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Caramelized Fennel and Onion Pizza

Hello, you ugly pizza you. You delicious, oozing, herbaceous, licorice-scented, rich, salty, creamy, and butt ugly pizza. But seriously, it’s not the pizza’s fault. Just because its combination of savory ingredients happen to all fall within the same color spectrum is not its fault. This isn’t a pizza margherita, with its contrasting bold hues and...

Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cookies

Another cookie my dad would love. Or did love. Yes, lucky guy, he got some of these too. These cookies are irresistible. Dense and chewy, a brownie in cookie form. With a shot of espresso. Chocolate and espresso have a way of bringing out the best in each other, never has that been more apparent...

Chicken Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

I’m sure Caesar salad is a staple in most households. However, I’m sure most of the time it involves a bottle of dressing and a bag of croutons. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s just not our style. Rather, we’ve found the perfect (easy, and salmonella-free) recipe for a Caesar dressing from...

Spaghetti with Fresh Soppressata

Apparently we have quite the reputation in our building. We’re the stinky neighbors. We’ve been told that sometimes, when we’re cooking something extra fragrant, you can smell it as soon as you step off the elevator. It only gets stronger as you go down the hall. Cookies, cupcakes, chicken broth, homemade bread… I can only...

Caramel-Dark Chocolate Truffles with Fleur de Sel

I fully intended to make these for Valentine’s day. I also fully intended to try, for the first time ever, to make my own caramel for this recipe. I swear, I only bought the jar of Trader Joe’s fleur de sel caramel sauce as a plan b, a backup of sorts in case things went...

Multi-Grain Pasta with Lamb and Butternut Squash

Our cupcakes may be vegan, but we’re not vegan in any sense of the word. We’re not even vegetarians. We love our bacon as much as the next person. But we’re not big meat eaters either. For us, meat is an accent. A once or twice a week thing. While it’s primarily budgetary (eating meat...