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The Barefoot Contessa

October 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · cooking

Now that fall is here I’m ready for a new challenge and I’m looking to Ina Garten for a little inspiration. Her Hamptons-based show is so idyllic and a lot of her recipes seem very doable. Next to Giada De Laurentiis, whose cook book kept me quite busy this summer, Garten would have to be […]

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I heart citrus

May 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The tart yet refreshing taste of lemon zest or a splash of lemon juice is such a clean and simple element to flavorful eating. So for dinner last night, I turned to my¬†Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California cookbook (again) to find recipes with lemon. My menu was inspired by recent spring […]

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Pea Pesto Crostini & Tomato Basil Tartlets

May 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

A recent Giada de Laurentiis encounter at my local Williams-Sonoma store inspired me to hit the kitchen this weekend. It was perfect timing as I had planned a family game night with some relatives tonight. On the appetizer menu: pea pesto crostini and tomato basil tartlets. While waiting in the two hour line to have […]

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Edible Hello Kitty

August 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Hello Kitty cake pop is so freakin’ cute. I was digging through some blogs online and came across this cuteness on a stick! The innovative baker/blogger is sharing her Hello Kitty cake pop receipe with the world. If I wasn’t so clumsy in the kitchen, I’d try it out.

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