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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...

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

It’s been over 3 years (that I can remember) since I’ve eaten cheesecake. And I didn’t miss it at all. I don’t remember craving it. Yearning for it. Wanting to bake, order, or eat it. And I was fine with that; there were plenty of cookies and cupcakes to go around, I didn’t need cheesecake,...

Salmon With Brown Butter, Almonds, and Asparagus

Would you all hate me if I all I had to say about this dinner was… Yum. Ok, maybe I have some more to say, because this meal was so incredibly simple I think Taylor and I were in a state of shock when we sat down to eat less than 15 minutes after we...

Sweet Potato Cakes with Mango-Pineapple Chutney

A lot of the recipes we try are unremarkable. Sure, they are editable. Good even. But nothing special. Just another dinner. But occasionally we stumble upon something great. And it doesn’t take us long to realize it. Like this dish. As we sat down and began to eat, Taylor looked up and said, “now this...

Banana Cake with Praline Filling and White Chocolate Ganache

This is officially my new favorite cookbook. Like, seriously. Every cake in there sounds like one I want to make. You know how typically cookbooks will have a handful of recipes that appeal to you, while the others are just, meh? Not this one. Every. Single. Cake. The pistachio petit-four cake? This book. Vanilla cake...