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Curried Carrot Soup

During these colder months I love cozying up to a crackling fire with friends and huge bowls of soup warming our hands. There is something so comforting about indulging in…

Winter Margarita

A Winter’s Margarita

One mustn’t wait for summer to enjoy a margarita. Rimmed with homemade dried lime salt, this rhubarb margarita is just as enjoyable to sip on under a pile of blankets…


How To Properly Frost A Cake

A classic lesson that is needed for any time we want to celebrate a special occasion. Knowing how to properly make and ice a layer cake is something that every…


Raw Chocolate Rose Truffles

They had us at raw chocolate rose truffles. Then, they went and added in some Scandinavian simplicity that inspired our current winter issue and we were even more enamored. Basically,…

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Bar Cart 101

 This post is sponsored by San Pellegrino. Practice the Art of Fine Food, every time you can. There are few things that can equate to feeling more grown-up (and at times,…

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Recreating The Italian Aperitivo

 This post is sponsored by San Pellegrino. Practice the Art of Fine Food, every time you can. Italy has many pillars of success: legendary fashion houses, decades of art history, idyllic…

Pistachio + Cocoa Nib Salted Toffee

Pistachio + Cocoa Nib Toffee

Making toffee around the holidays is a tradition in my family. My mother makes it every year. When I was a little tartelette, my sister and I would sneak into the…

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Why Mary’s Turkeys Matter

 This post was sponsored by Whole Foods Market, America’s Healthiest Grocery Store. Our food is not what it used to be. Or rather, our relationship with food has seen some…

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Small Space, Big Cheer

 This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy. From shopping malls to movie screens, many are quick to equate the holidays with extravagant, over-the-top decor. This can…


Merry Mocktails

A holiday gathering surely calls for a festive and flavorsome drink. Since not everyone drinks alcohol, especially children, teenagers, pregnant women – and let’s not forget about the designated driver…

Kale & Pear Salad

Kale, Pear + Hazelnut Salad

The tahini dressing combined with the hazelnuts gives this salad a healthy combo of fats and protein. The kale, cranberries and pear also serve as great sources of fiber. We…

Rainbow Chard and Sage Chicken PIe

Rainbow Chard + Sage Chicken Pie

Spending time in the kitchen around the holidays is a blast, yet it can be quite time consuming especially when you are making multiple dishes. This pie is incredibly decadent,…


Outdoor Harvest Inspiration

Autumn is the perfect time to gather outdoors, wool blankets on hand, a delightful seasonal menu ready and friends at your side to reminisce on the changing of the seasons….