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Creamy Spinach and Pear Soup with Pancetta

A plain bowl of green soup is about as exciting as a cardboard cubicle, hence the decorative olive oil drizzle (ooo, pretty!) and sprinkle of crispy pancetta bits on top. (And, oh man I can’t believe I’m doing this) but my ability to present and photograph a bowl of green soup has come a long...

Thai Almond Milk Bubble Tea

I may be slightly obsessed with bubble tea these days. Which is funny, because I’m not a tea drinker. But I guess if you mix tea with cream and sugar and squishy sweet bubbles, it doesn’t much taste like tea anymore, does it? Those additions make all the difference. My new quest is to figure...

Spicy Miso Edamame

One of my favorite parts about going out to an Asian restaurant is the heaping bowl of steamed edamame that we’ll more often than not order to start our meal. Tender-crisp and lightly salted, steamed edamame is a perfect palate-cleansing starter. It is rare that you see a variation on that classic steamed edamame, however....

Goo Goo Cluster Prize Pack Giveaway!

Now that I’ve made my love affair for the Goo Goo Cluster public knowledge, I figured I should share the wealth. Surely you’re wanting to make some of these amazing Goo Goo S’mores for yourself, right? Well, here’s your chance to win a boatload of Goo Goo-dness. Not only is their candy delicious, but their...

Goo Goo Cluster S’mores

What could be more decadent than s’mores? How about s’mores from scratch, with both homemade marshmallows and homemade graham crackers? Or, even better, how about gooey, melty s’mores made from homemade marshmallows stuffed with Goo Goo Clusters? This is serious business, people. For those of you not yet aquainted, I’d like to introduce you to...

Vegetable and Bean Tostadas

I don’t know about you, but in our household, cookbooks tend to languish on their shelves, gathering dust and all but forgotten. Our recipe inspiration comes from the net, from pinterest and other food blogs and digital versions of the magazines which we used to receive, but ultimately let our subscriptions lapse because they ended...

The Best of 2014

In what’s become an annual tradition, I narrow down a year’s worth of recipes into a few favorites. This is by no means a complete list (technically, every recipe I post is a favorite in one way or another), but I did my best to pick and choose my absolute favorites, the recipes I remember...

Black Raspberry Shrub Cocktail

New Year’s Eve usually means sparkly dresses and fancy cocktails and lots of gold and glitter and fuss. ‘Tis the season to celebrate, after all. We use the start of the new year as an excuse really, to party hardy and eat sweets and have a merry old time. It’s our last hurrah before those...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bark

I’m all about gifting consumables. Unless I know of something someone really wants (and needs), I’d rather send something edible, something delicious that can be enjoyed and be gone, rather than some random knick-knack that will just sit around collecting dust, held on to solely out of some form of sentiment and or fear of...

Orange Marmalade Tiramisu

I adore tiramisu. The creamy layers are something straight out of a dream, light and airy and yet rich and decadent at the same time. The main problem with tiramisu is the espresso. While delicious, caffeine and I aren’t so buddy-buddy, and even a few bites after dinner will ensure a sleepless night. If you’re...