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Icebox Cake

I prepared this unusual looking cake for a recent pot luck. It's now my new favorite fancy dessert! The recipe is super easy and involves assembly rather than any actual cooking. It needs to be made a day ahead which…

Baked Fairy Tale Eggplant Fries

I only heard about Fairy Tale Eggplant for the first time three weeks ago, so when these pretty little veggies turned up in my Blue Apron order (I've been cooking two meals a week from this home delivery service — it's…

Slow Cooker Osso Buco

Osso Buco is one of my favorite winter dishes. It's a Milanese dish which literally translates to "bone with a hole." Usually made using cross-cut veal shanks, I've also made it with beef shanks. If you can't find this cut…

Kylie and Michelle’s Potato Bake

When I was in Hawaii with my two sisters last month (apologies for the not-so-subtle skite!), I watched closely when they cooked up a storm for the Aussies who were all vacationing together. Their potato bake is legendary among our…

Bowls

If there's a veggie bowl on the menu these days, that's what I'm having. I love digging through the layers until I get to the brown rice on the bottom. The bowl itself makes it feel like comfort food. I…

Snickerdoodles

This is yet another tradition I didn't grow up with, in Australia. I can't resist the name, so I had to try making these cinnamon-y treats myself. What I did grow up with was warm buttered toast sprinkled with cinnamon…

Rice Pudding

This yummy dessert recipe will have you 'accidentally' cooking too much white rice, every week! I did that last night and luckily had enough ingredients to pull together a delicious version of this old fashioned treat. For the very naughty…

Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

This rich creamy avocado sauce makes the most incredible meal. There is nothing bad in it: fresh avocados, lemon juice, green onions, garlic, olive oil, and spaghetti. It's quick to prepare, and it's surprisingly good. Even though I've made this…

Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

We're heading to our favorite Superbowl party this weekend and a late call has gone out for desserts. What a great excuse to bake up a storm and bring our Superbowl best! This Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake is easy…