ooey gooey s’mores brownies

SUMMER!!! It’s summertime, friends, and with that, smore’s are a MUST on the menu. Don’t get me wrong, I love a charred mallow and melty chocolate smashed between two graham cracker squares. But, hear me out, why not amp it up and make homemade brownies (aka “the chocolate”) with a graham cracker crust and the…

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deep dish cherry pie

There is something so intriguing about a free standing deep dish pie. The crust is flaky and golden with a dusting of caramelized sugar crystals. This deep dish cherry pie takes the ripe juicy fruit to a whole new level. Your hands may be stained red, but everyone is going to fall in love with…

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mom’s beef stroganoff

This is an image of family. A family recipe. Working together to serve our favorite meal and fill our bellies. It’s mom’s Beef Stroganoff. Yes, we are Italian, but for some reason along with pasta and meatballs, this recipe represents my childhood. It’s creamy comfort with umami mushrooms and tender beef chunks. Fresh Homemade Pappardelle…

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mixer coconut ice cream

Summer is upon us! In Savannah it has been so hot the pool water has been 90 degrees. The perfect treat is this creamy decadent Coconut Ice Cream made with a simple stand mixer or hand mixer. Top it with the freshest of fruit and serve in a cute coconut shell for extra flavor and…

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farmer’s market pizza with herbed crust

A stunning spring edition of Farmer’s Market Pizza with an Herbed Crust. A stroll around the farmer’s market scored me gorgeous edible flowers, micro rambo radish, purple kale, and fresh eggs. The dough is infused with scratch-made dried Italian herbs from my hometown in New York. A simple swath of the BEST extra virgin olive…

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frozen pistachio pie + chocolate short bread crust

Spring time! The weather has been warming up so it’s time for something sweet and refreshing. You have to try this Frozen Pistachio Pie made with scratch made pistachio butter (it’s easier than you think) and zabaglione (nix the alcohol) and whipped cream. The salty chocolate shortbread crust seals the deal. After a little bit…

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cool steak and noodle salad

These slurpy rice noodles with strip steak are tossed in a vibrant sauce that hits all notes of sweet, spicy, umami, savory and acidic. Crisp cucumbers, crunchy cabbage and cool mint elevate the dish to springtime quality.

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strawberry-cucumber-rose agua fresca

An absolutely beautiful refresher as the weather warms up. Fresh strawberries, cucumbers, limes, mint and a splash of rose water creates a simple sip to cool your soul on a sunny day.

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carrot cake + mascarpone buttercream with candied carrots

It’s my Birthday Week! We all have that go-to dessert that we request every year for our birthday. Mine, hands down, is carrot cake! I decided to give my absolute favorite cake an up-grade, as if that is possible, and make myself the ULTIMATE carrot cake. I present to you, a beautifully moist (don’t let…

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mango-turmeric agua fresca

When spring comes to town and the weather gets warmer, we are due for a refreshing tincture. Start the weekend off the a Mango-Turmeric Agua Fresca. This creamy sip combines the tropical and warm flavors of mango and turmeric in a truly simple recipe. There is no alcohol and honestly, you won’t miss it! The…

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s’mores slab pie

Happy Pi (e) Day! It’s that time of year when mathematicians and bakers unite. I have been craving summer s’mores and this warmer weather isn’t helping. Imagine that burnt mallow flavor with creamy chocolate and crunchy graham cracker crust. It’s all here! I will teach you how to make chocolate pudding from scratch and be…

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sunday ragù with fresh pasta

Sunday sauce is a way of life for my family. We Italians love pasta, meatballs and family. My family did this whole shebang every single Sunday. Grandma would get up early to fry up meatballs and make the sauce in a massive pot. It would bubble and simmer all day, filling the house with cozy…

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