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Christmas Dinner for Two

I hope your Christmas was as merry and delicious as ours was, full of pretty lights, fabulous food, and joyful Christmas music. Desmond sure enjoyed himself (the cat loves boxes and shredding paper… Christmas is his superbowl, basically). Even Kalypso got into the festive mood. Sort of. Dinner included Todd & Diane’s miraculously soft garlic...

Baked Brie Puffs with Fruit Preserves and Pistachios

Let the chaos begin… the annual scramble to fill the bellies of visiting friends and family while keeping them occupied and smiling with just the right amount of buzz (enough to be jovial but not belligerent, that’s the key). It’s precisely times like these that quick, last-minute appetizers, like these baked brie puffs, will save...

Stuffed Salted Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Forget sugarplums… I’ve had cookies dancing around my head for weeks (can you blame me?) To be more specific, stuffed chocolate chip cookies: perfectly chewy and sprinkled with sea salt. The dancing continued into the wee hours of the night, and let’s just say it was going to remain a problem until I did something...

Nutella Swirl Brownie & Sugar Cookie Tart

This recipe was inspired by an entry into this years’ Pillsbury Bake-Off, which I was lucky enough to be able to attend last month in Las Vegas. Called Sweet & Salty Cookie Pie, the recipe included basically 5 things: pie crust, nutella, chocolate chips, sugar cookie dough, and toffee bits. I tasted it and was...

Favorite Things & iPad Air Giveaway!

1. Love & Olive Oil | 2. Skinnytaste | 3. Reluctant Entertainer | 4. RecipeGirl | 5. A Southern Fairytale | 6. Gimme Some Oven | 7. Mountain Mama Cooks | 8. FoodieCrush ‘Tis the season to give, and for some very lucky folks out in cyberspace, ’tis the season to receive a whole lot...