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Peach and Pecan Sandy Crumble by Smitten Kitchen

Peach and Pecan Sandy Crumble by Smitten Kitchen

Besides Ina, there is no one I turn to more than Deb Perlman over at Smitten Kitchen for excellent recipes. I followed her Peach and Pecan sandy crumble to a t, except for the fact that I added in some oatmeal to the crumble mixture. You can follow Deb's recipe for any stone fruit - nectarine, apricot, plum, you name it. Once it's cooled, serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. 

The Standard Grill's Million Dollar Chicken + Zuni Cafe Bread Salad

The Standard Grill's Million Dollar Chicken + Zuni Cafe Bread Salad

If there is one thing I've learned from watching Barefoot Contessa, it's that Jeffrey (Mr. Garten) loves a good roasted chicken. That and butter makes everything better. But this post isn't about butter. Ina recently went on a jaunt to The Standard Grill in New York to help the head chef make their famous "Million Dollar Chicken". 

Smitten Kitchen's Sesame-Spiced Turkey Meatballs + Smashed Chickpea Salad

Smitten Kitchen's Sesame-Spiced Turkey Meatballs + Smashed Chickpea Salad

Every home cook needs a few meatball recipes in their arsenal. While I love traditional turkey meatballs with red sauce, Smitten Kitchen's mediterranean version has taken over the top spot. These nuggets of turkey are combined with sesame seed and spices to recreate one of my favorite vegetarian treats - falafel.