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Homemade Salt Water Taffy

I got myself into a bit of a sticky situation. In more ways than one. First of all let’s not even mention the fact that this is October’s kitchen challenge, and it is now January. Yes, I know. I’m a total slacker. October was crazy busy. And so was November, for that matter. I had...

Homemade Fresh Breakfast Sausage

You’d think, after writing an entire cookbook about it, we’d be fresh out of breakfast for dinner ideas. That, or we’d be completely and utterly sick of breakfast for dinner in any way, shape, or form. Not so. Turns out, pretty much the second we turned in the final manuscript, we thought of something else...

Persimmon Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

I may as well just put it out there: I’m totally and entirely infatuated with persimmons. An affair of the tastebuds, if you will. We’ve been buying them every chance we get, using them in everything from our Thanksgiving green beans to this amazing winter caprese salad. But I know their abundance is short-lived, so...

Raspberry Papaya Smoothies

I fall in and out of love with smoothies on a regular basis. And I think I’ve determined that the best way to stay “in” love with them is to mix it up as often as possible. Sometimes having the same combination even two days in a row makes me want to banish those particular...

Baked Panko Fish Sticks with Lemon-Caper Mayonnaise

Fish sticks are kind of my guilty pleasure, my go-to frozen snack when Taylor is out of town. He thinks they are gross. Especially when I dip them in mayonnaise. Perhaps I made a mistake when I married him… Regardless, a homemade version of my frozen box favorite was something even he could get behind....

The Best of 2013

It’s time again to recount the best posts and moments from the past year. This particular task gets harder and harder each year. It was all I could do not to include EVERY RECIPE from 2013 (I really wanted to). We traveled a lot this year, more than I remember ever traveling before (take THAT,...