Wine and Cheese Pull-Apart Bread

Wine and Cheese Pull-Apart Bread_close If you tried and liked my brown sugar pull-apart bread, like Cupcakes and Cashmere’s Emily Schuman, and even if you didn’t, you should take this recipe for a spin. It’s similar in style but savory instead of sweet, and delicious as an afternoon or happy hour treat. I am almost positive you will like love it…. 

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Acorn Squash, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

Acorn Squash, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

It was all about pizza this weekend. That’s because, through the magic of Instagram, I recently had the good fortune of connecting with Andris Lagsdin, the founder of Baking Steel. He happened to find my profile – likely because I entered a pizza contest sponsored by his company – and started following me. I followed back.

Spatchcocked Buffalo Chicken with Rosemary Oven Fries

Spatchcocked Buffalo Chicken with Rosemary Oven Fries

A good roast chicken is a busy/tired/smart cook’s best friend. It’s a simple, satisfying dish that can feed a small family for days. If I make one on Sunday, Jason and I will eat what we can for dinner that night and then I’ll throw the leftovers in salads throughout the week. Rookie may get a few small… 

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Potato Bread with Rosemary and Cheddar Cheese

Potato Bread with Rosemary and Cheddar Cheese

My parents stopped by our house this weekend since they were in the area. As usual, my mom asked if I needed anything (i.e., food from her most recent Sprouts or Costco run) before they hit the road. When she called, I was at the grocery store so couldn’t think of anything … except fresh rosemary… 

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Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Peppers and Peas

My first attempt at making a Spanish tortilla was a complete disaster. I was at my then boyfriend-now husband’s apartment. For some reason, I thought I could turn out a decent omelette using his cruddy cookware.

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Vegetable Orzo Paella

I love paella – namely, the vegetable paella at Cascal Restaurant in Mountain View. It is amazing and I have yet to find another dish quite like it. That’s why my husband and I will drive 45 minutes just to get a taste of their “seasonal fresh vegetables and saffron rice, baked in a vegetable and herb… 

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Apple Challah Bread

Apple Challah Bread

Now that apple season is officially here, I’ve been making all kinds of appley things: apple pie, apple pancakes and this delicious apple challah bread. It may not look like your traditional braided challah, but it tastes just like it: eggy, soft and slightly sweet. And the best part? Cinnamony apple chunks nestled in the dough that become tender and… 

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