Compact and travel-ready, these Mini Mixed Mushroom, Pea, & Gruyere Picnic Pies are the perfect savory complement to your next potluck, picnic, or friendly get-together. With a buttery crust and a hearty vegetarian filling, these little handpies are sure to impress!
What better way to celebrate summer cherry season than with a seasonal twist on a classic cocktail? Full of fresh fruit and mint, tart lime, and good bourbon whiskey, the playfully bright Sweet Cherry Bourbon Smash is easy to make but complex in flavor. Summer never looked so sweet.
Make any meal feel like a special occasion with this simple to make Brandied Apricot Stuffed Pork Tenderloin! Drizzled with a sweet and spicy apricot glaze and filled with brandy-soaked apricots, fresh spinach, & salty prosciutto, you’ll be sure to impress family and friends alike with this deliciously decadent dinner.
Creamy Mushroom & Roasted Asparagus Pappardelle Pasta is an easy springtime vegetarian recipe. Coated in a light white wine cream sauce and sprinkled with a crunchy topping of panko and preserved lemon, it’s versatile, delicious, and perfect for the season.
When you need something comforting and quick, this One Pot Beef Stroganoff Soup with Sauteed Mushrooms and Egg Noodles is the perfect easy dinner recipe. Low in calories but rich with flavor, this delicious meal is on the table in less than 40 minutes!
Whiskey Sours are a serious tradition in my family. For as long as I can remember, my grandfather would make these classic drinks for every holiday or get together we’d have. I’m reasonably certain it was the first cocktail I ever tried, likely given to me when I hit an age where I felt too old for Shirley Temples (little did I know there is no such thing). The drink was handed to me full of bright red maraschino cherries and giant wedges of orange, and was quite likely heavily diluted. It was delicious and citrusy and sweet. When my now-husband Sam came […]
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether it’s baking heart-shaped cookies with your family and friends or an excuse to buy that expensive bottle of wine to share with your significant other, it’s a wonderfully sappy holiday to celebrate with food. When I hurt my knee, I had to scrap many of my original recipe tests for the upcoming weeks. I might not be able to test any new Valentine’s themed recipes myself, but I thought I’d share these delicious recipes from across the web instead. Take a look – I hope one (or more!) inspire you to give the […]
I adore collecting books, and I’ve had a steadily growing and diverse library for as long as I can remember. In high school, it was graphic novels; in college and grad school, I began building a rather respectable collection of texts on Buddhism and Tibetan religions for my research; and in recent years I’ve become utterly obsessed with cookbooks. In hopes of keeping down costs and clutter, I spend a lot of time reading reviews of new publications and curating a very selective Amazon wish list. With the holiday season upon us, I’m sharing this research with you in the form […]
Over the last few weeks I’ve been reading a lot about the colonial American tradition of the Election Cake – Have you heard about this? I pride myself on learning obscure, historical reasons to celebrate just about anything, but until I spotted articles on the topic a few weeks ago I had no idea this was a thing. There’s a been a lot of negativity this election season, and with November 8th so close (and with my love of history piqued), I immediately had to know more – and I knew I had to make my own cake to bring back […]
I have to start this post with an apology. I would love to be presenting you with a multi-course, spook-tacular Halloween feast right now. It would be complete with candle-lit mood lighting, a classy dark atmosphere that calls to mind a chic occult dining room, and at least five courses and two signature cocktails, one with obligatory dry ice. Regrettably, however, this isn’t that post.