Archive | January, 2013

Blood and Glory: Blood Orange Cocktail

      Here it is:   The first Blood Orange Cocktail dreamed up by my incredibly talented (and incredibly sexy) husband. It’s really beautiful cocktail with a citrusy sweetness that’s perfectly balanced. It’s prefect for a Ladies Night, a Dinner Party Night, or just a Netflix Night. I’m already starting to grieve the end of […]

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Bleeding Mimosa: Champagne and Blood Orange Ice Cubes

I have such a huge culinary crush on blood oranges, it’s almost embarrassing. I drove all over the city looking for these things, giving Sad Eyes to all the produce guys who told me they didn’t carry them. Then, thanks to the magic of Whole Foods, I came into ownership of about 6 pounds of […]

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Perfect Skillet Roasted Potatoes

Have you ever had one of those “What Would You Want Your Last Meal To Be?” conversations? I have. Partially because I’m a touch more morbid than most, and partially because I think about food nearly constantly. Also, between food writers, food bloggers and chefs, I hang out with quite a few food people and […]

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Mirin Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

I’ve reached a goal of sorts, and I wanted to tell you about it. When I started this blog in 2011, it was as a direct response of having to put my 4 month old in the arms of stranger, turn around, and drive to an office.  I love my job, and I love my […]

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Negative Calorie Roasted Asparagus and Cauliflower Soup

  I heard this theory of negative calories foods about a year ago. And while this idea would be a dream come true, I’m not actually convinced of it’s validity. The theory is that some food cost your body more energy in calories to consume and digest than the food actually contains. Take celery for […]

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Pasta Cavatelli: Homemade Pasta Without A Pasta Roller

I love hearing other peoples Culinary Bucket Lists. It’s always a really interesting mix of classic recipes, mastering techniques, and difficult dishes. I love that, it shows range. But seriously people, start crossing some of this stuff off. You can do it. Just jump right in, and do it. This is a great recipe for everyone […]

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Avocado Alfredo Pasta with Spicy Shrimp

Apparently, I like to torture myself. Sometimes it’s in small ways, like keeping my size zero jeans from my modeling days that I will never fit into again. Ever. Ever. Sometimes it’s by spending hours looking at photos, like these, that are so good I know I will never be able to grace the world […]

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