Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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After five years in the work force, one of the best lessons I’ve learned is that the goodwill you garner by offering baked goods will come in handy when you’re having trouble with an excel table or really need someone to get on a call with you on a Friday afternoon. In work, as in… 

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Tom Kha Soup

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I love love love LOVE Thai food. Cant get enough. You’ve heard me say this before and I’ll say it again—Thai is the food culture that, to me, has the perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour and hot.  Its basically taste-bud nirvana.  And if you had to take this perfection and put it in a bowl with… 

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Spaghetti Carbonara

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Its very rare that I crave something in the true sense of the word and I am almost never an emotional eater, but very rarely — usually when something is just “off” about my day and I’m not quite where I should be in my spirit—I develop an intense gut-wrenching need to have a bowl… 

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Asian Glazed Baked Wings

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Sooooo…. yeah, I’m sorry — I know I haven’t posted in 2 months — major fail on my part. The last two months have involved a ton of travel (pictures of delicious Italian food to come), some much needed family time at my parents’ house and a crazy-busy month at work.  All that being said… 

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Penne alla Vodka

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“I’ve been gone for a minute, now I’m back with the jump off”  (If you dont know this lyric we can’t really be friends) Its been two weeks since I last posted a recipe and that’s just terrible! But I have a semi-good excuse — I’ve been absolutely swamped with work and life. This weekend… 

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Croissant Nutella Bread Pudding

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For my birthday brunch this year, one of the things that I made was croissant nutella bread pudding. I bought 70 croissants at Costco, spread them out all over my living room to get stale, and then my spirit animal/friend Julie spent 2 hours, at 3am tearing them into pieces and smearing each piece with a… 

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Honey Mustard Salmon with Melted Leeks

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I had another fun Sunday of cooking this past weekend and it ended up being a pretty fantastic girl’s day when some of my favorite ladies came over to drink mimosas and taste test my new recipes.  There is really nothing that I love more than keeping myself busy in the kitchen while my living room is… 

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Creamy Peppadew Potato Salad

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A few weeks ago, while I was in Miami, my friend Marvin’s parents graciously took in a bunch of his friends for a lovely home-cooked, post-church lunch.  His mother, ever the consummate hostess, put out a huge spread that included an insanely delicious ham, the leftovers of which she packed up for me to take… 

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