Brioche Cinnamon Rolls

Brioche Cinnamon Rolls_top It has taken me far too long to get these fluffy brioche cinnamon rolls on the blog. I made them in late August and now it’s nearly November. Where does the time go? I considered skipping it and moving on, but then you’d never get to experience these glorious buns. And that would be a great loss…. 

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Creamy Tomato Soup

Bloody Tomato Soup and Cheesy Focaccia Fingers

Fall is typically when I go into full soup mode. Thanks to our unseasonably warm weather, I haven’t pulled out my stock pot in months. But the temperatures are starting to drop (ironically, I’m wearing shorts as I write this), and I’m ready for chowders, bisques and a batch of this creamy tomato soup.

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Wine and Cheese Pull-Apart Bread

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.

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.