Homemade Speculoos Cookie Butter

While studying in Paris one summer during college, I stumbled upon a beautiful little jar of food, called Speculoos, in a local market. As a lover of nut butters I was intrigued because it looked like peanut butter, was jarred like peanut butter, but to my pleasant surprise, was something so much more: butter made out of cookies— swoon. My […]

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Cake of the Week: Sweet Tea-and-Lemonade Cake

Nothing says summer like a tall, chilled glass of lemonade. The same can also be said for sweet tea, but it’s even better when they’re both in the same glass. And if you think it can’t get any better than that, just take a look at this Sweet Tea-and-Lemonade Cake from Southern Living’s August issue. This is what you should make […]

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Olive Oil We’re Loving

I attended the Summer Fancy Food Show earlier this month, and still feel like I’m nursing some sort of sensory overload hangover. Three days, countless walked miles, and hundreds of samples from over 2,400 vendors later, I’m still thinking about the standouts from that week. You name it, I tasted it. From pomegranate chips to valerian-infused coffee for insomniacs, I’d like to think nothing surprises me anymore. For the […]

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Chicken-Fried Steak

The first meal I ever learned to cook was chicken-fried steak. I was in my grandmother’s kitchen with a hot skillet and a dream of getting the entire family to show up to supper on time. I was eight. My first experiment went well, unlike my sister’s first forray into hamburger steak, which somehow set the curtains on fire. Unfazed, […]

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World Flavor Wednesday: French Cuisine

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” Julia Child said that, and while she wasn’t French, she was positively obsessed with French cooking. She also said, “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” Julia Child was a bona fide genius. I won’t make this entire post about Julia, but I will give credit where credit […]

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How to Get Dinner on the Table in 3 Steps and 10 Minutes

  Whether you’re single and want a delicious dinner for one, or craving a warm lunch at the office that isn’t a frozen package, rejoice! Lékué Steam Case is your answer to warm, succulent, dinners that are healthy, quick, budget-friendly, and incredibly easy.   While cooking has always been a passion of mine, transitioning into marriage and work this past […]

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Cake of the Week: Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Sometimes when it’s hot, you just need some ice cream. Something cool and creamy in the heat of the day just hits the spot every now and then. With temperatures on the rise, this Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Cake could be a fun project for you and the kids on a hot afternoon. This frozen treat starts by lining a […]

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The Salad to Save Your Summer

You know what I love? Summer! You know what I don’t love? Cooking in the summer! If you, too, aren’t thrilled with the idea of salting dinner with your own sweat, it’s time for plan B. Step away from the stove and ready your knife—we’re making panzanella from now until October. It’s like clockwork for me. As soon as summer starts to […]

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World Cup: What to Eat for the Semi-Finals

Here we are in the Semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014 and if you lost all interest after the upset last week, hang in there and cook up a feast to cheer you up. To honor the Netherlands vs. Argentina match at 4:00 PM EST, we have delicious dishes paired with national beverages. Click on the picture for the […]

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Keep your Wallet Fat and your Waistline Trim with these 3 Recipes

Swinging through the drive through, going out to lunch, and ordering in for dinner can quickly take you down a slippery slope when it comes to your wallet and waistline. Sure, it saves time in the moment and maybe only costs a couple of bucks here and there, but you actually lose money, gain unwanted calories, and create one seriously […]

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