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Tips from Professional Food Photographer Gary Tardiff

I think I speak for the majority of food bloggers when I say that I started a blog because I love cooking and wanted a way to share my recipes with other foodies. But, I quickly realized that no matter how creative and delicious your recipes are, no one will actually...

Chicken Sausage Pasta with Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Sometimes I get in a dinner rut and forget how much I enjoy cooking with certain ingredients. I was recently reminded that I hadn’t used chicken sausage in a long time after seeing a few delicious and quick meal recipes on Meghan’s fantastic blog, You’re Gonna Bake It...

Ad Hoc Giveaway

When my parents visited Boston over Mother‘s Day weekend, my mom and I got up early on Saturday morning so we could head over to Williams Sonoma. We weren‘t just going to check out all their gorgeous cookware though – we were on a mission to meet Thomas Keller at his...

Ultimate Recipe Showdown Announcement

Have you all been enjoying this season of Ultimate Recipe Showdown on the Food Network? I was so inspired when I saw Emily, Jenny, and Camilla, on the last season that I decided to enter a few recipes of my own last April. I sent off four recipes and promptly forgot...

One Year Blogiversary Giveaway

It’s my one year blogiversary today! It all started with my pesto lasagna, and here we are, 92 original recipes later! When a fellow contestant at the Pillsbury BakeOff told me that Anna, the previous BakeOff $1 million winner, had a blog called Cookie Madness, I was...

Roasted Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Sage Quiche

I secretly enjoy checking out wedding registries and seeing what makes couples tick. Are they more excited about the monogrammed towels and fine china or the obscure kitchen gadgets and fancy knife sets? I’m sure you can guess which category we fell into! I was...

Chicken Fajita Nachos

Apolinaras headed to the grocery store the other weekend and accidently brought home tortilla chips from Trader Joe’s instead of the tortillas on my list....oops. It was pretty obvious the only solution to this problem was to make chicken fajita nachos instead of...

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve always been pretty athletic. I swam competitively from the second grade all the way through college and really excelled in the freestyle endurance races, although I was always trying to convince my coaches to let me...