Basic Berry Smoothie


The mad, commercial rush into Chrismukkah can get the better of the best of us. If you’ve been hit with Williams-Sonoma catalog envy, or are feeling pressure to buy expensive stuffandthings for the special people in your life, step back from the Vitamix page, take a deep breath, and make yourself a smoothie in your… 

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Easy Jerk-Spiced Oxtail Stew

This recipe is not authentic to any particular cuisine, but it is delicious, simple to make, and just the thing for chilly winter nights. Boeuf Bourguignonne and Jamaican-style oxtail soup were the inspirations for this mash-up dish, an easy-to-assemble stew that rewards you with layers of complex, savory, spicy flavor. 


[Closed] Thermapen® Giveaway! – We Have A Winner!

UPDATE: Judah K, you are the winner of the Thermapen® Giveaway! Send me an email with your shipping details and your preferred color at coco at itwasjustright dot com! Every since I got my hands on an instant-read thermometer, I’ve been able to take my cooking projects to the next level. The Splash-Proof Super-Fast® model from Thermapen®… 

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Honey Mustard Dressing

Of all the salad dressings at our neighborhood sandwich joint, my favorite is the honey mustard. Zippy and tangy, it’s the perfect topping for a classic iceberg salad. Luckily, it’s super easy to make at home – you just put all the ingredients in a jam jar and shake.

Frantoio Olive Oil


Food and wine-related gifts are my favorites to give and receive, in no small part because of their ephemeral nature. You’re not imposing your personal taste on the giftee for any extended period of time, and chances are they’ll enjoy the goodies rather than feeling super awkward about whatever it is that you’ve bought. Seriously,… 

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