Meatless Stuffed Shells

Oh Giada de Laurentiis. You and your intensely-Italian pronunciations and extremely low-cut shirts. I have to say I get suckered in to her show on the Food Network whenever I’m flipping through the channels. I love to hear how she peppers in the words ricotta (REEEECOTAH) or mascarpone (MAHHHHHSCAPONAY) into her perfectly American conversations. It…

Grapefruit Brulee

Hello citrus! One of the bright spots of winter is the delicious grapefruit. I love starting my day off with this tart and tangy fruit. I usually sprinkle a little sugar on top and dig in; but when I saw the idea for grapefruit brulee in this month’s Bon Appetit magazine, I couldn’t wait to…

Happy New Year! Champagne Cupcakes with Chambord Champagne Buttercream

Happy 2012, everyone! To celebrate the new year, I popped open a bottle of Champagne (technically it was sparkling wine since it wasn’t from Champagne, France- but who’s keeping track?!) and made these cupcakes with a Chambord champagne buttercream icing. I first heard of champagne cupcakes last year when I saw them on The Curvy…