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Chilled plum soup in well-traveled yogurt jars.
What do a saggy pair of jeans and pan-seared eggplant with ginger and honey have in common? Thankfully nothing.
Leftover spaghetti can be evil incarnate. Garlic-roasted tomatoes provide salvation.
Red Velvet Cake, and why Seinfeld drove me batty.
Simple cocoa-dusted banana bread, and a celebrity walking a goat on the beach.
One bowl chocolate cupcakes, no mixer required.
Nectarine scones with nutmeg sugar can be formed and frozen ahead. When houseguests wake up, brush w/ cream and bake w/ almost no effort at all.
The River Cafe in London has more than delicate homemade pasta; the staff has a wicked sense of humor.
A hunt for pastries in Paris yields multiple sweet delights, including this 2000 feuille from Pierre Herme's patisserie.
French yogurt. The retro-chic glass pots really do make it better.
You can toss practical anything (except spaghetti) on the grill, even artichokes.
Spain, this is France. France, this is Spain. Spinach, apple, and brie empanadas.
Birth, death, and kid-made chocolate chunk cookies. A 15-year retrospective.
The best meals often occur in the most unlikely of places. This one occurred at Earthbound Farm...
A story of seahorses, a gala, and coconut chai tea.
With 10 minutes, a grill, and some apricots, you've got one of the simplest, prettiest desserts ever.
Take potatoes. Add buttermilk, olive oil, and salt. Pile high in a too-small bowl, and you have mashed potatoes with a Bart Simpson 'do.
A pitter, some cherries, an apron, and a few speckled bananas. Cake.
A strawberry-rhubarb reunion, 30+ years in the making.
Come meet a rice farmer, and feast on this wehani rice salad with a trio of cherries, almonds, and mint
Highlights from a lunch at Chez Panisse Cafe, including this bittersweet chocolate pave with amaretto cream.
The life cycle of a blueberry corn muffin, in pictures.
Warm spring vegetables and pistachios bring creamy goat cheese to life, making this an ideal Mother's Day side.
This carrot ginger slaw has big, bold flavors and lots of tang, with only 5 ingredients.
Heat wave? Find relief with this cool and frothy pineapple batido.
When it comes to maple glazed scones, a 9-year-old's subliminal messaging isn't all that subliminal.
An almond-ricotta pound cake turns from light and dainty to sultry and luxurious in a matter of hours.
Bust a creative poultry move with an usual but shockingly simple marinade.
Cilantro-lime pesto suits grilled chicken, shrimp, tacos and burritos beautifully.
Passover-appropriate coconut-almond macaroons... for breakfast.
What's better than one charoset recipe for Passover? Two: one with apples and cinnamon, the other with dates and orange peel.
A buttery French triple creme + homemade apricot paste = nearly instant hors d'oeuvre.
1 part blogger + 2 parts community = wholesome Medjool date banana muffins, with gratitude
It may be spring, but there's still a chill in the air. How about some beef stew cooked with beer and carrots?