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Loaded Black Bean Soup

It is getting bitingly cold out here!

A thick and hearty black bean soup that is totally loaded with toppings! | #recipeIt’s been getting down into the 30’s, and I can not seem to bundle up enough! You know what helps, though? Soup.

Meatballs with Tomato and Chocolate Sauce, and Fruity Flourless Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

So rich and dense---the perfect fudgy chocolate cake #JoinTheTable #Perugina | #recipe

You guys, it is officially “The Holidays.” *Colavita and Perugina sponsored this post in partnership with Honest Cooking. As always, all views expressed are completely my own. How are we at the end of the year already?! Am I the only one that feels like 2015 was a blur? In any event, lets talk about holiday meals—specifically, Italian-style

Persimmon and Burrata Salad

A creamy, crisp, fruity, and oh-so-satisfying dish that is a fantastic ode to Autumn | #recipe

This is a dish I’ve been dreaming about in one form or another for years… Seriously. A couple of years ago I wrote down “persimmon + burrata?” in my recipe idea notes. Every once in a while I would see it and remember that I wanted to try it, but it would never get made. You

Chewy-Nutty White Chocolate Cookies

Super chewy cookies full of roasted mixed nuts and white chocolate | #recipe

I feel like I’ve mastered the chewy, bakery-style cookie. You know the kind…they have just enough toothsome bite, but they aren’t at all crunchy. Yep, these are those!

Thai Sticky Rice with Fresh Mango

This simple Thai dessert is just sweet enough, and totally satisfying---also #vegan | #recipe

Have you ever had a craving for something you’ve never actually had before? …Because that happened to me the other day. I cannot recall ever having sweet sticky rice, in my life, but for whatever reason, I wanted it more than anything! Cue me breaking out my giant, authentic, Thai recipe book that I’m kind of

Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

A crispy, crunchy, creamy, savory tart with hints of sweetness---deeply satisfying! | #recipe

Is there anything better than caramelized onions? Yes…caramelized onions with bacon and puff pastry and blue cheese! I make a LOT of tarts on this blog (see?!), but somehow there aren’t any savory tarts, and that’s a travesty. I also feel like savory tarts and pies are rather Fall-ish, so this is a perfect time to share this

Lavender-Apricot Almond Muffins

Moist, delicate, and unbelievably addictive! | #recipe

I cannot even believe September is over. Suddenly it’s October, and Fall, and all that should be on my mind are pumpkin and sweaters (and believe me, they are), but for some reason I want to make Spring-y things. You guys know my obsession with lavender runs DEEP, and I guess I was just craving

Chicken and Fig Quesadillas

These chicken and fig quesadillas are savory, sweet, and super-duper cheesy! | #recipe

More figs :O (and more quesadillas!) Last fig recipe for a while—I promise…I think? LOL This is one of those recipes, that is like the tastiest thing on the Earth, but the pictures don’t come close to doing it justice. Why does that have to happen Guess you’re just going to have to take my word