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Pasta Alla Carbonara

A quick and delicious pasta. And unlike many carbonara recipes, this one is not too rich. It’s light and delicious and full of flavor. Pasta Alla Carbonara Makes 4 servings. Recipe from Epicurious. Ingredients 5 oz bacon or pancetta 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup dry white wine 1 lb pasta (any kind would...

Featherlight Chocolate Cake

As good as the Mocha Buttercream Cake is, I can’t enjoy it, as it is chock full of dairy in all its creamy and buttery forms. So, in addition to the massive three layer cake we made this week, I baked myself this beautiful bundt, which can be made completely dairy free. The glaze wasn’t...

Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Chippers

The. World’s. Greatest. Cookies. Period. I mean, chocolate chips, peanut butter, oatmeal? Can it get any better than that? Didn’t think so. The secret ingredient in these yummy cookies is definitely the honey. It keeps the cookies moist and sweet. I recommend doubling this recipe, as these cookies won’t last long! :) Peanut Butter &...

Mocha Buttercream Cake

If you want a delicious cake, this is it. We made a massive one of these for my sister’s graduation this past week, did 4x the recipe. Enough cake for you? If you’re not a coffee lover, you can leave out the espresso in the cake and the frosting, though you’ll be missing out on...

Summer Fruit Salad

This is a simple, yet incredibly delicious fruit salad. Secret ingredient? Balsamic vinegar. Just a dash of it really brings out the sweetness and flavor of the fruit. Not to mention it is quite pretty to look at. Summer Fruit Salad Ingredients Mixed fruit (we used strawberries, blackberries, mango, and melon). 1-2 teaspoons finely chopped...

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

These are delicious blueberry muffins. I substituted the sour cream with some plain yogurt, and they turned out just fantastic. A definite make if you’re a blueberry muffin fan! Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe from Barefoot Contessa. Makes 16-24 muffins. Ingredients 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups sugar...