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spaghetti and meatballs

I feel like everyone needs a staple Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe in their repertoire.  just a simple recipe to fall back on that is always satisfying, and is endlessly customizable. watch the recipe here ricotta instead of milk? sure. a blend of veal, pork, and beef– or any combination of the three? why not. parmesan or pecorino romano? whatever you want. dairy-free? go crazy.  but I always like to understand

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french onion phyllo tart

imagine, if you will, a deconstructed french onion soup.  ordering your groceries online (instacart, etc) means that sometimes substitutions are made on your behalf. phyllo tart instead of puff pastry (that will go on to sit in the freezer for months because I have never ever used phyllo dough in my life). two bags of sweet yellow onions instead of two individual sweet yellow onions. this tart came together as

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the perfect white pants

the search for the perfect white pants is over, stop the presses. the criteria is as follows: must have a thick (more expensive looking) fabric so you can dress it up or down, must not be see through, must have some additional detailing (pleats, cute little pockets, etc), and must have a wide leg. i ordered a size up (medium) in these for just enough space in the thighs, and

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banana bread with whipped honey butter

the only banana bread I care about is the “banana bread with whipped honey butter and maldon salt” at Great White, a restaurant here in Los Angeles. so naturally, I set out to recreate it. this banana bread isnt overly sweet, taking into consideration the powdered sugar dusting and whipped honey butter it comes dressed in. a little sprinkle of maldon salt at the end perfectly balances it out. you

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