Holiday

Happy Easter!

by Sara on April 23, 2011

glazed cinnamon swirl bread

So I’m a day early, but in case you’re looking for an idea for an easy Easter breakfast, I wanted to share a simple recipe that’s easy to customize. I happen to love the cinnamon swirl in this bread, but you can very easily substitute some orange zest and dried cranberries, lemon zest and blueberries [...]

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Spiced Roasted Chicken

by Sara on April 21, 2011

roasted chicken

When I saw this recipe for a one pot meal, I knew immediately I had to make it. Roasted chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots…add orange wedges and some interesting spices, and I suspected I had a fabulous new take on roasted chicken. It wasn’t quite what I expected, but not necessarily in a bad way; it [...]

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Easter Egg Cookies with Royal Icing

by Sara on April 18, 2011

easter egg sugar cookies with royal icing

When my brother and I were kids, we went through a phase where every night, we retreated to the basement to work on our paintings. Were we blessed with artistic talent? Well, no. We worked on paint-by-number pictures. Before you laugh, allow me to explain why I’m telling this story now. Friday night, during my [...]

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Steak au Poivre with Matchstick Potatoes

by Sara on February 24, 2011

steak au poivre with matchstick potatoes

This meal is perfect: a tender cut of beef, a pan sauce made with brandy (my favorite), lots and lots of shallots, and homemade French fries. If you’re familiar with Michael Pollan, you likely know his food philosophy is that you can eat whatever you want, as long as you make it yourself. He points [...]

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