Dark Chocolate-Espresso Tart with Cardamom Meringue

I created this tart with Valentine’s Day in mind. If your special person isn’t a sociopath and loves chocolate, this recipe is THE ONE. Chocolate shortcrust pastry, dark chocolate ganache enriched with espresso, topped with mounds of toasty cardamom meringue. Plus, it’s pretty. This was my first time playing around with meringue, and let me…

A Trip to Longwood

What’s been going on with the Curry’s lately…. On Saturday we visited our favorite botanical gardens with a sweet friend of mine. We got a membership for Christmas which is honestly my favorite thing ever! Truly a gift that keeps on giving. Plus, it’s nice to be 15 minutes from the #1 botanical garden in…

One-Pan Fish Roast

There’s something about fish that feels fancy and grown-up, even if you got it in the freezer section of the grocery store. This dish is perfect for a week night, and not too complex for picky eaters (hello, husband). Crispy potatoes, roasted onions and blistered cherry tomatoes pair with any semi-firm white fish beautifully! One-Pan…

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

Ever since I was about 12, my mom used to make us cinnamon rolls for Christmas. She’d make dozens upon dozens and give them away for Christmas presents, and we’d be drawn into the kitchen by the intoxicating smell, begging for a bit of icing or the littlest roll in the pan. Although that recipe…

Baby Essentials for Newborn-6 months

If you haven’t guessed, being a new parent isn’t exactly a walk in the park. It took at least a month for Alec and I to get a swing of things, and right when we did, our daughter sensed our rising security and changed her routine on us! Here are our go-to items that helped…

Mrs. Bean’s Famous Nutmeg Ginger Applesnaps

Fantastic Mr. Fox. The charming movie adapted from the book by Roald Dahl. And if you haven’t seen it, you need to watch it. Its hilarious wit and sweet message about working together and welcoming differences make it a heartwarming family film that’s easily in my top 5 kids movies. Not to mention, it’s stop-motion…

Wild Mushroom & Leek Quiche

I’m OBSESSED with mushrooms. I’ve also recently developed an obsession with leeks. So, I thought to myself, why not create a recipe that combines them into a super awesome pie of obsession? And it was a great idea. My mom makes a delicious kielbasa quiche, and I pawned the custard part of this recipe from…

Slow-Cooker Leek & Potato Soup

I’ve been making a lot of soups lately. A lot of soups. So much so, that Alec has been asking, “What soup is for dinner?” every day. The weather is definitely to blame- this rainy, November chill has been driving me to the kitchen for cozy, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. Potato soups definitely fit in that…

8 Things They Don’t Tell You When You Have a Baby

Even though I tend to be a hard-fact realist, there were a few lofty expectations I held before we had our baby girl. Little did I know, those expectations would be completely and utterly obliterated. Here’s what I wish someone would have told me about birthing a baby. 1. The epidural doesn’t always work Not…