as I try to have breakfast at home before heading in to the office, I am often/usually ravenous at work by, like, 9:50 a.m. Likewise, I come home from work absolutely starving, at 6:30 or 7:00pm, and have a certain somedog to take for a half-hour walk before I can focus on dinner. I don't keep snacky foods like chips and crackers around, … Keep Reading