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Socca: Chickpea Flour Crepes You Have to Try

by Denise Woodward
Socca – The Chickpea Flour Crepes You Have to Try

My first taste of Socca was in Nice, where the golden triangles are sold at markets and out of stalls on nearly every corner – it’s practically the city’s official snack! A friend and I ate it up within seconds, marveling over the texture and taste, and wondering how to make it at home. Thanks

What We Love: Bridal Shower Dishes & Drinks Worth Celebrating

by Kate H. Knapp
What We Love: Swoon-Worthy Bridal Shower Dishes

Five weddings. An entire handful of my dearest and most darling friends are tying the knot this year (four of them within a five-week span!). It’s like the old saying, “when it rains love, it pours weddings.” And with weddings comes bridal showers. I couldn’t be over-the-moon to celebrate the bride (or couple) with family and friends.

Broiled Citrus Juice: For Morning, Dessert & Cocktail Hour

by Maggie Battista
Broiled Citrus Juice + a Citrus and Tequila Drink

Before I skipped town, I wrote a few recipes for your spring-time enjoyment. Here’s one of them. Enjoy and I’ll be back soon, promise! ~Maggie I’ve gotten to know a pretty great lady over the last four to five months. Sherrie of With Food + Love has supported my new food life and guided me

Beet Old Fashioned Cocktail

by Maggie Battista
Beet Old Fashioned Cocktail

I’m not drinking too much these days. A bit of a teetotaler, I may sip a hefty splash of red wine here or a flute of champagne there (or, maybe two flutes) but liquor-filled drinks have been lower on my list. Cocktails are so very good — right? — but I’m just feeling like I

Using Jam Beyond the Jar With Blue Chair Fruit

by Kate H. Knapp
Exciting Ways to Use Jam Beyond the Jar With Blue Chair Fruit

We’ve been long-time fans of crafting cocktails out of everyday jams, but Rachel Saunders, creative mastermind behind Blue Chair Fruit, exceeds even our wildest imaginations of how transformative a spoonful of preserved fruit can really be in her newest cookbook, Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade. The book features 150 recipes, ranging from paella to pastries, divided

What We Love: 10 Crackers and Crisps Perfect for Food Gifts

by Kate H. Knapp
What We Love: Crackers & Crisps

One of my favorite things to bring to a potluck or a friend’s dinner party is a well-crafted cheese platter or a homemade dip. And, in these moments, plain-old crackers simply won’t do as an accompaniment. I want something unique, delicious, and above-all made with love. It turns out I am not alone in this desire and I found a

My Friday Night Comfort Food: Vegan Fried Rice

by Maggie Battista
Vegan Fried Rice

Beginning in January, I started eating a whole lot more greens. There are greens in my morning smoothie (you know, mixed in with the fruit, seeds and cashew milk), greens in my lunch-time salad, and there are always greens somewhere in my dinner. I’m sorta enamored with them and relish all the good stuff they

5 Little Luxuries for Your Spring Kitchen

by Maggie Battista
5 Little Luxuries for Your Spring Kitchen

Hello, ladies and gents. I am feeling like the thick of spring is just waiting for all of us around the next bend. In another few weekends, we’ll hear way more birds chirping, we’ll see the beginning of little blossoms popping up, and we’ll feel the urgency to dig our hands in the dirt or

Gift Wrap: How to Wrap Bread

by Maggie Battista
Gifting How-To: Wrapping Bread

A few weeks back, a friend popped by and noticed a fresh loaf of banana bread. When I told her I was waiting for it to cool before I wrapped it, she said, “With tin foil, right?” Gosh, no. Tin foil is adequate but if I’m giving a gift a la minute, I always try

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles

by Maggie Battista
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles

What are you doing for Valentine’s weekend? Well, of course, it’s a weekend. When the holiday falls on a Saturday, the whole weekend becomes a celebration of love or hot and spicy food or small-batch chocolate or binge-watching Downton Abbey or every single Beyonce video with some ice cream. You know, you choose. Valentine’s Day

What We’re Loving: Spicy Dishes for Valentine’s Day

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Spicy Dishes for Valentine’s Day

Oh, Valentine’s Day, how I have loathed and loved you. I hate being told what to do (especially when it comes to showing affection for those I care about), but I love chocolate, champagne, and all the wonderful food gifts the holiday produces. This year, however, I’m skipping the sweet treats and celebrating with the “hot stuff,”

What We’re Loving: Party Dips to Please a Crowd

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Party Dips to Please a Crowd

Ok, here goes. I am not, nor have I ever been, a football fan (please don’t hate me). I am, however, a huge fan of any excuse to bring people together and eat, which is why I tend to like sporting events like the Superbowl. I mean, what’s not to like? Friends gather together over a variety of finger

Happy New Year and Cranberry Vanilla Syrup Cocktails

by Maggie Battista
Happy New Year and Cranberry Vanilla Syrup Cocktails

Well, folks, it’s been a year. It’s been the sort of year that teaches you loads about yourself — what you love to do, what you don’t love so much, and where your sweet spot really is. The holiday pop-up was a revelation — it was so much fun for me! I loved hearing your

What We’re Loving: Dishes for a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

by Rachel Wilson
What We’re Loving: New Year’s Eve Dinner Parties

I love going out on New Year’s Eve – partaking in champagne, revelry, noisemakers … did I mention champagne? My husband and I have stayed home for the past two years, however, and that has been pretty great, as well. Hosting a New Year’s fete in our home allows us to spend meaningful time with

Baking Chez Moi and Vous with Dorie Greenspan

by Kate H. Knapp
Baking Chez Moi and Vous with Dorie Greenspan

It’s really quite impossible not to adore Dorie Greenspan. With several incredible cookbooks under her belt–Baking: From My Home to Yours, Around My French Table, and Baking With Julia (yes, the Julia Child)–a lovely blog, and a very popular baking club, Tuesdays With Dorie, as well as the sweetest smile and an ever-so-friendly disposition, she is

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