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Such a gorgeous galette, this is one of my favorite summer meals!

Recipe: Summer Vegetable Galette with Pesto Recipes from The Kitchn
6/9/14 01:38 PM

I store packaged meat in a glass baking dish on the lowest shelf of the fridge. I have had juices leak when defrosting meat in the fridge, so I'm always thankful for the dish which saved me from a major clean up!

Tip: Put a Separate Bin in Your Refrigerator for Meat Tips from The Kitchn
6/9/14 01:36 PM

Gorgeous, love the strawberry syrup and meringue!

Recipe: Strawberry Upside-Down Cake Dessert Recipes from The Kitchn
5/16/14 11:41 AM

Gorgeous, love the strawberry syrup and meringue!

Recipe: Strawberry Upside-Down Cake Dessert Recipes from The Kitchn
5/16/14 11:40 AM

Staples like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brushetta topping, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted bell peppers, chicken/beef stock, and salsa are always on my list. Other things I love: cookie butter, dark chocolate mint creams, dried fruits, nuts (love the hazelnuts!), espresso, sparking water, etc. Prepare to stock up! ;)

What Are Your Favorite Trader Joe's Products? Good Questions
5/1/14 03:49 PM

What temperature was your butter? (BTW, that sounds like too much butter/shortening in proportion to flour). Butter should be at room temperature (meaning it will hold an indentation but isn't soft or melted). Also, you might check the date on your baking soda to make sure it's not expired.

Chilling the dough is essential too. I chill dough anywhere from 4 hours to overnight, depending on the recipe. Chilled dough bakes up thick and puffy, as opposed to what you are describing. Once my dough is chilled, I use a scoop to form balls, flatten them slightly, and top with additional chocolate chips before baking.

Help! Why Do My Chocolate Chip Cookies Look Terrible? Good Questions
1/22/14 11:43 AM

Seriously gorgeous crumble, I love the brown butter topping!

Recipe: Tart Cherry Crumble Recipes from The Kitchn
10/10/13 03:28 PM

Domenica Cooks (http://www.domenicacooks.com) is a great place to start! Domenica is the author of several books, including "The Glorious Pasta of Italy."

What Are Your Favorite Italian Cookbooks or Food Blogs? Good Questions
6/24/13 04:55 PM

Love this post, thanks for your honesty! I especially appreciate #2... there is often so much pressure to seek out a fantastic dining experience, especially when traveling. Sometimes it works out and other times it doesn't, but the pursuit of the "perfect" meal is really not worth all the stress and anxiety. Perhaps the perfect meal isn't so much about what is on my plate, but more about the atmosphere, who I shared the meal with, and that I took the time to truly stop and savor the moment.

5 Things Paris Taught Me About Travel
6/19/13 01:35 PM

Chocolate mousse

Enter to Win a Copy of Bakeless Sweets by Faith Durand! Cookbook Giveaway on The Kitchn
5/9/13 02:53 PM

I let the batter sit out and I've never had a problem with the rise of the 2nd batch.

Advice for Making Multiple Batches of Cupcakes with One Pan? Good Questions
4/17/13 06:14 PM

We went out to dinner once and my dad ordered a bottle of Merlot. The waitress replied, "Oh, you mean Mer-LOT?" Her pronunciation was especially humorous since my dad is a winemaker...

What Have You Been Most Surprised (or Embarrassed) to Learn in the Kitchen? Reader Discussion
2/25/13 05:42 PM

I adore Meyer lemons! I just made scones with the first harvest from my tree:


The Sweetheart Citrus: Meyer Lemons Ingredient Spotlight
1/2/13 11:09 AM

When I need to soften butter, I put the stick on a cutting board and hit it a few times with a rolling pin, rotating the stick if necessary. The butter softens and there's no risk of accidentally overcooking it in the microwave!

4 Tips for Softening Butter, Fast!
12/5/12 04:01 PM

Dill havarti is one of my favorites!

My Newest Favorite Cheese for Sandwiches The Cheesemonger
9/19/12 02:52 PM

I started using a Bialetti Moka Express a week ago - life changing, highly recommended! The best espresso I've had outside of Italy.

How Do You Make Your Morning Coffee? Good Questions
9/17/12 12:16 PM

I love Calivinegar Barrel Aged Balsamic. It's thick and fruity - I've used it in a berry balsamic cobbler, over ice cream, and had more than a few spoonfuls straight from the bottle.


Help Me Find a Great Balsamic Vinegar! Good Questions
8/16/12 10:46 AM

Second to Italian is Greek food for me.

What's Your Favorite European Cuisine? (Besides French & Italian!)
8/13/12 04:37 PM

Definitely cashews!

What is a Good Substitute for Peanuts in Asian Dishes? Good Questions
8/7/12 11:51 PM

I can't even tell you the last time I had rice. For me, I must have a fresh loaf of bread at all times - that's my carb of choice.

Do You Need Rice to Make It a Meal?
8/7/12 11:24 AM