"if you're afraid of butter, use cream." - Julia Child

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Is there anything more comforting than a homemade chocolate chip cookie? Every time I make them I can’t help but remember getting so excited for them to come out of the oven as a little kid — peering over at them while they cooled on […]

Brie En Croute stuffed with Stone Fruit Jam

Brie En Croute stuffed with Stone Fruit Jam

I love a good cheese and cracker set-up as much as the next guy. It doesn’t even have to be fancy — triscuits and cheddar, you say? Perfect. I’ll bring the wine. But sometimes those occasions arise where you want to spread your big, beautiful, […]

Pumpkin Lasagne

Pumpkin Lasagne

In my humble(ish) opinion, October is the best month for indulging in all things pumpkin. I know its flavor is more strongly linked to the Hallowed Thanksgiving Dessert category, but I think that by late November we’re all getting tired of the gourd-fest that’s been […]

Blueberry Goat Cheese Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Blueberry Goat Cheese Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Does anyone remember the strawberry and goat cheese rage? It’s so crazy how food trends come in and out of style, over and over again. I remember when sun-dried tomatoes came to a screeching halt, only to return fairly recently, wandering back onto the food […]

Strawberry Balsamic Pie

Strawberry Balsamic Pie

There’s something about 4th of July get-togethers that really brings out the schtick in people. Streamers, balloons, sugary cocktails brimming with blue curacao, novelty Uncle Sam napkins….and if you head over to the dessert table? Yep, flair everywhere. I’m as excited for the fireworks and […]