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Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies

It’s no surprise that I basically love any treat that contains coffee or espresso powder.  Take these banana espresso chocolate chip muffins.  Or these café mocha cupcakes.  Turbo-charged brownies with salted caramel peanut topping, anyone?  Clearly these espresso dark chocolate … More »

Brown Butter, Brussels Sprouts, and Thyme Gnocchi
Brown Butter, Brussels Sprouts, and Thyme Gnocchi

It feels like sort of a mouthful of a title for this simple gnocchi dish but you certainly won’t be able to stop filling your mouth once you start eating it either.  It’s sort of like when you get home … More »

Caramelized Onion and Spinach Egg Casserole
Caramelized Onion and Spinach Egg Casserole

Who knew that a seemingly standard egg casserole dish could be such a stellar addition to a cozy post-Christmas brunch with friends?  I spent what felt like hours researching egg casserole recipes in the days prior to our brunch and … More »

Classic Chicken and Dumplings
Classic Chicken and Dumplings

Quite possibly the only good thing that comes out of this ridiculously frigid winter is the pure winter food.  Snow food.  Subzero food.  We’ve found ourselves hunkered down on snow days and snow nights more times than I can count … More »

Smoky Black Bean Soup
Smoky Black Bean Soup

There’s this little independent bookstore café in New Haven, right in the heart of the city’s shopping area as well as Yale University’s art district and on the fringe of the iconic dormitory colleges which still make me feel like … More »