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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...

Almond Lovers Chocolate Chip Cookies

Imagine, for a moment, your favorite chocolate chip cookie. One that’s slightly crisp on the edges, but soft and chewy on the inside, with a rich aroma of brown sugar and smooth bittersweet chocolate pockets that melt in your mouth. Got it? Now imagine that cookie laced with marzipan. … Ok, now that you’ve picked...

Beer-Braised Turkey Tacos

The fact that I almost forgot about this dinner makes me very very sad. I think the issue is that kitten pictures are taking over my computer, pushing the food photos farther and farther back into the depths of my iphoto. Hey, you can’t blame me. I mean, just look what I’m dealing with: Yeah....

Sundried Tomato Risotto

Risotto is like the wonder food. Seriously. You can throw just about anything in it, and as long as you use a good quality or homemade chicken broth, you’d be hard pressed to come out with a bad one. Some of our favorites have been butternut squash, leek, and herb. If you’ve never tried risotto,...

Chef’n Giveaway Winner (and Oh My Gelato!)

A huge congratulations goes out to Cristina, whose lucky entry #124 won her that amazing Chef’n gift set! Another thank you goes out to the kind folks at Chef’n for sponsoring such a lovely giveaway! And now I’d like to show you something… and I hope you are sitting down because this one will knock...

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna with Swiss Chard

Lasagna without noodles? Indeed. And you won’t even notice they’re missing. Originally this was supposed to be ‘rolls’ of eggplant with ricotta filling and then topped with cheese. But silly us didn’t really read through the recipe before starting, and Taylor had cut the eggplant in half before slicing (therefore making the possibility of a...