Stuffed Baguettes (aka Stromboli)

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Ever since I made the French baguettes a few weeks ago, I’ve been wanting to make this stuffed version. The dough is exactly the same (which is great, because it’s delicious!). The only difference is that you roll it up with a filling inside....

Marinara Sauce

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I think I mentioned before that I’m part Italian. I grew up eating my grandma’s, and then my mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce. There was always sauce in the freezer ready to be defrosted for a quick dinner. To me, homemade spaghetti sauce is completely...

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

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Cookies that taste like cinnamon rolls? This just might be the best cookie idea I’ve seen in a long time. I got the recipe from a fellow blogger, Picky Palate, and I’m so impressed that she came up with this! It’s a basic sugar cookie dough, rolled up...

Asparagus with Goat Cheese Dressing

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It’s no secret that we love asparagus. It’s by far the vegetable of choice in our house. When it’s on sale, we’ve been known to eat it 3-4 times a week. I love eating it piping hot, as soon as it’s done, which creates...

Chocolate Mousse

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Don’t let the simplicity of this picture fool you. This is one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. It’s rich and creamy and light and completely delicious.  Chocolate, butter, eggs, sugar and cream – 5 ingredients that come together to create a decadent dessert that’s...

French Baguettes

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For my French Dinner Party, I knew I needed some authentic tasting French bread. I have a very simple French bread recipe that I tend to fall back on, but for this occasion, I knew I needed something a little more “real.” Enter King Arthur...

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: French Dinner Party

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Ever since watching the movie Julie and Julia, I’ve wanted to make the signature dish from the movie – Boeuf Bourguignon. My parents were visiting from Pennsylvania this weekend, and when Foodbuzz chose me as one of the bloggers to participate in their 24,...

Spicy Italian Meatballs

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I have to confess something. My grandmother is Italian and I grew up eating both her and my mom’s homemade meatballs on a regular basis. I love them, and so does the rest of the family. However, I’m going to go ahead and say...

Monster Cookies

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My college cafeteria served some pretty bad food. Almost inedible at times. But the one thing they did right was desserts. I don’t know how, but they seriously made some amazing desserts. The one that really stood out in my mind was Monster Cookies....

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

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I love to make bread. Something about it just seems so rustic and charming. I like kneading the dough (although I think I prefer watching my KitchenAid do it), I like watching the yeast bubble and foam, I like watching the bread rise, and...