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Filed Under:Food & Drink / Recipes
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Archived Since:August 13, 2010

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Black Bean Soup

I have several things to say about this recipe I’m sharing today. First: It has nothing to do with Easter. But I’ll make that up to you. Second: Oh, was it good. Third: Beans are my life. Don’t tell anyone. Finally, this recipe, andShow More Summary

Weekend Mixer Giveaway!

Today, because it’s the start of the weekend, and because I love ya, I’m giving away three (3)of these gorgeous KitchenAid mixers. What a bright, happy, springy color! TO ENTER To enter this giveaway, just shout out your weekend plans in the Comments section of this post, whether you’re tilling up your garden or climbing Mount Everest. Show More Summary

Lemon Lime Pound Cake

Oh, dear. Oh, my. Oh, help. Oh, BEHAVE! (Name that movie.)   Okay, first of all: the intricate surface of this cake is not due to my superior cake sculpting skills.       It’s entirely due to this beautiful, brilliant bundt pan, which I bought last week in a fit of culinary impulse while at my favorite restaurant supply store in the big city. Show More Summary

Short Rib Sandwiches

My unbridled love for short ribs is no secret. I’ve written love sonnets about them here before. Short ribs are amazing and beautiful and magical, and while I don’t make them very often, I love them a little more each time I do. ForShow More Summary

Maple Oat Nut Scones

This is a variation of the Maple Nut Scones I put in my very first cookbook years ago, and it’s the same basic recipe I’ve used since 1999, when I first made maple nut scones for my friend Hyacinth when she came over to play one day.     At the time, I had two babies and had just gotten a new espresso machine and I wanted to duplicate my favorite Starbucks scones ever (do…

Irish Grilled Cheese

Remember the mom in the classic 1980?s John Cusack movie “Better off Dead?” Her family was having a French foreign exchange student over for dinner, and she was so very proud to be serving FRENCH (“Fronch”) bread, FRENCH (“Fronch”) fries, and FRENCH (“Fronch”) dressing. Show More Summary

Irish Hills Cupcakes

(A long time ago…in a galaxy far, far away…I made these green cupcakes. Centuries later, I’m finally sharing them with you here!) These cute little numbers remind me of the performance of Brigadoon my mom and I went to see at the local high school when I was a little girl. Show More Summary

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Before I start with this classic St. Patrick’s Day dish, I have a funny and touching corned beef story to share with you. Early in my marriage, I decided I wanted to try to make my mom’s classic beef brisket, which is marinated in all sorts of savory (salty) ingredients. Show More Summary

Amazing “Surprise Inside” Giveaway!

My friend Amanda Rettke’s new cookbook comes out tomorrow, and it is incredibly fun, aspirational…and inspirational! It’s Surprise Inside: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion—with a Little Something Extra Inside, and I’ve been waiting for it for a long, long time. Show More Summary

Slice-Baked Potatoes

When Marlboro Man, the kids, and I were in Colorado last month, we ordered Twice-Baked Potatoes one night. Instead of the traditional twice-baked potatoes our souls were used to—the hollowed-out potato halves stuffed with luscious filling and baked—they brought plates of curious potato rounds, each with a layer of melted cheese on top. Show More Summary

Pancake Mini-Muffins

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, which the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the day the Christian season of Lent begins, which is typically the time of year I wrestle mightily with whether to give up coffee or wine and I wind up choosing...Show More Summary

Chicken Mozzarella Pasta

This delicious pasta really is the total package: Hearty, easy, full of cheese, and bursting with carbs! All the qualities I look for in a friend. That made no sense. What a great (and fitting) way for me to kick off Monday morning! Anyway, you really will love this pasta, as you get a bunch of deliciousness without a whole lot of effort. Show More Summary


Oh my GOSH, I love waffles. We had them a couple of times when we were in Colorado, and no offense to pancakes or anything…but I was reminded just how lovely good waffles are. Once I got home from the trip, I decided to make waffles....Show More Summary

Valentine Treats!

First things first! I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you how very excited I am about Tasty Kitchen‘s new design, which we just launched this week! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Tasty Kitchen, it’s a recipe community I started back in 2009 when I wanted to provide a place for readers of my website to share their favorite recipes. Show More Summary

Super Bowl Recipes!

I can’t believe that after Sunday night, football is going to be over. Over! The world is going to be a very dark, unkind place. What will become of us as a species? How will we spend our time? What is going to be left to live for? I’m scared, my friends. The good thing is, even though our lives as we know it are about to come to a crashing halt, we can at…

Queso Fundido

Queso Fundido is everywhere. It’s taking over the world. It’s sweeping the nation! My friend Gaby made it a couple of days ago, my friend Adrianna made it last year, and everyone has their own little spin on the luscious Mexican munchie. Show More Summary


Today, because the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, and a bunch of other fabulous food-centric occasions and holidays are still upon us—and because I’ve gotten lots of request for another...Show More Summary

Easy Caramel Sauce

I made this easy caramel sauce (emphasis on unbelievably luscious) yesterday for the thousandth hundredth millionth time, and while it appears on this website as part of this Ice Cream Pie recipe (which, incidentally, was posted almost...Show More Summary


Today, because it’s Thursday, because I love ya, and because this pot makes cooking lots of fun… I’m giving away three (3) of these 7 1/4 quart Le Creuset French Ovens in this gorgeous “Soleil” color! This pot will take you far in life. Show More Summary

Hamburger Soup

I made this glorious hamburger soup yesterday for three very important reasons: One, it was so ding dang cold outside, all I could think about was soup. Two, church was canceled (church? canceled? I don’t understand!) and I didn’t have anything else to do. Show More Summary

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