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Classic Reuben Sandwiches

I can’t quite remember when my love for sandwiches began. I have memories of eating sandwiches on the playground at Mrs. Grant’s pre-school growing up in Colorado. My mom usually made me ham and cheese with mustard. Clearly at a young age I was impressed with the concept of the sandwich as I don’t remember...

Double Chocolate Chipotle Cookies

Sugar and spice and everything nice: that’s what these cookies are made of. I’ve really been in a cookie kind of mood lately, what with all the hubbub about cookie swaps and whatnot, and these dark and delightfully chewy chocolate cookies are everything I’ve been craving. And then some. The cookie itself is ideal: dark...

Cookie Swap Printable Gift Tags and Labels

Food bloggers, start your ovens, because baking is now underway for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013. We are so excited to have raised well over $13,000 for Cookies For Kids’ Cancer this year, with the help of our four amazing brand partners. Like last year, I’ve designed some printable tags, stickers, and labels...

Gourmet Salt Giveaway from SaltWorks, Inc

When it comes to salt, there’s so much more to explore than plain old iodized. Even beyond kosher and sea salt, there is an entire world of specialty and gourmet salts out there. A unique salt can add the perfect finishing touch to any dish, sweet OR savory. A good, quality salt is more than...

Rosemary and Smoked Salt Roasted Almonds

We’ve all had candied nuts; the sweet bites that turn shopping malls into hotboxes of sugary fragrance that no one in their right mind can resist. Regardless of whether you feel that’s fair to subject unsuspecting shoppers to such temptation, there’s no denying that candied nuts are truly delicious. They are also, surprisingly, easy to...

Jammin’ Spicy Plum Chicken Wings

Mission: find creative ways to use up all the damn jam continues… I think fruit jam is often overlooked when it comes to meat. I know it’s not the first thing I think of when cooking meat, although one of our all-time favorite recipes involves chicken and apricot jam and roasted root vegetables so I’m...