Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

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If you need a restaurant recommendation, I used to be your go-to gal. With a 4-year-old, my priorities have changed, but you won’t hear me complaining that I don’t get out as often as the

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Ingredients
  • For croutons
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed sourdough bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • For vinaigrette
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Meyer Lemon Cake

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The other day I nearly screeched the tires on my grocery cart. In the produce section, I had crossed almost everything off my list when I spotted a display of Meyer lemons tucked in with

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Ingredients
  • For cake
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Zest of 2 Meyer lemons

Rigatoni with Tomato Sauce

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I don’t like to make a big deal out of tomato sauce. Canned tomatoes are a pantry staple, so I think of them as a weeknight/whenever go-to ingredient. I know there are people who spend

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • Parmesan rind, optional

Mini S’mores Tarts

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Valentine’s Day is the best night of the year to eat at home. Why bother with reservations and special menus that don’t quite live up to all the hype? And dinner doesn’t have to be

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • For filling
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup heavy cream