Short Rib Ravioli

Short Rib Ravioli

Do you remember the Staples commercials with the easy button? After highlighting some well-known office drudgery, unnamed co-worker #1 would press a big red button with white letters spelling “easy” and the task would instantaneously complete itself.  This post is sort of like that.  Read More

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How to Braise Meat like a Professional Chef

How to Braise Meat like a Professional Chef

I used to work at a restaurant in Seattle where one of my responsibilities was to get the braise going every morning before the rest of the chefs showed up.  All day long, the restaurant filled with heaven-sent meat perfume. UNLIKE braising at the restaurant, I actually get to sit down and enjoy the fruits of my labor when I make it at home.  Win!   Read More

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Holiday Champagne Cocktail

Holiday Champagne Cocktail

It is definitely THAT time of year.  I’ve already built a snowman, went skiing, and I even mastered the polar bear challenge.  JUST KIDDING! I live in the south.  I did, however, get to spend a lovely week up north over Thanksgiving where I reverted back to my middle school self and went crazy for some sledding in the park.  It took several layers of my boyfriend’s-15-year-old-nephew’s snow gear to convince me to stay out there though.  I looked like that kid from A Christmas Story that can’t put his arms down after his mom zips up his (third?) winter jacket.    Read More

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Thanksgiving Leftover Waffle Sandwich

thanksgiving-leftover-waffle-sandwich

When the dishes are finally done and everyone gets in their 9 hour Thanksgiving food coma, Black Friday (for me) has nothing to do with sale shopping or standing in line in the cold. It is All About Those Leftovers! This year, I am all about stuffing waffles with everything else on top – making one SCRUMPTIOUS plate of food. Really, though. Thanksgiving stuffing…..in the waffle maker….it’s not often that I make a better life decision than this one. Read More

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White Bean & Chorizo Soup

White Bean & Chorizo Soup

I love pureed soups.  Much much more than chunky soups actually.  It’s something about the smooth, silky texture that’s comforting for me.  Thanks to last year’s new kitchen addition of mine (thank you Christmas 2013), pureed soups are easier to make than ever.   Read More

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Brussel & Sweet Potato Stir Fry

Veggie Thai Stir Fry

Thanksgiving is coming and I am BEYOND excited for it!  The classics are awesome – turkey, mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing, etc – and it just isn’t the holidays without them.  Every year though, I like to try something new….something non-traditional.  So with this post, I made a stir-fry/hash to show some love for the non-meat-eaters.  They should eat delicious food on turkey day too!   Read More

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