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...

Pumpkin Gingerbread Biscotti

Pumpkin Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe

Here in Austin, we suffered an extremely hot summer, so I’m singing “Hallelujah!” for the wintry-like temperatures the city has been seeing lately. All I need to truly feel the winter spirit is a string of cold days, a toasty warm house and a...

Hearty Bean Soup Mix

Hearty Bean Soup Mix

Today is a very exciting day for me, since I’ll be presenting this soup mix in a cooking segment on a local news station here in Austin called KXAN. I’m beyond thrilled and very thankful to have this opportunity, and I cannot wait to...

S’mores Truffles

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Truffles are one of my favorite holiday desserts to make, since they’re so simple and always an attractive two-bite treat for party guests craving something sweet yet small. Here’s a tasty and different spin on truffles that you may have never seen before –...

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments

I can barely believe it’s been six months since we moved into our first home in Texas. And now, just as quickly as we signed on the dotted line, we’re celebrating our first Christmas here! Well, not exactly here, but at my in-laws’ cozy...

Mini Gingerbread Loaves with Cream Cheese Glaze

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One of the things I love most about this season is giving. Giving heartfelt hugs to my family and friends, giving them a nice compliment, and best of all, giving them a gift home-baked from my kitchen. Besides hugs and compliments, it’s the way...