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Happy 6th Birthday!

On February 16, 2007, I posted my very first recipe on this here blog. A seared tuna salad, in fact. The post contained a single image (shown above, top), and a measly 3 sentences of text (apparently I was much more concise back then). Despite the fact that it was a recipe for seared tuna...

Pumpkin & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Perhaps “stuffed” is quickly becoming a thing around here. Stuffed desserts, and now stuffed pasta shells. These stuffed shells are simple and straightforward, and while they don’t taste quite as strongly of pumpkin as a dish titled “pumpkin stuffed shells” should (in my opinion), it’s nice to know that there’s more than just cheese inside....

Breakfast for Dinner is Here!

Well, folks… today is the day. What started almost exactly one year ago is now officially published. Yes, that means as of today, you can buy Breakfast for Dinner in stores everywhere. Excuse us while we do a little happy dance because I will never tire of this feeling. What a whirlwind year this has...

Black Rice Salad with Mango and Peanuts

Why, I do declare, this is the prettiest dinner we’ve made all year. But unlike other superficial dishes whose beauty is disappointing, this one actually tasted as good as it looked. Better even. I think I might start using black rice in everything from now on, if only to gaze lovingly at the deep purple...

Stuffed Cherry Blossom Sugar Cookies

If I had a cookie for every “stuffed” cookie recipe I’ve oogled, well, I’d be stuffed. Much like these cookies. Because it turns out, stuffing things inside cookies is loads of fun. I’m stuffed just thinking about the possibilities. Sure, you could put the cherries on top. But the result is a bit too boob-like...

Le Creuset Heart Casserole Recipes and a Giveaway

There’s nothing more exciting than getting the opportunity to work with a brand that you truly, truly love. I got my first Le Creuset piece back in 2008 when I cashed in for an early birthday present. I got it specifically to bake bread, but it is easily one of the most used pieces in...