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    April 17, 2014

    How to Make Pizza Rustica (Italian Easter Pie)

    Every Easter, I thank god for my Italian ancestors. That's because at a young age I was introduced to my favorite Easter dish, Pizza Rustica, also known as Italian Easter pie. Pizza Rustica is actually not a pizza at all, but rather a savory, almost quiche-like enclosed pie filled with ricotta, eg ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Mazel Tov, Potato Kugel

    Since today is the first day of Passover, this week's recipe is an Ashkenazi classic casserole, potato kugel. Kugel is a baked pudding or casserole traditionally served on the Jewish Sabbath or other holidays. Originally puffed and baked in a ring shape, the name of the Yiddish dish likely referen ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Leftover Rice From Indian Takeout? Make Kheer

    We have a lot of extra cooked rice in the house these days. My husband has been on an Indian cooking kick, and he successfully made several amazing batches of rogan gosh, fish masala, and chicken vindaloo. He has been less successful in gauging how much rice we would consume with these dishes, which ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Chicken and Chorizo Empanadas

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. Empanadas, stuffed and fried bread or pastries, are popular all over the world, especially in Southern Europe, Latin America, th ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Chicken Tikka Masala

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. Chicken tikka masala is a popular restaurant dish made up of chicken tikka -- or bits of yogurt-marinated chicken baked in a cl ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Baking with Bacon Grease

    So you're up on the locavore movement and appreciate organics, but what are your thoughts about nose-to-tail eating? You don't have to enjoy sweetbreads to get the most out of the meat you make on a weekly basis. To avoid creating waste, try putting side products to use. Bacon is a favorite in my fa ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Pastitsio

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. Pastitsio (or pastichio) is a classic Greek baked pasta dish. It's name is based on the Italian word pasticcio, stemming from th ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Irish Soda Bread

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. Soda bread is a popular quick bread made with sodium bicarbonate -- also known as baking soda, or 'bread soda" -- in lieu of the ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    St. Patrick's Day Recipe: Guinness Cake

    I use almost any holiday as an excuse to celebrate, and St. Patrick's Day is no exception. If you know my full name (Joanna Shawn Brigid O'Leary) it's clear that I was born with a shillelagh in my mouth. My Irish heritage compels me to mark the feast day of Ireland's patron saint (one of three actu ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Hushpuppies

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're sharing a Southern classic perfect for your Mardi Gras celebrations: the hushpuppy. The term hush-puppy was fi ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Beef Stroganoff

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. As we bid the Sochi Olympics a hearty 'do svidaniya' just yesterday, we're sharing one final memento from our time in Mother Ru ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Retro Recipe: Frankfurter Casserole

    There's reason why they drink more than they eat on the first few seasons of Mad Men: the 1950s and early 1960s weren't exactly the high point of America's culinary history. An emphasis on overcooked meat, candied cherries, and canned soup as ingredients gave rise to some pretty funky dishes. Looki ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Recipe: 5 Ingredient Red Pepper Alfredo Sausage Tortellini Macaroni & Cheese

    Where would food pornography be without Pinterest? This venerable website has made curating your own personal collection of gustatory glamour shots socially acceptable, if not advisable. I thank God for you, Pinterest, especially a few Sundays ago when I discovered this board dedicated to the assemb ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Recipe of the Week: French Classic Coq Au Vin

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and dessert, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. This week, we're tackling the French classic Coq Au Vin. Literally meaning "cock (rooster) of the wine," the rustic dish was traditionally made using a rooster or any other old barnyard ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    Recipe: Make Your Own Adults-Only Hot Cocoa

    Baby, it's cold outside. Just because we were not victims of the polar vortex doesn't mean we don't deserve a wintery liquid treat to help us cope with the sub-sixty degree temperatures. Hot chocolate or cocoa is the classic choice and there are certainly plenty of good options in Houston. (And th ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    What's Cooking This Week? Kale, For Starters

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    What's Cooking This Week? Chicken Fajitas, Carrot Ginger Soup, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Kimchi Bibimbap, Hangover Chicken Soup & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my meal ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Christmas Eve Lobster Mac & Cheese and Classic Minestrone

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    It's Time To Make Your Very Own Panettone

    Each country has its own traditional dishes and desserts for Christmas and the holidays. The French make Thirteen Desserts of Provence, Germans make Christstollen, Brits make Christmas pudding and Italians make panettone. This sweet bread originated in Milan (or so the story is told) and has become ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Spinach- and Ricotta-Stuffed Eggplant, Plus Shrimp

