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The Cake That Made Me Crazy For Coconut

Considering my least favorite Halloween candy has always been Almond Joy and Mounds, it's probably no big surprise that coconut isn't among my favorite sweet treats. Which is a bit unusual since I love cooking with coconut milk and coconut oil, but there's not the, well, chewiness of coconut to [...]

By |2024-04-09T20:15:24+00:00April 9th, 2024|Recipes|0 Comments

Escape to La Pitchoune (No Recipes Allowed)

My favorite stories are always the ones that feel like an escape. Which is why the ensemble cast from my novel The Honorary Italians needed a weekly diversion. I had an absolute blast dreaming up the delicious escape from the winter doldrums for this motley crew of Minnesotans. It involved an [...]

By |2024-01-23T21:11:35+00:00January 23rd, 2024|Recipes|0 Comments

The “Fall Pasta”, a.k.a. Creamy Mushroom Gemelli

When I found myself with an abundance of mushrooms last fall (thank you, Costco), I decided to use them in one my favorite ways— with pasta, of course. Will dubbed it the "fall pasta," and dinner was served. As I glanced through the pantry this past weekend to decide what [...]

By |2023-11-14T22:15:17+00:00November 14th, 2023|Recipes|0 Comments

Two Weeks ‘Til Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie!

It's officially two weeks until my favorite holiday...Thanksgiving. And I couldn't be more excited. I love the emphasis on giving thanks. The simplicity of getting together with family or friends (or both) and enjoying a comforting meal together. I love the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and hearing about everyone's various [...]

By |2023-11-09T20:34:18+00:00November 9th, 2023|Recipes|0 Comments
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