théasty bites by théa

Lazy Artisan Bread

Mar 27, 2020

Bread. Gosh, I LOVE bread.  Warm bread with melted butter… need I say more?  Artisan bread always fascinated me; the décor, the floured surface, the big loafs just waiting to…

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Maple Whiskey Buttermilk Fried Chicken + Buttermilk Cornmeal Pancakes with Herb and Chili Maple Syrup

Mar 2, 2020

Like many people around the country, Chicken + Waffles has become one of our favorite brunch items. It’s easy to see why this dish has gained popularity in recent years.…

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Braised Chili in Adobo Beef Tacos with Roasted Pineapple Salsa

Jan 27, 2020

You can never have too many variations of tacos.  The other day I was looking for something to make in my pressure cooker as some braised meat sounded good while…

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Simple Focaccia

Dec 31, 2019

Is there anything better than warm focaccia? Rich olive oil, with chucks of salt and the subtle hint of rosemary makes this recipe a fan favorite. Eat the bread fresh…

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Classic Cranberry Sauce with Balsamic Vinegar

Dec 31, 2019

Myself and Giulia Lombardo from Just Giulia created some holiday spreads for pre and post season and nothing says holidays like homemade cranberry sauce. Check out this classic and simple…

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Eggnog Profiteroles

Dec 18, 2019

It’s that time of year for family, friends, and Christmas Collabs! Of course I jumped at the chance to work with the beautiful Giulia (of Just Giulia) on some Christmas…

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Pumpkin Spice Biscotti

Nov 14, 2019

I think it is safe to say that pumpkin spice rules the autumn season for many people.  But, who can blame us? It’s the spice that defines comfort during those…

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Stuffing Waffle Turkey Sandwich

Oct 3, 2019

Thanksgiving is just about here turkey and most of us are gratefully stuck with a pile of leftovers. And every year, I get asked about this stuffing waffle recipe; so…

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Braised Short Rib Ragu

Sep 27, 2019

This ragu is on f i r e! Slow braised short rib ragu. What is better than short rib really?! This one pot of goodness is almost too easy to…

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Greek Kebabs with Tzatziki + Garlic Naan

Sep 12, 2019

Any chance to BBQ before the summer ends and I am up for it.  You can’t beat the char of meat and vegetables or the smell and ease (plus its…

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Blackberry Sweet Rolls

Aug 31, 2019

I love how you can literally walk anywhere and find wild blackberries growing this time of year.  Side of the highway, in the park, beside the baseball field. And during…

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Théasty New York-Style Bagels

Aug 25, 2019

Texan and ours first date was in New York City and since then, it’s held a special place in my heart (we got engaged there too!). I thought I would…

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Street Corn Chicken Enchiladas

Aug 21, 2019

In a strange reversal of fortune, my busy life this year has made it more difficult than ever to find time for friends and family on the weekend.  So I…

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Peaches n’ Cream Pasta with Creamy Burrata and Prosciutto

Aug 5, 2019

Pasta is my go-to any time of the year. It’s really a blank canvas for whatever is in season. Since we are in our final weeks of summer, I’ve brought…

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Pillow Soft Pretzels

Jul 18, 2019

Growing up in Europe had many advantages. Like experiencing wine festivals through the end of summer and into the fall.  Winter markets full of crafts and mulled wine.  And grabbing…

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Simple Bruschetta

Jul 6, 2019

  Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.  On a large baking sheet line the sliced baguette in rows and drizzle with olive oil.  Place in oven and allow to…

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Chicken, Watermelon and Burrata Sandwich

Jun 29, 2019

Watermelon: so hot right now These days it seems like watermelon is a top choice in everything from cocktails to salads and why not? Who wouldn’t want watermelon in almost…

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Simple Crepes

Jun 29, 2019

As a child, my mother cooked with me whenever possible. Growing up was all about good homemade food. There was zero prepackaged/processed foods. If we wanted cookies, they were homemade…

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Watermelon salsa

Simple Watermelon Salsa

Jun 19, 2019

Switch up you regular pico with a juicy twist! Watermelon has been all the craze this year so why not share one of my favorite salsas: Watermelon style! I originally…

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Spicy Goat Cheese + Sausage Rigatoni with Green Vegetables

Jun 11, 2019

I’ve been waiting for a LONG time to purchase the  pasta press attachment for my KitchenAid mixer. As a person who cooks pasta regularly, having this pasta press come to…

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About Thea

When not working, Thea's energetic and zealous approach to life takes her all around the world experiencing culinary delights and new cultural experiences.

At home she enjoys a good bottle of Cabernet and a quiet night in the kitchen with Jazz on the radio.

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