yeast-raised doughnuts + chocolatey glaze

Donut judge me for posting a doughnut recipe a meer few weeks after the New Year. These yeast-based doughnuts are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Dipping them in a cocoa glaze was the wisest thing I have ever done. As for the random sprinkles, who needs a reason to celebrate? All…

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citrus + dill gravlax (set and forget)

Gravlax. Today is the day you finally learn how to make cured salmon from scratch. We all know and love it. It marries perfectly with capers, cheese cheese and bagels AND you will get to impress all your friends at brunch. Ready? One of my favorite brunch staples is Lox and Bagels. I conquered the…

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handmade pasta carbonara

Every New Year’s Day I create homemade pasta. This year was no different. There is something so soothing and rewarding about getting your hands sticky with flour and eggs. Kneading dough is always rehabilitating. I love pulling the pasta through the machine, making it smooth and thin. It’s magical. For me, pasta making is a…

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chocolate tahini linzer cookies

Christmas time is here! This means cookie exchanges, baking for loved ones and entirely too many sweets. I have made these cookies for the past three weekends in a row because they are just that darn impressive and delicious. The shortbread dough is buttery and tender yet firm and thick, perfect for a cookie sandwich.…

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no knead crusty bread

It’s the holiday season, which means baking is a MUST. When it’s cold outside and the family is gathered around, fresh baked bread is an important staple on the table. This crusty bread is the easiest no fuss loaf you’ll ever make. The two highlights of this recipe are that there is no kneading and…

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egg nog custard [from scratch]

The holidays in general make me giggle with excitement. But when egg nog starts hitting the shelves, I just can’t help but splash it in everything. The BEST part of this silky custard recipe is that I will teach you how to make SCRATCH-MADE eggnog. The simplest of kitchen staples creates this holiday guzzle and…

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cardamom apple pie + braided vodka crust

It’s pie season! You know, that time of year when holiday desserts are mainly pie and cookies (both great options). The classic apple pie is always on the list, so why not spruce it up a bit with a sweater weather inspired crust infused with vodka? And let’s also add some cardamon spice to pull…

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halloween poison apples

Happy Halloween! These spooky treats will send chills down everyone’s spine. Imagine these on the table of your festive feast. These fresh candied apples with a cinnamon twist are super simple to create and instantly become part of the Halloween decor for any gathering. I was so sad that I missed apple picking in New…

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pumpkin roll + browned butter cream

It’s pumpkin season! There are pumpkins all over the house, the stores and in all our recipes. The most fabulous sweet treat that exudes pumpkin is a classic Pumpkin Roll. This recipe takes the tricky technique of rolling the cake without it splitting and makes it, well, a piece of cake. The best part is…

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summer hot dogs + sparkling rosé orange fig ice cream floats

It’s National Hot Dog Day! With that, an all american hotdog fete with ice cream floats are just what you need. To amp it up, I partnered with my good friend and fellow foodie Lindy from Epicuropedia to bring you summer dogs like you’ve never seen before. We spent the day grilling Banh Mi Hotdogs and…

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overnight cinnamon rolls + browned butter frosting

Cinnamon rolls exude nostalgia. In my home they were made for special occasions, Thanksgiving/Christmas morning or birthday breakfasts. Just a few months ago my mom was visiting for my 30th birthday and I requested these as my birthday cake. As I kid, I did not realize the labor that went into making homemade cinnamon rolls,…

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charred peaches + vanilla zabaglione cream

Happy Summer Foodies! In Georgia, the peaches are plump and the heat is sweltering. During summer, my dessert cravings entail something light and sweet. With friends coming over to swim and more late night gatherings, I am always searching for that perfect summer dessert that will stun but save time and energy. These Charred Peaches…

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