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Cookie Madness: Homemade Oreos

When most people get a sugar craving, they reach for the candy bar. Not me. When I get a sugar craving, I bake cookies. These little gems are the ultimate cure for that craving. Chewey chocolately cookies with sweet vanilla frosting. Taylor thinks they are too sweet… (treason I say! no such thing!). But I...

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Cinnamon-Rum Sauce

Bread pudding is one of those things I have never had. When it comes to dessert I want something that really sounds like dessert, like something rich and chocolatey. Bread for dessert never sounded appealing to me. Maybe this recipe caught my eye because of the chocolate chips, but I decided that for our unconventional...

Bourbon-glazed Baby Back Ribs with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

Special occasions mean we get to treat ourselves to something normally out of our budget. This Christmas, that special something was a rack of baby back ribs. I have to say, I’ve never been a fan of pork, but this asian-inspired bourbon glaze would make anything taste delicious. And compared to the all day endeavor...

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

So what if we skipped right from Hanukkah to Christmas? That’s allowed, right? (And yes, we recognize both in our household, and thus both deserve equal attention when it comes to food). Contrary to what you might believe, we actually have been not only eating but actually cooking food in these past few weeks. And...

Grandma’s Potato Latkes

Happy Hannukah to all who celebrate! This is my favorite time of year, if only because it means latke season. While I can never seem to make them as good as grandma does, they are still an anxiously awaited treat. The time spent making these golden gems is well worth it. Served with sour cream...

Pear, Arugula, and Pancetta Salad

A quick and flavorful salad. A nice change from the normal romaine & crouton mix. Plus the pears right now are just delicious, why not take advantage of them? Pear, Arugula, and Pancetta Salad Makes 4 servings. Recipe from Epicurious. Ingredients 2 oz thinly sliced pancetta (4 to 5 slices) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2...