Category Archives: Cooking

My Kitchen Essentials

I spent more than a month away from my kitchen over the holidays. My kitchen here in Dublin is tiny and I really didn’t think I would miss it that much. In fact, when I arrived in Maine, I declared … Continue reading

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Pinning for Dinner

Now that I have control over my schedule again, I’m excited to use the few hours I won’t spend commuting every day to make some delicious dinners. Cooking anything new definitely went out the window in the last few months, … Continue reading

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Comfort Food: Shepherds Pie

Over the weekend, when we got back from our road trip, I made a batch of shepherd’s pie to bring to a friend and her family. I saved a little extra for us to have for dinner and it was … Continue reading

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Holiday Appetizer: Gourmet-Vous

This is a great appetizer my mother always makes for holidays. She created it for the first time when I quite young, maybe three. And I was smack in the middle of the phase where you sing songs like Frere … Continue reading

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First Meals on Back on American Soil

{welcome home from a sweet Design*Sponge sneak peek} A few nights ago, my brother arrived home from Australia after spending the semester abroad there. His request for dinner the first night he was home? Lemon Chicken, a recipe (see below!) … Continue reading

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Ingredients: Make, Don't Buy

Good morning and happy Thursday! There is gorgeous sunshine out there in Dublin once again and it”s warm! If only we”d had this at all during the summer, but that would be asking an awful lot. Today, I thought I”d … Continue reading

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Friday Finds: Garden Party Recipe Inspiration

Happy Friday, friends! We’re headed off to a wedding this afternoon, and then we’re going to spend the weekend relaxing and recuperating. What a long week! We’ll probably also do a little more planning of our garden party coming up … Continue reading

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Spinach Quiche

{see that image? it’s from my new camera! finally, we are friends!} I have always been a huge fan of quiche. If it’s on the menu, I’ll almost always order it for lunch when we’re out. I’ve convinced myself it’s … Continue reading

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Ham Surprises

We’re doing Easter dinner backwards on From China Village – covered dessert yesterday, ham today! In America, when you’re planning Christmas dinner or Easter brunch, you go get a ham. And when you go get that ham, it’s already cooked, … Continue reading

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Beef Pot Pie with Cheesy Bread Crust

I missed you all yesterday. I worked lateĀ and then spent two hours trying to convince the internet company that we really do live in this house and could you please, please re-connect our internet and phone? I won in the … Continue reading

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