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Mango Passion Jam

Mango and passionfruit were made for each other. Together they become a tart and tropical superfruit of awesomeness. This jam was inspired by I similar concoction I picked up in Barcelona (of course me being entirely enthralled by anything and everything passionfruit). I’d done a Peach Passionfruit jam last year, and this one is very...

Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies

I’ve been testing these cookies on and off for months now, trying to get the perfect chewy and gooey texture, one that melts in your mouth and tickles your palette, the perfect balance of chewy and gooey and crispy and melty, served warm right out of the oven. Easier said than done (isn’t it always?)...

Deconstructed Pesto Couscous Salad

It seems Taylor and I are getting pickier as we get older (I joke that it’s glad we found each other in high school because we might not meet each other’s ever-elevating standards today). But especially when it comes to food. Or maybe it’s just Taylor who seems to be getting pickier, since he used...

Damson Plum & Habanero Jelly

I’ve made my love for Damsons very well known. These unremarkable looking little plums often get mistaken for mutant blueberries or weird grapes and overlooked entirely. The first time I saw them (being the grape hater that I am) I almost ignored them completely. Lucky for all of us though, my curiosity got the better...

Tart Cherry Chocolate Tart

Think of this tart like a king-sized cherry cordial nestled in a sweet and salty chocolate cookie crust, filled with a layer of tart cherry jam and a cloud-like chocolate ganache. A tart tart if you will. The ganache layer falls somewhere between a ganache and a mousse, dark and rich with a dollop of...

Free Download: Scenic Alaska Wallpapers

I said it once and I’ll say it again: Alaska was picture perfect. Around every corner was another postcard just waiting to be seen and photographed. Here I am, 4 months later, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I took a whopping 1934 photos during our 8-day voyage aboard the Ruby Princess (yes,...

Fiery Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

I know things have been pretty drink-heavy around here, what with all the fruity margaritas, classic gin and tonics, and homemade limoncello gracing these pages. What can I say, summer’s bounty makes me want to muddle and steep and drink all the things. And this drink is no exception: it’s like sipping on a glass...

Homemade Limoncello

I’ve been working on this recipe since March. It’s quite hard when you’re working with a seasonal ingredient, and trying to test a recipe that requires long rest periods between steps (and I don’t mean hours, I mean weeks and even months). The first batch of limoncello I made was less than stellar, with a...

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

We all know them, we all love them. Those pink frosted sugar cookies from the grocery store. Soft and fluffy, with a generous swirl of pink tinted buttercream and rainbow sprinkles. Is there anything happier in all the world? I mean, seriously, if you can look at this spread and not crack a smile… well,...