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It's been Engagement Mania around here! Thank you, everyone, for the outpouring of love and support as we enter this exciting new time in our life. I'll be the first to admit I am having trouble concentrating on anything other than wedding stuff; thank goodness for female editors who are willing to tolerate my flaky behavior. While my social calendar has been filling up with parties and such, my professional calendar has been booking up, too.  I have lots of fun cooking and writing projects on my plate right now, so while it may seem quiet on Dixie Caviar, it has definitely not been quiet in my kitchen. Who needs a wedding diet, anyway?

In case you're jonesing for some new recipes, here's what I've been up to.

These peanut butter blossoms with espresso chocolate truffles are my spin on the classic. In fact, they may be my favorite recipe to date!

I've been craving a healthy go-to casserole recipe, and this chicken and swiss chard pasta bake definitely fits the bill. (My dirty little secret? I ate the ENTIRE pan by myself! Over a couple of days, of course.)

I pulled out one of my culinary school recipes on a particularly cold January day. This tarragon chicken fricassee is classic French comfort food.