Monthly Archives : December 2014

{ new year’s eve dinner }


classic braised short ribs + cheesy sweet potato quinoa As we near the end of eating season, it would be easy to throw in the towel. To just say, enough is enough. And, if I’m being completely honest here, I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that I’m getting pretty close to throwing in the towel. I’ve been eating…

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Chocolate Crinkles + Peppermint Bark


Chocolate Crinkles + Peppermint Bark ‘tis the season I love to throw peppermint bark in everything around the holidays. And I love chocolate. So everything happening on this page makes perfect, logical sense. I do love Martha’s crinkles…and I love the new Cook’s Illustrated recipe. But I wanted to kick it up a notch. Could we throw in more chocolate?…

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Boozy Sugared Cranberry Coffee Cake


Good grief, sugared cranberries. Where have you been all of my life? You are by far one of the cutest things I’ve ever done. You’re perfect in a bowl. Just sitting there, lighting up the room, begging to be snacked on. I’m inclined to want to throw you haphazardly around the house just to spice things up a bit…you add holiday…

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Salted Caramel + Brown Butter Blondies


Salted Caramel + Brown Butter Blondies I woke up this morning pretty excited to lounge around. The most pressing obligation being decorating the Christmas tree. Not a bad day to look forward to. As I lay in bed scrolling through my email, my Food52 email caught my eye…Brown Butter Blondies by DashandBella (Phyllis Grant). This got me out of bed,…

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake


Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake I was hesitant to put this pumpkin cheesecake recipe up after Thanksgiving. Then I saw that Martha Stewart had pumpkin pie in her top ten list of Christmas desserts…so it suddenly felt relevant. Suddenly. This pumpkin cheesecake is one of those recipes that you can make a few days ahead, the whole thing, and not give it another…

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