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Strawberry Almond Scones

Life is good. You know how I know? The biggest dilemma I was faced with this past weekend was what to do with the rest of my coveted strawberries. Two batches of jam, three smoothies, and four bellyaches later, there were only a handful of less-than-perfect berries left, crying to be used. Rather then send...

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

I give up. Why don’t YOU try to photograph a cheesesteak. The gooier and meltier the better, taste-wise, but the harder it is to photograph. Disclaimer: I do not live in Philly, nor have I ever actually had an authentic Philly cheesesteak. This is my version, based on a recipe by Julie of The Little...

Wild Mushroom Papardelle

Great news! Today I’m also sharing this recipe over at Broadway+Thresher, a new online lifestyle magazine dedicated to exploring the rich diversity of our rural areas and the influence urban migration has had on them. They’ve got some beautiful stuff over there already, and I’m honored to be a part of it with this recipe...

Strawberry Hibiscus Jam

Life is short, and strawberry season is even shorter. Don’t waste one precious second. We ditched work one afternoon last week (shh, don’t tell) and went strawberry picking, hoping to fill our flats with ripe red berries before the rain arrived. We had no particular plans for the berries other than consuming as many as...

Brussels Sprout Mac ‘n Cheese

It’s been a long time coming, this mac ‘n cheese. I’m fairly loyal to the boxed stuff, and will admit I had never really tried a homemade version before this year. Why? I have no idea. I first attempted to recreate a version from a local restaurant in town. Word of warning: do not use...

Le Creuset Flower Cocotte Recipes and a Giveaway

Hello, spring. Hello, sunshine. Hello, gorgeous flower cocotte. Who would have ever thought cookware could bring such happiness? In part 2 of our ongoing partnership with Le Creuset®, we’ve developed two delightful spring recipes for this gorgeous new piece. This baked Lemon Risotto (pictured above) is perhaps the easiest risotto we’ve ever made. One pot....