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Vegas Slot Machine Birthday Cake

When it comes to Taylor’s birthday cake, each year I try to one-up myself from the year before, which is pretty hard when you’re trying to top something like this. I’ve pretty much stopped asking what he wants, because I know exactly what he’s going to say. I’m sure he knows by now that I’m...

Creamy Spinach and Pear Soup with Pancetta

A plain bowl of green soup is about as exciting as a cardboard cubicle, hence the decorative olive oil drizzle (ooo, pretty!) and sprinkle of crispy pancetta bits on top. (And, oh man I can’t believe I’m doing this) but my ability to present and photograph a bowl of green soup has come a long...

Thai Almond Milk Bubble Tea

I may be slightly obsessed with bubble tea these days. Which is funny, because I’m not a tea drinker. But I guess if you mix tea with cream and sugar and squishy sweet bubbles, it doesn’t much taste like tea anymore, does it? Those additions make all the difference. My new quest is to figure...

Spicy Miso Edamame

One of my favorite parts about going out to an Asian restaurant is the heaping bowl of steamed edamame that we’ll more often than not order to start our meal. Tender-crisp and lightly salted, steamed edamame is a perfect palate-cleansing starter. It is rare that you see a variation on that classic steamed edamame, however....

Goo Goo Cluster Prize Pack Giveaway!

Now that I’ve made my love affair for the Goo Goo Cluster public knowledge, I figured I should share the wealth. Surely you’re wanting to make some of these amazing Goo Goo S’mores for yourself, right? Well, here’s your chance to win a boatload of Goo Goo-dness. Not only is their candy delicious, but their...

Goo Goo Cluster S’mores

What could be more decadent than s’mores? How about s’mores from scratch, with both homemade marshmallows and homemade graham crackers? Or, even better, how about gooey, melty s’mores made from homemade marshmallows stuffed with Goo Goo Clusters? This is serious business, people. For those of you not yet aquainted, I’d like to introduce you to...