April 2011

the wedding countdown!

by amy 28 April 2011

well, the big day is almost here! or in our case, the long weekend o’ celebrating is almost here. =) for those of you who don’t know, we’re forgoing the traditional wedding for something a bit different. here’s the idea we came up with: friday: we’re parking ourselves on a sunny patio for a couple [...]

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sugar + spice layer cake with blackberries + mascarpone frosting

by amy 26 April 2011

for easter this past sunday, we had dinner with family + i knew i wanted to try a new, springy dessert for the occasion. i had run across this sugar + spice cake in the latest issue of martha stewart living, + thought it would be the perfect light dessert to complete our meal. the [...]

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orecchiette with chicken bolognese

by amy 14 April 2011

the weather’s getting warmer, which means that i’m shifting away from the richer, heartier dishes associated with cool weather towards the lighter, brighter meals that feel more in sync with the sun + warmth this time of year. you can never go wrong with a delicious homemade bolognese, + this version uses lean, healthy ground [...]

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salted brown butter crispy treats

by amy 12 April 2011

our nephew celebrated his third birthday this past weekend + i figured i’d contribute to the festivities by bringing a dessert. i debated tackling macarons for the first time, but those didn’t seem particularly toddler-friendly. i thought about my childhood sweets + rice krispie treats popped to mind – however, i wanted to dress them [...]

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vegetarian pot stickers & wontons

by amy 7 April 2011

some friends hosted an asian-themed dinner party last week with kung pao chicken as the main dish. i was in charge of bringing an appetizer, + thought i’d stay on the asian track to keep the flavors cohesive. i had bookmarked these vegetarian pot stickers a while ago + knew this was the perfect time [...]

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