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my meal ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Flank Steak, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my meal ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Matzoh Balls, Zucchini Latkes, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? The Gobbler Sandwich and More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Prohibition's Repeal With These Prohibition-Era Cocktails

    November 24, 1933, was a really good day. After 13 years of being unable to sell, produce, import or transport alcohol, thanks to the Anti-Saloon League and the passage of the 18th Amendment, Texas approved ratification of the 21st Amendment, ending Prohibition. Even though few drinkers had ceased ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Chicken Piccata, Smoked Salmon Quiche, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Spicy Mussels, Roast Chicken, and Lots of Chorizo

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Arancini, Fish en Papillote, and Meatloaf Sandwiches

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my meal ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? French Onion Soup, Roast Beef Sandwiches, and Stuffed Shells

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Sweet Potato Bisque and Dijon Pork Chops, Plus Candied Bacon

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekl ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Housemade Crust and All: Here's a Step-By-Step Recipe for Classic Pumpkin Pie

    There's perhaps no dessert that feels more "fall" than pumpkin pie. Better yet? Homemade pumpkin pie. So we're sharing a step-by-step recipe that's easy to follow and whose end product is even easier to devour. Here's how to make it:

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    October 14, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Chicken Tortilla Soup, Pumpkin Enchiladas, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and myself, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal plan an ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Shrimp Spring Rolls & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my meal plan and grocery ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? A Spanish Tortilla, Beer-Braised Brats, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- weekly ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Pumpkin Spice M&M's Debut, So Let's Get Cooking

    Earlier this month, M&M'S debuted its newest flavor, Pumpkin Spice. So obviously we bought some, because we're not crazy, people. While the new flavor isn't bad, the artificial pumpkin-cinnamon essence doesn't do it for us like a good PSL does (that's what the kids call Pumpkin Spice Lattes these d ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Celebrate Oktoberfest With This Beer & Cheese Soup

    In case you've been living under a rock, we have some amazing news for y'all. As of this past Saturday, Oktoberfest has begun. The 16 day festival -- held in Munich, Germany, but celebrated everywhere -- is the world's largest fair. It was first held in 1810, when all of Munich was invited to cele ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Cauliflower Leek Soup & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This We ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Breakfast for Dinner & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and myself, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Game Day Wings, Sprouts Salad, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    The Southern Tailgating Cookbook Helps Satisfy All Your Culinary Tailgate Needs

    Food photographer Taylor Mathis has spent the last three football seasons right in the thick of all the rivalry and school spirit, but he's only been to one game. Instead of watching college athletes toss around the pigskin, Mathis joins tailgaters in eating pig skin. And gumbo. And ribs. And just a ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Celebrate Rosh Hashanah With A Honey-Glazed Apple Walnut Cake

    L'shanah Tovah! It's Rosh Hashanah -- the first of the High Holy Days and the Jewish New Year. Apples and honey are often served as part of the traditional Rosh Hashanah meal, symbolizing a sweet new year. So to celebrate, we're sharing a simple and delicious recipe for Apple Walnut Cake made with ... More >>

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    September 2, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Baked Eggs w/ Chorizo Hash & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Cake Decorating 101: Caramel Upside Down Pear Cake

    If you've been following our series on cake decorating over the last two months,then you're probably looking for a little breather. That's why, this week, we're letting the oven do the work and introducing you to upside down cake with pears. If you're going to tackle this it better be soon because ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Gazpacho, Shrimp Bruschetta, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Flank Steak Tacos w/ Mango Salsa & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Tortellini w/ Mushroom Cream Sauce & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Basil & Tomato Meatballs Sliders More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    The Non-Pressure Test: Make Chocolate Éclairs Like a MasterChef

    Masterchef is back (and with another Houstonian in the mix -- Team James)! We've been loving the season so far, especially the pressure tests. But with a pissed-off Ramsay, daunting time restraints and cameras right in the contestants' faces waiting for them to break down in an ugly cry in front of ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Ginger Salmon Cakes & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Copy Cat Recipe: Coppa's Barrata Arancini

    To know me is to know that I'm freaking obsessed with Italian food. So when I first dined at Coppa Ristorante Italiano, with its brick-oven pizzas and freshly-made pastas, it was love at first sight. I had many amazing dishes that faithful night, but my favorite had to be the barrata arancini -- for ... More >>

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