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Beyond the Kitchen: Renovation Edition

Things have been a little dusty around here lately, in more ways than one. Back in September I posted about having to move temporarily while they replaced the floors in our entire building (true story: ice storms suck). We were ready to pack up all our clothes and cats and plates and props and move...

Thai Red Curry Risotto

Thai red curry meets Italian risotto in a mind-blowing mashup of flavor. Trust me, it’s better than it sounds. You usually spoon a heaping scoop of rice into your curry anyway, so why not cook it that way to begin with? When you think of it that way, it doesn’t sound so weird. At least...

Mediterranean Baked Trout with Olives, Fennel & Tomatoes

This recipe was created in partnership with McCormick® for your dinnertime pleasure. Thanks for supporting us and the brands we love! Cooking is all about timing. Fitting in a homecooked meal between finishing work and your favorite TV show that comes on at 7. Coordinating the prep and cooking to ensure that all parts of...

Homemade European-Style Cultured Butter

Homemade butter is probably something you never thought you could make. Too hard or too time consuming, you may think. But if you’ve ever accidentally over-whipped your cream until it looks slightly curdled (and I think we all have), you may be surprised to hear that you’ve actually already made butter. While butter used to...

My Big Fat Greek Yogurt & Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures. Don’t miss My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, in theaters March 25th! When you hear the word bundt, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If it’s that scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you are not alone. It’s one of those movie scenes that...

Chocolate Black Sesame Cookies

I’ve had this weird fascination with black sesame lately. Not regular sesame, just black sesame. I don’t know if I ate something somewhere at some point (I really can’t pinpoint a specific moment that sparked this fascination), or maybe I just heard about it and the idea was left to fester in my mind. Wherever...

Weeknight Pasta with Italian Sausage and Broccoli Raab

On busy weeks, we’ll test recipes well into evening, which means we’re often in the kitchen for a two, three, even four hours at a time. When all you want to do is park your butt on the sofa and bury your nose in a book, cooking can certainly seem like a major inconvenience. When...

Skillet Huevos Rancheros

Every season is skillet season. I’m convinced that food cooked in a skillet tastes 42% better, be it oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, roasted chicken breasts, or macaroni and cheese. On second thought, make that 142%. Combined with the previously proven theorem of Lindsay’s Laws of All Things Sweet (the first rule of which, coincidentally, also...

Mint Chocolate Dessert Soup

Today (February 19th) is National Chocolate Mint day, and to celebrate I’ve got a dessert soup recipe to whet your tastebuds and warm your soul. Dessert soup, you say? Indeed. Imagine it like an entire bowl full of hot chocolate à la mode, served affogato-style over vanilla ice cream. Talk about a unique dessert. Not...

Let there be cake (celebrating 9 years of L&OO!)

In this household, blog birthdays are just as important as human (and feline) birthdays, if not moreso. I mean, I’ve never really thrown myself a birthday party, and yet I had no qualms about celebrating the blog’s 5th anniversary with a lime green dessert table. It’s just how it is around here. Technically I’m a...