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Black Pearl Cupcakes

So I had this idea. Inspired by a cake recipe that used one of the most interesting combination of flavors I’ve seen. Called the “Black Pearl,” this particular cake featured chocolate laced with wasabi and ginger, and sprinkled with black sesame seeds. I couldn’t get it out of my head. And you know what happens...

Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream

Boo! Oh, sorry. I forgot that it’s still 3 weeks until Halloween. You see, I’ve got pumpkin on the brain. Ever since I realized there was a pumpkin shortage (yes, I said shortage. It’s true.) I’ve been craving all things pumpkin. I finally was able to get my hands on some canned pumpkin last weekend,...

Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel

You say Schnitzel. I say Picatta. But whatever you call it, this dish is delicious. Fabulously crunchy. Just enough tang to balance out the buttery goodness of the sauce. And so simple too (the best things usually are). We didn’t pound the chicken quite as thin as the recipe calls for, ours was more like...

Zucchini-Basil Soup

This post marks the changing of the seasons. I actually had to put on socks today. Funny how accustomed you get to living at 77 degrees, and even the slightest drop in temperature and I have to break out my sweatpants. It’s only 72 in here and I definitely notice it. It’s impossible not to...

Eggplant Parmigiana Heroes

You can probably go through our recent recipes and easily spot which meals Taylor picked out. He likes manly meals – no lentils or barley or any of that stuff. Hearty, satisfying meals, often resembling pizza in some form or another (ie: cheese + tomato + protein = Taylor in heaven). Don’t let the eggplant...