11 Highlights from 2011

December 29, 2011

Au revoir 2011! This has certainly been an eventful year for us – my sister got married, had a gorgeous baby boy, and we are going to have a baby of our own next year! As I sit writing this currently sipping tea in Vienna fantasizing about what pastry delicacy I am going to enjoy […]


Amateur’s Food Photography: Basil and Prosciutto Corn Muffins

December 20, 2011
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Over the past couple of weeks I have been making these savory muffins.  I could eat them for breakfast.  Or with dinner.  Heck even for dinner!  They are surprisingly simple to make, and I think are sure to impress.  I knew I would be excited about them the minute that Simone posted this recipe for this […]


Squash & Sausage Baked Rolled Lasagne

December 14, 2011
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One of my favorite things about writing here is getting the chance to explore.  Blogging and interacting with the community involved with food has led me into so many wonderful directions – I’ve learned a lot about cooking, tried new recipes, flavor combinations, experimented in the kitchen, and made some awesome friends.  And just about […]


Basler Brunsli Cookies

December 7, 2011
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Today marks another fantastic gluten free ratio rally day – this month, the theme is cookies hosted by the lovely Caroline of The G-Spot Revolution! Cookies, which have been my gluten free baking nemesis for years (along with puff pastry).  Be it complicated macarons or simple chocolate chip, I can never seem to get them […]


Mango Avocado Salad

December 4, 2011
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It’s amazing how I can go visit my family for two weeks and come back to find that there has been an abrupt yet complete transformation into Winter.  No snow here yet, but that nip is in the air and the wind blows with a chill that makes anyone want to bundle themselves up in […]


Apple and Caramel Dumplings, Gluten Free

November 28, 2011
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Every time a major holiday event comes around, I am not afraid to experiment.  I hold on to the philosophy that if the dish doesn’t come out awesome, my family will still love me, and if it comes out great, everyone will be pleasantly surprised with a new taste to try.  So I never view […]