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Mapo Tofu

This recipe sounded far too interesting not to try. Another new spice making it’s appearance – this time Sichuan Peppercorns. Apparently not actually a peppercorn, it’s flavor can only be described as “tingly”. Yes, tingly. Combined with the spicy chili, crispy pork, and silken tofu, this dish is a delightful mix of textures and flavors....

Double Chocolate Almond Macaroons

Lately I’ve been craving more than just chocolate. I’ve been craving chocolate combined with either almond or peanut butter. And while the peanut butter fudge brownies were awfully tempting, I wanted to try something new. I had a half a can of almond paste leftover from some cupcakes I made when my sister was here....

Berbéré Roasted Chicken

I’m always open to new spices and spice blends. With my recent success using Moroccan spices to make chicken delicious, I was looking for other similar regional spices to try. So when I heard about Berbéré, I knew I had to try it. It seems that this particular spice mix, probably like any good curry...

Turkey Gyros and Homemade Pita Bread

Ok, so just because my last post was so – monumental? – doesn’t mean I’m ignoring you. We’ve still been cooking, and eating, and taking pictures of things… but surprisingly we’ve also been repeating things. Like that Darn Good Pasta Salad? Yea. Made it three times since I posted it. This gem of a red-lentil-soup?...

A Sweet Proposal.

After 7 years together, Taylor finally found the perfect way to do it. The fact that he did it on April 1st didn’t occur to him until AFTER the fact. Made it a bit tricky to tell the family as everyone’s first thought was it was all a hoax (wouldn’t that have been cruel). Taylor...

The Great Cupcake Bake-a-Thon

Little sis is in town. That means one thing – baking. And lots of it. Last time it was homemade marshmallow smores, peanut butter banana pie, and almond cupcakes. This time? Well, it’s all cupcakes this time. We’ve decided to bake our way through Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World, one cupcake at a time....