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scalloped tomatoes with croutons

The Food Network had the audacity (I am joking, a little) to air an episode of Barefoot Contessa in which she makes a “scalloped” dish with bread …

raspberry limeade slushies

I have decided not to leave. Yesterday, I was eating a drippy peach we’d bought from one of those roadside stands that have baskets of homegrown …

Dessert

spiced applesauce cake

If there is anything as magnificent as October in New York City, well, I don’t believe you. The trees I didn’t know we had deposit rust-colored …

Dessert

buckeyes

Once upon a time, when I was probably no older than in grade school and sadly, not a whole lot shorter than I am today, a friend of a friend of my …

blood orange olive oil cake

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect olive oil cake for some time now. I was hoping for one that would use olive oil alone for fat, and resist the …

Recipes

crème brûlée french toasts

Filed under the very large category of Things Pretty Much Every New Yorker Already Knew About But Was News To Me (don’t bother trying to hail a cab …

Baking

zucchini fritters

Everyone’s got their superheroes; I’m sure when I was younger they were things like Super Grover and later, Jem but these days, they’re decidedly …

Recipes

double coconut muffins

I hadn’t meant to disappear on you, and what’s worse, I have a terrible excuse: I took a nap. In the same week that I conquered my cooking Mount …

over-the-top mushroom quiche

This one is personal. Four years, five months and 19 days ago, I was bested by this quiche and as noted by the detailed date count, I may not be over …

Baking

tzatziki potato salad

I don’t eat potato salad for lunch. That would be… unhealthy, irresponsible, gluttonous, and nutritionally unbalanced. However, I have found that …

broccoli parmesan fritters

Last week, it was pointed out to me that among the 750 recipes in the archives, there is but a single recipe that utilizes broccoli. Just one! (It’s …

Recipes

triple berry summer buttermilk bundt

Our toddler left us. Or, at least until Friday. Over the last 2 3/4 years, we’ve occasionally been blessed with the chance to go away for a few days</i> …

Dessert

bacon corn hash

I just realized we are almost halfway through with summer and while I should be totally stoked about this — seeing as we’re melting through our …

zucchini bread pancakes

For someone who doesn’t garden, lives pretty far from farms and couldn’t even keep a couple herbs alive on her kitchen windowsill, I take zucchini …

Breakfast

zucchini rice and cheese gratin

New, simplified directions:<p>Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Oil or butter a 2-quart baking dish, or 2 smaller 1-quart dishes (as I did, with the intention …

crackly banana bread

There are a lot of good reasons to make banana bread: You have a pile of sad bananas on top of your fridge that have reached their life’s expectancy. …

Breakfast

pumpkin cinnamon rolls

Something kind of terrifying is going on around here, and it started in the back of the closet. I found shoes there, <i>old shoes</i>, shoes that did not …

Dessert

chicken noodle soup

There are about as many recipes for chicken noodle soup as there are people who enjoy it, which is everyone. Well, everyone but me. I understand that …

Recipes

apple mosaic tart with salted caramel

My husband likes to joke that every other comment on this site in the month of October is, “Help! I went apple picking and I brought home 20 pounds …

Baking

salted caramel brownies

A couple months ago, someone requested that I try my hand at caramel brownies. Amazingly, this person was not my husband, but he endorsed this idea …

Dessert

blood orange margaritas

Is everyone on vacation without you? Are your social media feeds one big blur of the freckled faces of people you once <i>thought</i> you loved basking in …

North Carolina

coconut bread

Three weeks ago, we together rolled our eyes because it seemed like everyone was either celebrating spring (pea tendrils! meyer lemons!) or on …

bee sting cake

Nobody could mistake me for a person who moves quickly. I “run” at a treadmill speed that would never catch a thief, and barely these days, a …

Baking

two classic sangrias

Last Friday, we had 17 people over for dinner. No, we haven’t moved to a larger apartment. No, my kitchen hasn’t grown to the size of a normal one …

Recipes

Free Pantry Labels | Fab N' Free

I seriously love these labels that I found over at WorldLabel! They were designed by Emily McDowell. There are 89 Food & Spice Labels including 4 …

Pantry Organization Ideas Part 1

<b>Pantry Organization Ideas Part 1.</b> With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away and the December holiday following closely behind, there will be lots of …

How to Organize the Perfect Pantry

Shares 159K<p><i>Tasty Trash: The $55 million Squawkfox Food Waste Challenge is a series aimed at helping your family save up to $1,500 this year by</i> …

Finally free!! Funny a few didn't realise it was my head poking through in the last picture haha!Can't wait to share #savewithjamie with you all big love xx

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.