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Happy Easter! To be honest, I was raised more spiritually than within organized religion so my Easter holidays growing up were about the Easter bunny and egg hunts. When I was really young, we dyed eggs in all of the colors until those eggs turned to plastic + were filled with chocolate or money with […]

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grasshopper brownies

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As someone who Irish Step danced throughout high school, I miss this day of dancing + merriment often. Someone I also think about on this day is my “little sister,” who I met during those dancing years when I was the rehearsal captain of our company and she was our youngest […]

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“cassoulet”

This is one of my favorite winter dishes that’s requested multiple times a season by my boyfriend. Full of beans, vegetables and meats, it’s truly a “use what you have” dish that’s a warm hug on a cold night… and up here in the northeast, we’ve had more cold nights lately. Coming from the word, […]

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spiced carrots with beans + dates

Carrots have become my MVV – most valuable vegetable – this winter. They can be bought in bulk, are inexpensive and also can be made and used in a variety of preparation from soups to stews, juices or in cakes or simply roasted like here. I love their slight sweetness in contrast to the other […]

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cacao nib meringues

Being in the hospitality industry, my boyfriend + I are typically working on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. It’s a marathon working about 24 hours within 29, but it’s something that we know is going to happen and the team makes it a lot of fun to be there together. This year due […]

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beet – orange juice

Good morning, sunshine! ☀️ I don’t know about you but I’ve been in a slump after the holidays. I decorated, cooked. I saw a couple of friends carefully to still make the holidays feel celebratory, and now I just want a little more ease. (Anyone still coming down from the last eclipse and full moon […]

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dairy-free chocolate mousse

Happy New Year! I was 13 when I first went to Paris. My grandparents were there, and invited my mother + I during my spring break. European culture, specifically France and Switzerland where my grandmother’s family is from, has always been instilled in me, but when I was able to experience it for myself, I […]

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peppermint stick ice cream

When you talk about the holidays on my mother’s side of the family, there are two desserts that would always come up – mocha torte + peppermint stick ice cream. The former was way too strong for my young tastebuds as it’s a layered dessert of ladyfingers + a rich mocha ganache – but the […]

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spiked hot chocolate

Dear Santa, Do you remember when we all were wishing for a laundry list of things last year? 2020 was going to be the year of perfect vision, and yet the visions of dancing sugarplums did not look like covid-19, isolation + politicians from both sides of the aisle caring about their own agendas than […]

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brownie cookies with peppermint + marshmallow

This recipe is the best holiday hot chocolate in cookie form. Do you see a theme here? You start with brownie cookies (inspiration from @bojongourmet). When the batter can’t get any better, you fold in smaller versions of your homemade marshmallows and add crushed candy cane + sea salt on top. What comes out is […]

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