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Savory zucchini walnut loaf

I could lie and say I set out to make a savory bread rather than a tender pound cake style zucchini loaf, but the truth is a little baking mishap turned into a rather delicious end product. On the weekends I like to bake, but rather than pull out the sugar, oil, and...

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Popovers

I've been going back and forth on when to share my go-to popover recipe with everyone. The airy treat is the inspiration behind Popover (the site), but it also holds a more meaningful memory for me. When I was younger, every Christmas my mom, dad, and I would go out...

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Spinach, asparagus, goat cheese quiche

One of the things I registered for when my husband and I were getting married was a tart pan, not because I was a tart aficionado, but because I wanted a kitchen equipped with all of the gourmet baking tools I thought I needed. While a few of those items have remained...

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Homemade no-bake granola bars

One of my friends likes to make fun of the fact that I snack on what she calls "bird seed" because I usually seek out anything seed and nut based when I need to pick up something to eat on the go. I can't blame her because I am a self proclaimed addict of peanut...

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Mini phyllo wrapped brie with pistachios and honey

The story of the night begins with a nice bottle of champagne and how half of it exploded over the table, but I'll get to that in a moment. Every Valentine's Day instead of braving the prix fix menus at restaurants across the city I like to cook a fancy meal at home....

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Hummus and tuna tartine

Since the week days fly by and I'm barely recaping my notes from Monday by the time I realize it's Friday I try to savor the weekends as much as possible. Morning workouts, cleaning with the windows open, and dinners out are what I look forward to, but the weekend...

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Marinated spiced lemon thyme chicken

Over the holidays I am happy to say that at least three events were hosted and enjoyed. A year ago when we first moved into our new place together, my husband and I were still waiting for boxes to arrive and had a pretty pathetic display of Christmas decor. We were...

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Quick and easy dessert platter

After dinner is served and guests have cleaned their plates, reached for that second glass of wine, and carefully slid their forks and knifes to one side, the presentation of the dessert is the most common next step. This sounds great in cookie cutter parties but...

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Holiday snack mix by Katie from Twin Stripe Magazine

Every holiday season, my husband and I throw a cocktail party for a bunch of our friends. I love planning the menu, hand selecting each crafted cocktail, and preparing an assortment of appetizers. We threw our annual bash last Saturday night with the familiar offering...

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