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April Kitchen Challenge: Eclairs

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the Kitchen Challenge. In March 2013 I officially launched this new series, aimed at getting cooks out of their comfort zone and into the kitchen. We’ve (mostly) successfully completed 9 challenges since then, and I couldn’t be prouder. You guys really stepped it up! For this month’s challenge,...

Le Creuset Pepper Cocotte Recipes & a GIVEAWAY!

Le Creuset® is at it again, with more specialty shaped cookware that are true conversation pieces (because round is SO last season). We were excited to once again work with them to develop and photograph exclusive recipes for this novel new shape. The Bell Pepper Cocotte is now available in 4 colors (just like real...

Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

When is a cookie, not just a cookie? You wouldn’t know it from looking at them, but these cookies are stuffed with liquid gold. Imagine the perfect chocolate chip cookie, laced with peanut butter and speckled with mini chocolate chips. Now imagine that perfect cookie stuffed with a dark chocolate peanut butter cup. I know,...

Homemade Chocolate Almond Butter

Now that I’ve broken the proverbial seal on the fabulous world of homemade nut butters, I can quickly see it becoming an obsession. One of my favorite spreads is a cocoa almond spread from Trader Joe’s. Basically an almond version of Nutella. And now that I knew my trusty Vitamix could power through two cups...

February Kitchen Challenge Results: Old-Fashioned Fudge

Fudge: been there, done that, probably won’t ever be able to do it again. But it worked. For one batch at least, it worked. And it is divine. Velvety smooth. A texture unlike any fudge I’ve ever had before. The taste is determined solely by the quality of your cocoa powder. Which, for this batch,...