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Category Archives: Recipes and Cooking

Valentine's Day Cookies

Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Ever since I watched Steel Magnolias, I’ve had a love affair with red velvet. It’s light chocolate flavor with a bright hue is irresistible! It’s even better when paired with a sweet cream filling. These red velvet sandwich cookies are a beautiful and festive way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They require just a few staple ingredients, minimal effort and are unbelievably good!

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Korean Gochujang Wings #lacremastyle

Korean Gochujang Wings

The biggest football day of the year is coming up. And although I’m not much of a football fan myself, I live in Boston, where ambivalence about sports during playoff season is practically a crime (especially when my home town team has a chance to win it all). Read more

Fresh Dungeness Crab with Dipping Sauces

Fresh Dungeness Crab with Three Dipping Sauces

It is officially Dungeness crab season here in the Bay Area.  and for us, there’s nothing more luxuriously decadent than feasting on fresh crab. Here are tips for cracking, cleaning and serving these delectable crustaceans and a trio of terrific dipping sauce recipes. Read more

Steak and noode stew- awesome for apres ski!

Après Ski Beef and Noodle Stew

Every winter, my family and I spend as much time as we can skiing, sledding, and having fun in the snow. This Après Ski Beef and Noodle Stew is a delicious dish that is great for a crowd—and won’t wear you out after a tough day on the slopes. Read more

Vanilla Buerre Blanc and Scallops

Two Incredible Wine Sauces

Nothing can elevate a main course like a rich, delicious sauce. Learn how to make a rich, buttery Vanilla Buerre Blanc and Scallops, and a Pinot Noir, Blackberry Reduction with Cornish Game Hen. Read more

A stunning New Year's Day brunch menu

A Make-Ahead New Year’s Day Brunch

For some people, New Year’s is all about the glitz and the glamour of a big night out, dressing in your finest clothes and toasting with champagne at midnight. For others, it’s about Read more


Chestnuts Roasted on an Open Fire

Looking for a last-minute hand-made gift idea to round out your holiday gifting list? Blogger Alexis Murphy draws inspiration from a holiday classic with this festive winter nosh. Read more

We've reimagined the Italian Christmas Eve tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes for a beautiful, modern, cocktail party.

The Feast of the Seven Fishes, Reimagined!

In many parts of Italy, Christmas Eve is traditionally a partial fast, during which no meat should be served or consumed. But just like the Italians I have come to know and love, many Italians now know this day as one of feasting, not fasting. Feasting on seven different types of delicious seafood, to be exact.
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