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Roasted Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Honey

If you had been standing in the hall 2 minutes before this picture was taken, you would have heard me snapping happily away with my camera (I typically take anywhere from 20-40 shots of each dish, increasing my odds of getting a good one I say), quickly followed by “Oh crap! I forgot the parsley.”...

Salmon with Sweet Chili Glaze, Sugar Snap Peas, and Pea Tendrils

Pea tentrils are one of those ingredients that I assume I’ll never be able to find. I was so optimistic about my chances that I wrote off this recipe immediately, knowing I would never be able to find those all-important greens. This particular issue of Bon Appetit had two delicious-sounding salmon dishes: this one, and...

Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Olives

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to present to you Taylor’s photographic debut! Just look at that white space (actually, I think he was mocking me here, but it’s a nice shot nonetheless). He cooks, he cleans, he photographs… if only I could get him up here to actually write this post (alas, he’s downstairs mopping...

Chocolate Covered Cream Eggs

Oh yes I did. Something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked… but haven’t had the guts to actually do it. Well I did it… I did it alright. I think I’ll do it again too. And again. And again. Granted, the closest I could scrounge up for an...

Spaghetti with Artichokes and Pancetta

Taylor has this odd aversion to canned artichoke hearts. The marinated kind. I love them. We’ve had a jar in our fridge for quite some time, but every time I pull it out to throw it in a leftover-pasta, for example, he makes this disgusted face and I end up putting it back. So when...

Cherry Tomato Pizza Margherita

First of all, can I say how much I LOVE daylight savings time? Sure, it’s been 3 weeks and I’m still having trouble waking up in the morning, but the sheer fact that I can take a picture of dinner in natural light is enough to make me giddy. Taylor thinks I’m nuts. But that’s...