Brown Sugar Cinnamon Swirl Challah

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Happy almost Rosh Hashanah! I just got back from a super fun food conference in Seattle (enter cheesey food nerd here) and even though I am happy to be back to reality, Seattle has become one of my favorite food-loving cities ever! A huge thanks to the Hatch Chile store for sponsoring..a fabulous hatch recipe […]

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

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I have been dreaming of making a vegetarian stuffed grape leaves for months now. Not that my mom’s classic stuffed grape leaves aren’t perfect (which they are!). I grew up on eating the families simplified version with as little as 3 ingredients (not including lemon slices and water). There was never any measuring really and […]

Pistachio Baklava with Orange Blossom Simple Syrup

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I just couldn’t wait anymore. I have had baklava on the bucket list for years and it wasn’t until our trip last year to Istanbul that we really understood the true way to enjoy the popular sweet. Apparently, Americans have been doing it all wrong. There is an art to the way you eat baklava. […]

Julia Child’s Mussels Mariniere

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Happy 102 birthday Julia Child! Ever since I opened the first pages of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, I don’t think I have been the same. I conquered the fragile “Cheese Souffle” and have been hooked ever since. There is an entire page dedicated to stiffening egg whites, that is how I learned how […]

Heirloom Tomato Fattoush Salad

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Joe and I just got back from a very mini/last minute vacay in Palm Springs. It was glorious. All we did was nap, swim, eat, walk Hula and reverse. At 100+ degrees, we were either in the pool or melting into the couch. We cleaned out our fridge at home and cooked everything in the […]