Rustic Peach and Ginger Tart

Rustic Peach Tart

Okay, now. I’m sure you’re not seeing too many peach recipes lately, and I’m well aware of why that is. Full disclosure: I moved to Texas last summer and immediately began living and breathing for ripe, in-season peaches that soften in your hand, drip...

Asiago Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

Asiago Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

My husband has been away on a business trip for nine days, and while I surrendered early on to the fact that peanut butter sandwiches and cereal would be my new meals, that’s not been the case at all. I’ve had dinner with neighbors,...

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Dark Chocolate Mousse

There’s simply nothing better than a silky chocolate mousse made with good quality ingredients, served with homemade whipped cream and enjoyed with someone special. And ok, I usually advocate going on the cheap for ingredients, but why not spend a little more for your...

DIY Easy & Cheap Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting Chalkboard Table

Last week, I hosted a fabulously fun wine tasting party with a bunch of girlfriends. We enjoyed good food, delicious wines, and lots of laughs, and it was a really creative, tasty way to toast Valentine’s Day early in the company of friends! See,...

Stained Glass Heart Cookies

Stained Glass Heart Cookies

Last year, I wrote about a special memory of my first Valentine’s Day with my husband. Every year he’s been my Valentine since has been more special than the last, but though I may be a hopeless romantic I’ve never made a huge deal...

35 Awesome Appetizers for the Superbowl

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Need some more ideas for delicious, easy munchies for this weekend’s Superbowl? I’ve got you covered. From dips and snacks to sandwiches, salsas and hearty homemade chilis, you’re sure to find something that you and your guests will enjoy! Why not try my Spicy...

Rustic Pear Tart

Rustic Pear Tart

I recently taught a cooking class for a bunch of lovely fellow food lovers, and during the class we made this delicious pear tart. It’s fabulously fragrant with spicy cinnamon, nutmeg and fresh ginger, and is really a cinch to pull together for a...

Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

Frosted Candy Cane Brownies Recipe

If you celebrate Christmas, chances are the saddest day of the year for you came shortly after the holiday. That’s right – the day it came time to deconstruct your home of Christmas decorations and dismantle the tree. With that goes precious ornaments, fuzzy...

Light & Easy French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup

Today is the second anniversary of The Comfort of Cooking, and what better way to celebrate than with one of my favorite comfort foods gone light? Delicious and usually very decadent, French onion soup is the ultimate cozy, aromatic comfort-in-a-bowl meal for this time...

50 Healthy and Delicious Dishes

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If your 2012 resolution is to eat healthier and fresher, you should know that you don’t need to sacrifice flavor for fewer calories. The options for enjoyable, easy and wholesome meals are endless, and in this post I’m sharing with you 50 ideas for...