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Salmon Niçoise Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette

The best thing about this salad? The dressing. The olive vinaigrette is fantastic, and even if you don’t like the typical ‘niçoise’ salad assembly, you can still use this dressing on just about anything. We’ve made niçoise salads before, like this one, that just have a simple lemon Dijon vinaigrette. And those are still plenty...

Spicy Sauteed Fish with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

You probably see a lot of the same ‘flavor profiles’ over and over on this blog. In fact, most food blogs are probably the same way. It makes sense, people naturally gravitate towards certain flavors, and shy away from others. For us, throw kalamata olives and fresh cherry tomatoes, plus a bit of red pepper...

Double Shot Mocha Cupcakes

It’s been a good two months since I last baked cupcakes (with good reason, you’d need a break too if you had made 300 of them in one day). But I figured it was about time. I was also having major chocolate cravings, and we all know the result of those is usually cupcakes. Chocolate...

Heirloom Tomato Panzanella

Summerfest is on. As in, make the most of the fresh veggies while you’ve still got them. And if you can do it while only needing the oven for a mere two minutes, even better (oh the joys of a hot and humid tennessee august). This panzanella, or bread salad, is a great way to...

Gruyère-and-Zucchini Sandwiches with Smoky Pesto

Making the most of the local zucchini while it’s still around. Eating these sandwiches reminds me of just how much I love summer, and the bounty available to us at the farmers market. It was also a good opportunity to use our first successfully-baked baguette, which, unlike our last attempt, turned out beautifully. This time?...

White Chocolate Bread

Stop. Whatever you’re doing. Grab your keys. Drive to the nearest grocery store and buy yourself some white chocolate chips and wheat gluten. Speed home as fast as you can, and make this bread. Immediately. Because once you do, you won’t be able imagine how you ever lived without it. It’s that good. I first...