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Jammy Deviled Eggs with Homemade Kewpie Mayo & Furikake

jammy eggs with homemade kewpie mayo and furikake, a japanese inspired take on french "oeuf mayo" that's like deviled eggs but easier! Thanksgiving just got more umami!

A romantic, rustic, pastel take on the traditional thanksgiving table setting with mismatched plates and linens and peach roses for a soft, casual centerpiece and white candles for decor | photos and styling by Beth Kirby of Local Milk

Pull up a seat at my Thanksgiving table—all are welcome here. Grab one of the jammy deviled eggs. Forgive the lack of fall hues. Orange was never my thing. And forgive the mismatched plates and linen. The humble flowers from…

drop cornbread biscuits

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Concord Grape Shrub and Cocktail

One of my favorite things, or some of my favorite things, I should say, are Concord grapes. I grew up eating them as a snack, as well as in jams, jellies, and even desserts. And if anyone else is old…

a thanksgiving round-up and some (non-cookbook) news

baby musubi!

It’s a baby musubi–for a baby musubi! Now that A Common Table has been out in the world for almost a month (phew), I can finally tell you all about this little secret we’ve been holding onto. B4 is on the…

Thoughts and a Peculiar Carbonara Recipe from the Barilla Pasta World Championship

This post was sponsored by Barilla for the #barillaworldchampionship and the #pastaworldchampionship.Head over to my IG stories highlights to see videos and snaps of the event! —– I’ve been reading about marketing for a few years now. I’m not saying…

in with the new

Recipe: roasted kabocha squash The past few days have involved a lot of cleaning and precious little outside time, but we tell ourselves it is all worth it because we finally updated our refrigerator of 16 years and the crappy…

The Gold Standard Devil’s Food Bundt Cake

This week has been epic and nothing short of a cake draped in gold seemed right to celebrate all that it brought. It started with a trip to New York to join my friend, Kevin Masse, and the folks at…

chinese scrambled eggs & tomato // a common table giveaway!

tomatoes and eggs, from a common table cookbook

It’s two months of A Common Table giveaways!  From now until December, I’ll be sharing a recipe from the cookbook here and holding a giveaway of one of my favorite kitchen treasures used in the book every week on Instagram, and you’ll…

Chocolate Pecan Slab Pie

Pecans are the great American nut and at no time of the year are they more in demand than around the holidays. There are a lot of different nuts grown in the United States; walnuts, almonds, pistachios, and hazelnuts, but…

back in the saddle

Recipe: chewy amaretti I meant to take one week off from blogging as life began to (dog)pile up on me. I liked that week off from the blog so much it became three weeks. It’s a bit of an internal…

Thanksgiving Recipes

It’s that time of the year again. When bakers, cooks, and even bartenders, are baking, roasting, and shaking things up for the holidays. Here’s a round-up of recipes from my blog, my personal favorites, that are great for Thanksgiving and…

New York City Book Event – November 13th

To celebrate the release of the paperback edition of L’Appart, I’ll be at Shakespeare & Co. at 939 Lexington Avenue (between 68th and 69th Streets) in New York City on Tuesday, November 13th, from 6:30 to 8pm.

I’ll be in conversation…

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse was one of the very first recipes I tried to make, way back when I was a middle schooler. Making a quintessentially French dish was an assignment for my French class, so I set off with a copy…

roberta’s roasted garlic caesar salad

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shanghainese lion’s head meatballs // a common table giveaway!

shanghainese lion's head meatballs, from a common table

It’s two months of A Common Table giveaways!  From now until December, I’ll be sharing a recipe from the cookbook here and holding a giveaway of one of my favorite kitchen treasures used in the book every week on Instagram, and you’ll…