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Done too early?

Um, so our thermometer looks like it’s short circuited or something, and isn’t giving us an accurate temperature reading. Our turkey has been in the oven for 2 hours 40 minutes (11.5 lb turkey) at 350 degrees F, and we’re hesitant to think it is done, but the few sporadic readings we did get showed...

A Thanksgiving Tradition

A Thanksgiving tradition has taken root, and it tastes darn good. What is it? Well, if you were around last year, you’d remember that we skipped the cooking the night before thanksgiving, instead replacing dinner with a delicious plate of pumpkin waffles. Well, we decided to do the same again this year, and it might...

Spiced Chai Latte Cupcakes

Folks, we have a winner. Hands down, no question about it, winner. This little gem will be joining lovely almond and rich chocolate on our wedding cupcake menu. Holy cow they are delicious. How they all came about: Robin likes Chai. A lot. And upon hearing we needed a non-chocolate cupcake recipe for the wedding,...

Dulce de Leche Caramel Cupcakes

Little sis is in town this week. And that means one thing: lots of cupcakes. We’ve made it our goal this week to finalize the flavors for the wedding. We’re looking for two more flavors to compliment the tried and true Rich Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Cupcakes and Almond Cupcakes. We didn’t even have to...

Goat Cheese-Arugula Ravioli with Tomato-Pancetta Butter

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that despite my issues with dairy I have a strong affinity for goat cheese. I’ll gladly risk any upset feeling I might have to enjoy its creamy goodness. And so, when I stumbled across this recipe (ok, so maybe I was actively searching for a goat cheese ravioli...

Pistachio Rosewater Cupcakes

Pretty cupcakes aren’t always delicious cupcakes, looks can be deceiving. Case in point: Pistachio Rosewater Cupcakes. Made from the Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World cookbook, which, up until this point, has been pretty failsafe. These? Not so much. The overly fragrant combination of cardamom and rosewater makes this cupcake taste like a bottle of...