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Spinach Artichoke Pizza

Spinach Artichoke Pizza

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I have no official statistics or research, but I bet the Super Bowl must be a close second to Thanksgiving in the importance of food holidays.  In the week leading up to the big game,

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for bowl
  • 1 cup bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • Cornmeal for pizza stone
Millet Salad with Grapefruit, Olives and Chickpeas

Millet Salad with Grapefruit, Olives and Chickpeas

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The bulk department is such a distraction for me at the grocery store. All the selections and options from nuts to dried fruit to beans to whole grains are mesmerizing. Seeing everything lined up is

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Ingredients
  • For chickpeas
  • 1-15 ounce cans chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Oven-Baked Beet Chips

Oven-Baked Beet Chips

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There’s been more snacking than usual lately, and I like to snack. I say the crunchier and saltier the better. I’ve been nibbling on all sorts of things at holiday parties. Or I haven’t eaten

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Ingredients
  • 5-6 medium assorted beets (red, yellow & Chioggia)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • Flaky sea salt for serving
  • Chopped fresh herbs for serving (rosemary, thyme, parsley, cilantro, chives)
Rosemary Fougasse

Rosemary Fougasse

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There’s no excuse for why I didn’t discover the absolute delight that is The Great British Bake Off until now. We finally took the plunge into Netflix, and with that has come a full-fledged obsession with the

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/3 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for oiling bowl and brushing bread
  • 2 cups bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons flaky sea salt
Braided Cranberry Fig Rolls

Braided Cranberry Fig Rolls

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This post is sponsored by Calphalon. So far the most progress I’ve made on designing my dream kitchen is a Pinterest board in need of an edit. At least 90% of those 543 photos (and

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 1-1/3 cups warm water
  • 1 packet dry active yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for bowl
  • 2 cups bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

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Sometimes I avoid butternut squash, and it has nothing to do with how it tastes. This thick-skinned veggie is such a pain to prep and cut. I don’t have the time or patience to tackle

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for bowl
  • 3/4 cup bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • Cornmeal for pizza stone
Grilled Pizza with Caviar and Smoked Salmon

Grilled Pizza with Caviar and Smoked Salmon

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My thoughtful, kind husband is already asking me about Mother’s Day—how I want to celebrate; where I would like to go; what I would like to eat; and of course, what I want. Like most

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Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound homemade or store-bought pizza dough

  • Flour for work surface
  • 1/3 cup crème fraiche
  • 3 ounces Petrossian Classic Sliced Smoked Salmon, torn into 3-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Petrossian Daurenki Caviar
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onions
  • 1 teaspoon Petrossian TALISMAN Liquid Caviar
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

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When the clock struck 5:00 p.m. last Monday, I kind of couldn’t believe it. In the past week or so I’ve been noticing how much longer the days are getting. Despite all the recent snow,

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Ingredients
  • 4-6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary plus more for serving
  • Flaky sea salt for serving
Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Quinoa

Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Quinoa

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Last weekend I gave Thanksgiving a practice run. I roasted a dry-rubbed turkey, baked a pecan pieand experimented with sides.  I kind of ended up having Thanksgiving twice plus leftovers. How great is that!? I’m thinking this

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Ingredients
  • For quinoa
  • 2 cups peeled & cubed butternut squash
  • 1 pound cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper  
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup tri-color quinoa
Marinated Mozzarella

Marinated Mozzarella

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The tomato plants in our container garden are a 4-foot-tall tangled mess. The cages didn’t do much to tame those tentacles. Instead they have become a wild hedge in dire need of a trim, but

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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces mozzarella (ciliegine or bocconcini), drained
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (basil, chives, rosemary, oregano)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and bruised
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3-1/2 cup olive oil
Zucchini Squash Pea Orzo

Zucchini Squash Pea Orzo

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Whenever I roast a mix of vegetables, zucchini and yellow squash are always invited to the party. It’s important to have a variety of textures and flavors when your doing a sheet pan of roasted

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Ingredients
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium summer squash, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup orzo
  • 3/4 cup fresh peas
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto