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Heirloom Tomato Panzanella

This panzanella is the best salad I’ve ever made. I know it sounds like I’m exaggerating but I’m not. To me, the best salad is one that makes you forget that you’re eating salad. This panzanella accomplishes that. Sweet, colorful … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Tart with Roasted Corn and Basil

This is one of those dinners that looks super intimidating to make but is actually really easy. All you need is an oven and puff pastry. You’ll also need tomatoes, basil, corn, ricotta, and cotija, but I’ll get to that … Continue reading

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Papparadelle with Goat Cheese Sauce and Roasted Corn and Tomatoes

One of my favorite things to do is to walk into a farmers’ market and create a recipe on the spot. On Saturday, I knew that I wanted to eat pasta for dinner but I wasn’t sure what I wanted … Continue reading

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Pizza Break: Union Loafers

I’ve been hearing about Union Loafers’ pizzaΒ since I moved back to St. Louis. So last Friday night, I decided to check it out. I got there early because Union Loafers doesn’t take reservations. When I arrived at 5:15 (they open … Continue reading

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No-Cook Recipes: Open Face Caprese with Union Loafers Baguette

Sometimes, it’s about the simple things in life. That’s what yesterday night’s dinner taught me. I went to Union Loafers for lunch yesterday and on my way out, I bought a baguette. I thought about just slicing it up and … Continue reading

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Pesto Making 101

Last night, I went over to my sister and her fiancΓ©’s house for dinner. We decided to make farfalle with pesto. My sister’s fiancΓ© asked me what recipe I use for the pesto, and I said that I don’t use … Continue reading

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Soba Noodles with Spinach Basil Walnut Pesto, Artichokes and Goat Cheese

Sometimes, I like to challenge myself to create a new recipe based on what I’m craving and what’s available. I walk into the grocery store and I hope that inspiration strikes. I knew that I wanted to eat soba noodles … Continue reading

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