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Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie (No Bake!)

Proof that pies don’t need heat to be spectacular. I challenged myself to create a pie—a decadent pie—highlighting the multi-talented Vitamix® blender (in fact, I’d argue that it is way more than just a blender). This recipe uses the Vitamix for each of the four mixtures that ultimately come together into one singularly fabulous pie....

Homemade Cookie Dough Oreos

Cookie dough has officially hit the big time. Giant shall-be-left-unnamed food brand (rhymes with shmoreo) has released a new flavor. I’ll give you 3 guesses as to what it is. Hint: it most definitely could have/should have been a recipe in my book. And, in fact, it almost was – but I scrapped it in...

Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese with Spicy Garlic Swiss Chard

What can be said about whole wheat pasta? Before now, not much. Because I never bought it. Fervently avoided it, in fact. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who couldn’t stand the off-putting texture that can only be described as “thick”. Sure, I choked it down on the pretense of being healthy, but...

Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Last week was Taylor’s birthday. I had the day all planned out, an afternoon screening of Anchorman 2 and a nice dinner afterwords, but considering we are together all day every day, finding time to bake a birthday cake without him knowing is no easy task. Luckily, I had a two hour block of time...