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Annabelle Opens Friday, Replacing Nora’s

Ashok Bajaj worked closely with restaurant designer Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates of New York on the reputed $6-million renovation of the former Restaurant Nora.

ANC Approves Bagel Shop as ‘Corner Store’

After a lively, sometimes heated debate on Jan. 7, ANC 2E voted 6-2 in favor of a proposal giving the owner of Call Your Mother a corner store zoning variance.  

Cook on a Whim: Vanilla Bean Scones

Of all the sweets on my blog, this is probably the recipe I’ve referenced and made the most. My kids adore them and I love making them, so it’s a win-win.

Cook on a Whim: Hearty Beef and Barley Soup

Serve this soup with some warm, crusty bread and good, salted butter, a glass of red wine or a rich, dark beer and you’ve got the coziest dinner.

Cook on a Whim: Slow-Roasted Salmon

Slow-roasting might sound strange when it comes to fish, but, I promise you, this is the softest, most buttery salmon — so packed with flavor, so elegant and so easy to prepare.

Cook on a Whim: Browned Butter Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A cookie doesn’t have to be in the shape of a snowflake, flavored with peppermint and dusted in powdered sugar to be a holiday cookie. It just has to be special.

Cook on a Whim: Boozy Glazed Eggnog Sweet Rolls

These Christmas-y sweet rolls are like cinnamon rolls, but we replace the cinnamon with the quintessential eggnog spice: nutmeg (freshly grated, if you please).

Cook on a Whim: Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Incredibly creamy and so delicious, beautiful and festive, this is the cheesecake that makes converts of those “Oh, I don’t like cheesecake” people.

Cook on a Whim: Uncle Rick’s Mashed Potatoes

This Thanksgiving recipe adds a tangy, salty, savoriness that you just can’t get enough of. You will never make mashed potatoes any other way.

Cook on a Whim: Dad’s Braised Green Beans

What they lack in color, they make up for in flavor. And that braising liquid (or pot liquor if we’re being real Southern) is just so darn delicious.