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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cupcakes

Who ever said there was no such thing as too much chocolate never had these cupcakes. Loosely based on the towering chocolate cake I made for Taylor’s birthday, these cupcakes sure are rich. Like, better have a whole glass of water or milk or something on hand when you eat it or you’re in big...

Strawberry, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Pizza

I was going to post this earlier this week but thought if I did two pizza posts in a row it’d look like that was all we eat. Though honestly, it’s a stretch to call this a pizza. More like a flatbread with strawberry salad on top. Either way, it’s delicious and refreshing, and a...

Tofu and Sesame Noodle Salad

It’s starting to get warmer, and warm weather means avoiding the oven at all costs (unless of course, you’re baking cupcakes – that’s always allowed no matter what the temperature). We’ve been lucky so far and haven’t had to deal with a whole lot of humidity or temperatures much higher than 83, but still, warm...

Artichoke Heart, Olive, and Goat Cheese Pizza

When you have a good foundation, you can build just about anything. Like cupcakes. Once you have your fail-safe vanilla/chocolate cupcake base, you can experiment with flavors to your heart’s content. Same is true for pizza. I’m in love with this crust. It’s crisp, flavorful, and complex. It could practically pass as focaccia, delicious without...

Vanilla Almond Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

I was feeling fruity the other day. Feeling fruity and vanilla-y and almond-y. Normally I’d either do vanilla cupcakes or almond cupcakes, but not this time. No, I wanted both. And this light and delicate cake provided just that. Flecks of almond meal and vanilla bean, spiked with almond extract, and topped with a bright...

Gorgonzola-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Strawberry Gastrique

This month’s Cooking Light had an entire section on strawberries. And I dog-eared just about every page within that section. I don’t know, something about strawberry mixed with just about anything is something I can’t resist. Like this recipe. Unbelievably delicious. It’s a dish you think you should feel guilty about. Nothing about it tastes...