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Black & Gold Dark Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

If you want to indulge in something incredibly rich and decadent, I can think of no better way than this cupcake. The moist chocolaty cake is paired with a caramel spiked dark chocolate buttercream, a chocolate on chocolate combination that can’t be beat. Using the Special Dark cocoa powder gives the cupcakes themselves an almost...

Baked Shrimp with Feta

I think we sometimes get too caught up on the stove. Sauteing I mean. Just about everything we eat is cooked in a pan on the stove. Which is why this baked shrimp dish was so refreshing. Yes, there are some parts of it done on the stove, but the magic happens in the oven....

Mongolian Beef

This recipe is supposedly a “copy-cat” recipe of PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef. Neither of us can remember what exactly that tastes like, so I can’t say if it actually is or not, but it was pretty darn delicious. By no means healthy, but delicious nonetheless. We used about half the oil the recipe calls for...

Fruit-Filled Lemony Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

I’ve been meaning to try another variation on the Strawberry Lemonade cupcakes for some time now. You see, those cupcakes are unbelievable. But the pink frosting? Well, it kind of clashes with our wedding color combo. So I’ve been pondering how to get the same delicious flavors without all the pastel color. The end result...

Beef and Avocado Fajitas

For my birthday a few weeks ago, my parents surprised me with a huge box of meat. Grass-fed, humanely-raised beef. Unusual, yes, and unexpected, but a welcome surprise. I commented that this box contained more beef than we had probably eaten in the past three years combined. So we’ve had to be quite creative in...