weeknight sauce

Pasta is one of the easiest and quickest things to make when you’re in a bind for ingredients, and there is always at least one half eaten box of pasta in the pantry. This sauce is inspired by my “inspiration-less” nights when we just need some form of food in our bellies, and I don’t have any creative juices left. This is a meal that’s quick, easy, and simply delicious!

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egg in the basket

For now, I’ve been taking it easy in the cooking department. Easy and quick are my main goals these days! So here is one of my fav breakfasts growing up–just a little fancy because I made my own bread. (seriously the easiest bread in the world…you can make it right now.) Some people call this Egg in a Hole or Toad in a Hole (which I don’t really get the second one) but we call it Egg in the Basket in my house.

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must read: molly on the range

Molly on the Range is a great book for the home cook (or any cook) looking to push new boundaries in accessible ways. Or, this book is also just a great read and source of entertainment as if it were a novel. [I read most of this book out loud to my husband on a car trip…he kept asking me to read more!]

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true confessions

This post isn’t meant to be particularly serious, and in fact is supposed to be fun! I want to share with you some of my kitchen catastrophes in the hopes that you get to know me a little bit better, and maybe it will boost your own confidence in the kitchen:)

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chicken tostadas

Now my version doesn’t resemble the “traditional” tostada (no refried beans here); but it takes the building principles (a sauce on the bottom, meat, and fresh toppings) and transforms them into a new creation.

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roasted red pepper and tomato sauce + pizza dough + pizza española

When I was young, I remember watching food network daytime shows (not at my house because we didn’t have cable) and writing down recipes as fast as I could during the episodes. There was no DVR or any way to rewind at the time, so if I missed an ingredient, well, I just guessed.

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chamomile cupcakes with honey glaze

They are perfectly light and delicate, fragrant and romantic. Chamomile is not usually my cup of tea–I prefer “tea, Earl grey, hot”–but the herb provides the perfect spice and floral fragrance to these little, light cakes.

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sweet corn and ricotta raviolo

It’s a new year, and many people are seeking to “eat green” or cleanse their bodies from holiday indulgences. I think it’s good and  necessary for us to be more conscientious of what we consume; but I think we also need to be realistic and holistic to our approach.  Pasta may not be on the menu […]

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baked brown butter champagne doughnuts

What is music?  “Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence, which exist in time. ” –Wikipedia This is a pretty basic definition but interesting. I’m especially drawn to the words “art form” and “cultural activity.” Music is an artistic expression of sound and silence that is shared across all […]

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ringing in the new year in hope

Marriage is hard. I think it’s even harder for an only child although I have no statistical proof; BUT marriage is mostly a huge blessing. Not because Nathaniel is wonderfully gracious, loving, patient, and kind, (although he is all these things) but because marriage highlights my selfishness and unworthiness.

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