Cooking 101: Classic Buttercream Frosting

Cooking Class 101 is back in session! Today’s lesson: classic vanilla buttercream frosting. Whether my cake is homemade or comes from a box, I always make my frosting from scratch. A good vanilla buttercream automatically elevates any cake from good to amazing and is ridiculously easy to make. The key is to beat the butter […]

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Summer Tomato Tart

If you’ve ever wondered what the bowels of hell feel like, then feel free to come on down to Houston during the summer, where the 10,000 degree temperatures and humidity are inescapable. Though I complain about the insane summer heat index (why Houston?! Why?!), one thing I will never complain about is the sheer quantity […]

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Three Easy Appetizers

Whether you’re throwing a fancy soiree or having some friends over to get drunk and watch Lifetime movies*, rest assured that you guests are bound to get the munchies sooner or later. And when this moment comes, do not fret gentle reader about what to serve for I have given you not 1, but 3, […]

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Cookies Series: S’more Cookies

Anyone up for s’more cookies? (Yay puns!) In all seriousness, s’mores and cookies are pretty delectable. So being the genius that I am, I decided to combine them into a delectable s’more cookie recipe hybrid thing. You’re welcome. So build yourself a campfire (or don’t. Its 10,000 degrees in Houston right now) and make yourself […]

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Cookie Series: Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Though America historically has done an amazing job of appropriating and adapting the cuisine of its many immigrant groups, there seems to be relatively few dishes or items that are truly American.* Peanut butter, on the other hand, was invented in America (yay ‘Merica!). Its delectable, nutty goodness has been a staple in American cuisine […]

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Meatless Monday: Butternut Squash and Rapini Casserole

Its Meatless Monday again! This recipe is inspired by some of my favorite ingredients and one of my favorite chefs. I was binge watching A Chef’s Life (its so good, y’all) and saw chef Vivian Howard make a really tasty looking butternut squash, rapini, and sausage casserole. You know someone’s a culinary badass when they […]

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Weeknight Meal: Meatloaf

Oh, the homely meatloaf. A staple at American dinner tables since the 1800s, the meatloaf is as classically American as apple pie and Nascar. Though not the sexiest dish on the block, meatloaf is a great way to feed a lot of people quickly and cheaply. My recipe is a riff on my mom’s, which […]

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