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Peanut Butter Millionaire Shortbread Bars

The only thing in this world better than chocolate and peanut butter… is chocolate, caramel and peanut butter. And that’s exactly what you get when you take a classic millionaire shortbread recipe and add a heaping scoop of peanut butter. You’d think peanut butter caramel would be more of a thing, because the two go...

Spring Kitchen Challenge: Homemade Yogurt

Ok ok cats have nothing to do with yogurt, but I needed more in here than just my blathering. Besides, you guys did ask for more cat pictures, remember? I’m just giving you what you want. You also asked for more Kitchen Challenges. Despite the fact that I sometimes feel like I’m completely alone in...

Chicken Tortilla Soup

As I sit here with frozen fingers, numbly trying to type up why you need to make this soup NOW, I realized that winter has essentially done my work for me. I could write 1,000 words about why this soup is amazing and continues to be one of your favorite recipes to date, but I’m...

FREE Download: Winter Citrus Wallpaper

Citrus is just so dang photogenic. Before this gorgeous assorted citrus was stripped and squeezed and cooked and canned into some beautiful Triple Citrus Marmalade, I couldn’t help but snap a few photos first. I figured since we’re all dead sick of winter at this point, a little sunshine couldn’t hurt, and that’s why I’ve...

Triple Citrus Marmalade

YOU GUYS. It’s citrus season! Perhaps the only redeeming quality of these frigid winter months. We may be completely iced in for 3 1/2 more days at this rate, but rather than see this confinement as a sentence, I see it as an opportunity. To make more marmalade, that is. I mean, if I have...

Roasted Beet and Farro Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

After a trip, you’re left with memories and photos. Maybe a souveneir or two (I have a habit of bringing home spoons, go figure) but sometimes a dish, something you ate during your travels, follows you home and simply refuses to be ignored. In cases like this it’s helpful to have a direct connection, a...

Celebrating 8 Years & a Reader Survey!

Eight years. I like to say that’s like 120 in blog years. Pretty old for a blog when you think about. Back when I started this blog in 2007, I wasn’t really aware of the food blog community, and didn’t know or follow many other food blogs. I started this blog, basically, to record and...

Braided Tart Cherry & Chocolate Danish Pastries

Twisted and flaky, fruity and chocolatey, this pastry is all I ever want for breakfast from here on out (Cereal? What is that?) This pastry is serious business. I mean, I’ll be honest, it’s basically pie. But pie that you’re allowed to eat for breakfast (see what I did there? By calling it a Danish...

White Chocolate & Peanut Butter Avalanche Truffles

Some recipes prove more challenging than others, I’ve found. And yet some recipes are worth the fight. I’d been dreaming of turning my Rocky Mountain Avalanche Bars into truffle form for weeks now, creamy and crispy bite-sized candies enrobed in dark chocolate. It’s a dream that quickly turned into an obsession, and an obsession that...

Goat Cheese & Avocado Egg Sandwiches

I’m calling these breakfast sandwiches, but for us they are more often lunch sandwiches, as eggs are often our go-to for quick and filling lunches. But you know we are strong proponents of breakfast for dinner, so why not breakfast for lunch, too? The key is the egg, scrambled and cooked super thin and folded...