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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...

Harry & David Blogger Event in Southern Oregon

Like the goose that laid the golden egg, the company that grows the golden pears is the stuff of legend. I’ve been on a first name basis with Harry & David (actually, isn’t everybody?) since I was young, when my grandparents would send us a box of green and gold beauties every year around the...

Hibiscus Cranberry Sauce

I am pleased to present a rare pre-Thanksgiving recipe for you today, a full three weeks BEFORE Thanksgiving. You might think that because I’m a food blogger, I start making and developing my Thanksgiving dishes months in advance. You have to have time to develop and test and photograph after all, and still post the...

Almond Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

You guysssssss. You know I like almond, and you know I love macarons. But did you know that macarons are perhaps the best cookies for ice cream sandwiches? Like, ever. Soft and chewy, even when frozen solid. Pillowy softness that yields perfectly with each and every bite, and no rogue ice cream squishing out the...

Triple Almond Brownies

In my continuing quest for all-things-almond, I’ve discovered that brownies are prime subjects for nutty substitutions. Considering my favorite brownie recipe contains a mere 2/3 cup of flour, replacing that with almond meal produces surprisingly tempting results (and if gluten happens to be your nemesis, then this news should make you jump for joy). In...