January 2012

chocolate chip coffee cake

by amy 31 January 2012

when it comes to breakfast + brunch, i almost always choose a savory option over a sweet one. show me a brunch menu full of delicious-sounding pancakes + french toast? i’ll read through ‘em, then hop down to the omelettes + quiches, where i’ll choose something that sounds even tastier. there is one thing that [...]

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homemade flour tortillas

by amy 25 January 2012

you know what makes me happy? mexican food. i’m super lucky because there’s a darn tasty mexican restaurant in walking distance from our house. due to the delightfully walkable proximity of mexican food, it’s no surprise that i rarely cook mexican food at home. instead, i put on my shoes + make the 5-minute stroll [...]

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cake batter truffles

by amy 19 January 2012

i believe there are two type of people in the world — those who love cake batter + cookie dough in their unbaked form, + those who don’t. personally, i fall into the former category. i have tons of fond memories of watching my mom bake cakes + cookies when i was growing up, always [...]

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italian pasta + cannellini bean soup {pasta e fagioli}

by amy 17 January 2012

if you read my post on italian wedding soup, you already know how much i love soup. i’ll spare you too much repetition, but in short, i really really adore soup. so, when week two of my one-new-dinner-a-week challenge for 2012 rolled around + it was a gray, rainy day, i knew that the dinner [...]

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making french baguettes at home

by amy 13 January 2012

i love love love bread. i start almost every morning with a similar breakfast: a breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese, bacon or veggie sausage, all on a fresh baguette. for years, i’ve bought baguettes from a wonderful local bakery, + while their bread is amazing, it was time to try making some myself. the result? [...]

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