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    ExclusiveButtermilk Waffles with Rosemary Pears and Ricotta

    serves four For the waffles: 1 cup of all-purpose flour 1 cup of whole wheat flour 1/4 cup of sugar 3 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt 2 cups of low-fat buttermilk 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract butter or canola oil, for greasing Continue…


  2. ExclusiveBerry-Matcha Smoothie

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    makes two 1 cup of frozen blueberries (or mixed berries) 1 small banana 1/4 cup of plain whole milk yogurt 1/2 cup of almond milk 1 teaspoon of matcha powder* 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of honey (to taste) Combine all the smoothie ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Add more almond milk if Continue…

  3. ExclusiveQuick Homemade Ricotta

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    3 cups of whole milk (preferably not UHT*) 1 cup of heavy whipping cream 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar *Milk that is pasteurized at an ultra high temperature 1. Combine the milk, salt, and cream in a medium pot and heat over medium until the temperature reaches 165 – Continue…

  4. ExclusiveGrape and Prosciutto Pizza

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    Serves four 1 cup of seedless red grapes (approximately) 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 5-6 thin slices of prosciutto, roughly torn 6-8 slices of low-moisture mozzarella 1 ball of your favorite pizza dough (homemade or purchased) extra virgin olive oil salt and freshly ground pepper grated Parmesan cheese, for serving 1. Preheat your oven to Continue…

  5. ExclusiveGrappa Negroni

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    1.5 oz grappa (we used Lorenzo Inga Grappa Di Barolo) .75 oz Lillet Blanc .75 oz Aperol Orange peel garnish 1. Combine the liquid ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill with ice cubes. Stir until chilled (10 seconds, at least). 2. Strain drink into a coupe cocktail glass. 3. Take one strip of orange peel Continue…

  6. ExclusivePersimmon Carpaccio

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    Serves four 1 persimmon, thinly sliced with a mandoline 1/4 seeded serrano chile, very thinly sliced (optional) 3 ounces of prosciutto slices 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds Sumac (to taste) For the dressing: juice from 1/2 lime 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 teaspoon of honey 1. To make the dressing: whisk together dressing ingredients. Continue…

  7. Home Bar: A Martini Your Way, Plus Rules for Ordering at Bars

    Not many drinks lend themselves to so much expected variation as the Martini. James Bond famously preferred his shaken, though classic bartending would suggest that you stir spirit-only cocktails. Taste is obviously subjective, but try telling that to a busy or indifferent bartender. Depending on the environment of the bar or restaurant, they may not Continue…

  8. On Cooking, These Days

    This isn’t a post about motherhood. Or enjoying the moment. It is a post about why I miss me sometimes, and how I plan to get me back 98.9%. For someone who has pretty much turned her entire life upside down with a whole boatload of change in the last year, you might be surprised Continue…

  9. Drake on Cake: An Interview with Joy the Baker

    Are you familiar with Joy the Baker? The lady possesses one of the most refreshing voices on the internet and we’re long-time fans of her blog. Joy’s known for her ridiculously delicious looking baked goods (Taylor Swift has been known to bake up her cookies!). We’ve always been impressed with Joy’s creative takes on all sorts of Continue…

  10. Home Bar: Trinidad Sour

    I’ve once again stumbled into The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon, in which I come to notice that topics of interest pop up all around me. I’m often taken aback to find that something I was just talking about over dinner last night is same subject covered by a popular publication a few days later. It seems like Continue…

  11. 28 Kitchen Essentials for the Home Cook

    Oftentimes, you’ll hear people talk about how much more affordable it is to cook at home than to eat out but having a kitchen stocked with essentials is really the only way to make home cooking achievable and enjoyable. A lot of people ask me what items I feel are essential to my kitchen and Continue…

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