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...

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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I just love a frilly, festive and colorful dessert. They’re just much more fun to eat, don’t you think? Like savoring an absolutely delicious work of art… Not that these are art, but boy are they delicious! To celebrate the just-passed Christmas season, and...

Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I hope you all had a happy, joyful holiday rich with good food and the company of loved family and friends! I certainly had a special Christmas spending it with my in-laws, cozying up to cups of hot cocoa, making hundreds of homemade ravioli,...

15 Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

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Wondering which stores to scour for last-minute holiday deals and the nicest gifts this season? You may not have to look far. The key to keeping your holiday shopping list simple can be found as close as your kitchen. With unique and simple homemade...