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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Maple Spice Buttercream

Pumpkin. Butternut squash. Sweet potato. Sometimes they can really be used interchangeably. While I feel I could taste the difference between these sweet potato cupcakes and my last batch of pumpkin cupcakes, I’m sure if you went out and told someone they were eating pumpkin they’d be none the wiser. The sweet potato in these...

Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Blue Cheese Panini

The equation for a perfect panini is simple. Bread + something gooey + something meaty or crunchy or fruity. And add some greens if you so desire. This one? Bread + blue cheese + caramelized onions + crisp gala apples = mmmm. There you have it, folks. Panini math. That’s the kind of math I’m...

The Go-To Vanilla Cupcake

Obviously you all loved the go-to chocolate cupcake recipe I posted a few weeks back, and I’ve gotten numerous requests to do a similar base-recipe for vanilla. Thing is, I don’t very often do plain vanilla. When I get sugar cravings, chances are whatever I bake needs to involve chocolate, or my craving will not...

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

It’s fall. And while I am sad that the fresh heirloom tomato sandwiches of summer are gone, the rich and hearty fall foods are a nice change of pace. It is always interesting to me how much of our food is seasonal, and not just recipes that reflect the ingredients in season at the time,...

And the winner is…

A huge congratulations to Kate from DC! She’s the lucky winner of the Olive & Sinclair Artisan Chocolate sampler. Out of an astonishing 275 entries, her comment was randomly selected to win. Kate will be receiving 4 bars of our favorite O&S bars, including the exclusive (not yet available in stores) Mexican-style Cinnamon Chili. She...

Stuffed Portobello with Balsamic Glaze

We made these after I ordered something similar at a local restaurant (like many of our dishes, we enjoy something so much that we do our best to copy it at home). We basically stuffed a portobello mushroom cap with some of our favorite things, including goat cheese, Parmesan, sundried tomato, and artichoke hearts. All...