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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…

Favorite Places – Staplehouse, Atlanta

Bon Appetit Magazine Atlanta is our new second home. It’s Hollywood’s new second home too, well one of them. It’s up there with Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver as the biggest hubs of TV production in North America. My…

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…

DIY Black & White hand painted cards

Black and white has been big in interior design for the past year or so. These one-of-a-kind greeting cards play off this modern, cool trend. They're striking, easy to create, and gorgeous to receive. I had some card stock left…

Favorite places – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

The Hollywood Bowl is L.A. It took me a few years to discover it. Now, summer in L.A. isn't complete for me without at least one night sitting under the stars in a Terrace Box (if I'm lucky) with three…

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…