Hearty Tuscan Soup with Sausage and Potatoes

Hearty Tuscan Soup with Sausage and Potatoes Jason went to WrestleMania with some friends on Sunday, so Rookie and I had the house to ourselves. It was quiet but sublime. I did some chores in the morning and then spent the afternoon messing around in the kitchen while watching “Julie & Julia” for the umpteenth time…. 

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Peanut Noodles with Tofu

I blinked and the month went by. I can’t believe April is just days away. Easter is right around the corner and I haven’t given dessert a thought! I’ve been so busy with work these past few weeks that I’ve avoided meal planning, too.

Garlic Home Fries

Garlic Home Fries

As much as I love browsing for recipes online, I relish reading cookbooks and magazines. There’s nothing like leafing through the pages of a new or trusty publication. So I was delighted when my brother surprised me with a subscription to Food Network Magazine on Christmas.

Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls

Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls with Coffee Glaze

If you’re a cinnamon roll fanatic like me, you must try this recipe. While it’s been over a month since I made these pretty pastries, I can’t get them out of my mind. They’re truly one of a kind.

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Egg Salad with Greek Yogurt

Saturday was a memorable day. It was Pi Day – and an extra special one at that. People around the world celebrated by baking, buying and delighting in sweet and savory pastries. I got in on the action, too, thanks to the kind folks at my local Whole Foods, who gifted me with a gorgeous double-crust apple pie.

Roasted Carrot Soup

Roasted Carrot Soup

Carrots often make an appearance in soup and stew, but they rarely play the starring role. That’s not the case with this simple but sublime purée, where the modest root vegetable takes center stage.

Apricot and Almond Babka

Apricot and Almond Babka

When it comes to sweet yeast breads, some would argue, “You can’t beat a babka.” What’s not to love about this decadent treat, characteristic for its crisp crust, gooey interior and high filling-to-dough ratio? Simply put, it takes the cake.