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Sweets for the Holidays

I love to bake year round but there is something special about baking during the holiday season. I’ve pulled together some of my favorite holiday sweets to bring to your next gathering or cookie swap. Tis the season! Joulutorttu- Finnish Christmas Tarts Andrew is Finnish and super proud of his heritage. Joulutorttu are traditional Finnish […]

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Sunday Supper- Cochinita Pibil Tacos

We love to make tacos and tostadas at our house. Mexican food is frequently served during busy weeknights but these Cochinita Pibil tacos are perfect for a Sunday Supper. The flavors of this dish are inspired by the Mexican state of Yucatán on the Gulf of Mexico. Cochinita Pibil, is traditionally suckling pig that has […]

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Apple Pannukakku- Baked Apple Pancake

Dutch baby, Pannukakku, oven pancakes…whatever you call them they are delicious. I went apple picking the other day and decided to add some apples to my Pannukakku recipe. It was a total experiment that went SO well, I think this will become a new fall favorite. I hope you enjoy this festive fall Pannukakku!

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Crafting a Charcuterie Board

Even though charcuterie boards seem simple, making them for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. You have a picture in your head of what you want it to look like but how do you actually pull it off. Which meats and cheeses should you choose? How do you know which additional items to […]

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Pesto Chicken Saltimbocca

When planning a meal I like to utilize what’s in season, especially during the summer months. Garden fresh tomatoes can be found in most neighborhoods, farmer’s markets and grocery stores. I like to take advantage of this tomato season because they taste so much better than a tomato you’ll eat in the winter. I already […]

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Tarte à la Tomate

It’s that time of year when gardens are bursting with colorful, fresh, and flavorful tomatoes. If you are at a loss of what to do with your bounty this is a great recipe to try. This tomato tart is a French classic. Tangy Dijon mustard, tomatoes at the peak of their season, and a buttery […]

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Spicy Pork with Herbs and Rice Noodles

During these hot and humid summer months I try to make meals that use the oven/stovetop as little as possible. This spicy pork dish arrived in my inbox and has become a go to meal on these warmer days. It tastes great served warm or cold and is so easy to throw together. The mint […]

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Somali Style Beef- A Sunday Supper

Suqaar is a simple, homey Somali dish of meat and vegetables cooked together in the same pan. Typically, lamb is the meat of choice, but you can also use beef or even chicken. The spices are super fragrant and will make your house smell so good. I love trying to make different foods from different […]

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Salmon Quiche

Quiche is always a go to in our house, it’s perfect for any meal. I went a little out of my comfort zone this past week and made a salmon quiche. Of course I had to do a little research to find out how exactly to make a salmon quiche. Do you use fresh salmon […]

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

When I asked Andrew if he had a hankering for anything when I was planning for my Sunday Supper his only request was something French. So I opened up a cookbook and landed on a random page, Poulet aux Quarante Gousses d’Ail, Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. This trick doesn’t always work, I’ve opened […]

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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff -A Sunday Supper

It was my turn for Sunday Supper last week and I was not in the mood. I’ve been both mentally and physically drained from teaching lately and cooking a fancy dinner was last thing I wanted to do on a Sunday. Thankfully, I have a bunch of go to super easy meals that still seem […]

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Pasta with Roman Broccoli Sauce

If you’re looking for a way to sneak more greens into your meals this is the perfect meal for you. Last week I made Rigatoni with Roman Broccoli Sauce from Milk Street and it was delicious. It doesn’t take long to prepare, so it can easily be made during your busy week. This recipe was […]

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Comment est votre Blanquette?

Way back in 2018 when dinner parties would happen on a whim and some of our friends hadn’t moved back to France yet Andrew and I were treated to a traditional French favorite, Blanquette de Veau. This dish is pure comfort food, many recipes have been passed down and perfected by French grandmothers for generations. […]

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Creamy Sausage and Potato Soup

It’s been so cold and snowy in Maine lately. I all want to do is sit on the couch wrapped in a blanket. A girl’s still got to eat though! This soup is perfect for warming up to on those cold days. It comes together easily, making it ideal for busy weeknights or a lazy […]

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Tomato Bisque

We had our first plowable snowfall last night! With all of the twinkle lights and holiday decorations the fresh fallen snow makes everything look magical. With the snow, cold weather and winter around the corner this creamy tomato bisque will be a perfect addition to your winter soup file. Add a side salad or a […]

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Holiday Pies

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means one thing in my world…pie! Most people get really excited about the Thanksgiving meal as a whole but honestly, I’m only here for the pie. Growing up the dessert table would be FULL of different pies to try and I would be eating leftover pie for […]

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Sunday Supper- Austrian Beef Stew

Hello November! I thought I would kick off the new month by sharing a delicious Sunday Supper we had a couple of weeks ago. I made a tasty stew from my new Milk Street cookbook that my brother gave me for my birthday. This is the first dish that I’ve made from Austria and now […]

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Autumn Mocktails

A new season calls for a new batch of festive mocktails. I love the flavors of Fall; spicy cinnamon, earthy pumpkin, tart cranberries and crisp apples. There are so many creative, non-alcoholic beverages that you can conjure up. Maple Apple Bomb Perfect for any fall get together. You can mix it up ahead of time […]

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Sunday Supper- Pork Ragù

We had a chilly, kind of feels like autumn Sunday a couple of weeks ago. I loved it. Summer is nice but I really love fall. I love the cooler temps, the cozy sweaters, late night bonfires and the lack of humidity. This cooler day was my turn for Sunday Supper so I l wanted […]

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Garden Fresh Mocktails

Our little garden is still going strong! We have so many cucumbers, hot peppers and herbs that we needed to start getting creative before they were no longer fresh. These non-alcoholic sparkling mocktails are the perfect, refreshing drinks for summer, and a great opportunity to use up some of the extra herbs in your garden. […]

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