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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...

The Prickly Lady Cocktail

Meet the prickly lady: smoky mezcal, prickly pear juice, ginger liqueur, lime juice, and a pinch of powdered sugar. And let me just say that color? That brilliant, shocking fuchsia? It’s entirely au-naturale. I mean, it makes my Blueberry Margaritas seem downright dull. Just one of the reasons I am having a moment with prickly...

Salted Vanilla Hot Chocolate

If you were wondering about yesterday’s adorable little heart shaped marshmallows… well, this was the reason I made them to begin with. And with all this talk of orange, almond, and vanilla, you didn’t honestly think that’d I’d leave you completely chocolate-less this Valentine’s day? Not so fast. Here’s a big ol’ steaming cup of...