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Fresh Fruit Tart with Pastry Cream

One of my favorite things about summer is all of the fresh fruit that’s readily available. I’m not the best when it comes to eating a healthy amount of...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars + A Cookbook GIVEAWAY!

My mom and I represent the yin and yang of kitchen equilibrium. Growing up, she cooked every single night. My mom’s a great cook and would make a variety...

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The Weekend Dish

The Weekend Dish: 6/2/2012

Happy first weekend of June! We’re now officially into the summer months! Last weekend was sweltering here in Pittsburgh, which makes me sort of miserable and cranky. I’m not...

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Black Bean Salsa

Do you collect souvenirs when you travel? My grandparents have always traveled a lot, and when I was a kid, my grandma would bring me back one of those...

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Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches

Old-fashioned ice cream sandwiches. The uniform pattern of holes. The chocolate cookie remnants stuck to your fingers. Ice cream oozing out between the cookies. The plain paper wrapper. They’re...

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Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad

Don’t you sometimes wish that crystal balls were real? How nice it would be to see into the future, know what’s on the horizon, and act accordingly. I’m usually...

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Sticky Buns

Am I the only one who finds that it takes an immeasurable amount of willpower to walk through the mall without being pulled into the cinnamon roll shop? I...

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