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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, or Hanukkah, or whatever it is you celebrate. :) Our supposed-to-be-relaxing morning began at the crack of dawn (6am) with an earsplitting fire alarm. Not exactly the way you want to wake up on Christmas morning. The alarms in our building have gone ‘rogue’ (so says...

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

A traditional and satisfying italian pasta dish. A little spicy, a little tangy, a lot of salty. Our fail-safe pasta recipe is a variation of this, without the anchovies and capers, but this version is more traditional. Be careful though – the sauce gets very salty, fast, so you do not need to add more...

White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Happy National Cupcake Day! When I heard that there was, indeed, a holiday honoring my favorite confection, I knew I had to celebrate. I had been scheming about making some white chocolate raspberry cupcakes for some time now, and figured what better time to put it to the test. Despite a bit of a fiasco...

I broke my buttercream.

Hi, my name is Lindsay, and I have a fear of cooked sugar. This time, the results were disastrous. Take 1: Cooking the sugar syrup, as per the instructions for this White Chocolate Mousseline Buttercream. Darn pan seizes up on me, goes rock hard before I can even get it out the pan. I’m sure...

Pizza with Eggs, Roasted Red Peppers, Olives and Arugula

I miss pizza. Poor Taylor (who can still eat pizza) misses pizza more than I do. So when I come across a pizza recipe that isn’t slathered in mozzarella, I jump on it. Like this recipe, found in the January issue of Bon Appetit. Only cheese on this baby is Parmesan, which is aged enough...

Orecchiette with Lentils, Onions, and Spinach

Lentils are way under-appreciated. Especially for vegetarian cooking, they offer a delicious source of protein, texture, and rich earthy flavors. Granted, they might take a little while to cook, but they are always well worth it. We’ve done plenty of lentil soups and stews, salads and even sandwiches, but this is the first pasta I’ve...