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Seared Scallops and Steak Tacos (With Wine Pairings!)

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We’re totally changing things up today! And by “changing things up,” I mean we’re drinking wine. Oops? I’ve never actually thought about posting wine pairings on this here internet website url, so when the fine folks at Noble Vines wrote, asking if I’d like to sample a couple of wines and possibly pair them with […]

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Compound Butter: Three Ways!

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You do know that butter is the universal summer staple food, right? Don’t try and look it up because I think the internet is down right now. And books don’t work today. And your friends won’t know this week. Just trust me. These may be my three favorite compound butters of all time! Well, actually […]

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Chicken Piccata


So this is totally not Mexican food. My bad! But it’s linguine with chicken and obscene amounts of butter and lemon. Will you forgive me? So, Chicken Piccata. Is this a regular meal for you? A longggggaaaa time ago it was something that was surprisingly a bit intimidating for me. I’m not sure why. It’s […]

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Quick Garlicky Parmesan Crostini


Happy New Yeaaaaarrrrr! . . .ish. I gotsta be straight up with you right now. This isn’t my recipe. I did not come up with this perfectly simple, satisfying, knock-your-face-off-to-yummy-town appetizer. No, no. Not me. Not I. Not myself. Not even Irene. (who IS Irene?) This appie is actually brought to you by my super […]

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Super Easy Pecan Cookies {Tablespoon Tuesdays}

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I’m officially obsessed with looking at cloth diapers online. No, no. You’re right. This is a food blog, and there is a photo of buttery pecan cookies right below the word DIAPER. I’ll never learn. Yesterday on the books of the face variety, I asked you guys about your thoughts on cloth diapering with twins. […]

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Purple Gnocchi with Rosemary Butter


You bettah believe it. Freaking purple! Well, purple during the making, and grayish in the results. But who cares? We can still call it purple. I had this idea a while back when I bought a bag of purple potatoes for this ridiculous bacon flag pizza I made, but I forgot about it once my […]

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Colcannon and Slow Cooker Corned Beef


Kiss me, I’m  . . . hyper? Wait, that’s not it. Actually, my maiden name is Blann. Might as well be O’Blann, right? O’Blann of the Thistle and Shamrock. O’Blann and the Four-Leaf Clovers (that would be my band). O’Blann’s dancin’ her fifth jig out there, lassie! Top of the morning to her face! So […]

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Pan-Seared Salmon with a Pistachio Mint Cream Sauce


OMG. We have to have a meeting right now. Sooooo I finished Gone Girl yesterday. ohhhhhhhhforthefreakinglove. I’ve had a number of you ask for my final thoughts on the matter, and without any spoilers, I’ve collected my overall take on the ordeal, and I’ve come to a most substantial conclusion: W.T.F.   Part one: SO […]

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Lemon Butter Sole and Apple Cinnamon Empanadas

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Dudes. Hark. Are you seeing that light coating of drizzleness sliding down those lemon slices? I don’t want to give anything away, but it’s butter. Pure unadulterated butter. It’s soft butter whisked with white wine and garlic and parsley and lemon juice. But I don’t want to give anything away. And see what’s under all […]

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