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Goat Cheese-Arugula Ravioli with Tomato-Pancetta Butter

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that despite my issues with dairy I have a strong affinity for goat cheese. I’ll gladly risk any upset feeling I might have to enjoy its creamy goodness. And so, when I stumbled across this recipe (ok, so maybe I was actively searching for a goat cheese ravioli...

Pistachio Rosewater Cupcakes

Pretty cupcakes aren’t always delicious cupcakes, looks can be deceiving. Case in point: Pistachio Rosewater Cupcakes. Made from the Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World cookbook, which, up until this point, has been pretty failsafe. These? Not so much. The overly fragrant combination of cardamom and rosewater makes this cupcake taste like a bottle of...

Pappardelle with Chicken and Mushroom Ragu

If you hadn’t noticed, I haven’t been posting quite as much as I did during the summer. The reason? Light. When it’s completely dark by the time we’re done cooking dinner, I have much less of a desire to photograph anything. I really just want to sit down and eat. Nothing beats natural light, and...

German Apple Pancakes

German pancakes just might be one of my favorite things for breakfast. Especially in the winter. They are rich and satisfying, and fun to watch. If you’ve never made them before, don’t turn away from the oven. Right before your eyes, you’ll see the batter begin to rise and form beautiful golden peaks and valleys...

Baked Parmesan Basil Fries

I hate deep frying. Not only is it unhealthy, but I hate emptying entire bottles of oil just to fry a few pieces of something. Plus oil spatters and makes me uncomfortable. So there. While I have yet to replicate a true “twice-fried” french fry in the oven (they never seem to get quite as...

Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes with Cinnamon Rum Buttercream

In my recent craving for all things pumpkin (apparent by the recent baking of pumpkin muffins and multiple batches of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies), it was only time before the vivid orange squash made its way into some vegan cupcakes. These cupcakes began as a vision. I’d lay in bed thinking of just what kind...