An Ode to the Tennessee Tomato (and 25 Fresh Tomato Recipes to Make the Most of Summer’s Bounty)

Oh tomato. How I love thee. I’ll admit, it wasn’t always love. It wasn’t even friendship to begin with. In fact, I’ve been a tomato skeptic most of my life, always requesting “no tomatoes”...

Saffron-infused Bouillabaisse with Breadcrumb Rouille

If you had told me before our cruise that the best meal I’d enjoy the entire time would come from a camp stove in the woods, I would not have believed you. Although if...

Blueberry Yuzu Preserves

Blueberry week overfloweth. One week has quickly become two. But who’s counting? I know I don’t have a problem with two weeks worth of blueberry recipes. Do you? I wasn’t kidding when I told...

Blueberry Crème Fraîche Cheesecake

Taylor is not cheesecake’s biggest fan. He says that even the best cheesecake is only a C+ dessert (whereas even a bad chocolate cake is more enjoyable in his mind). And I’ll admit that...

Muscovado Roasted Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry ice cream is one thing (believe me, it’s delicious!) But roasted blueberry ice cream? That’s on an entirely different wavelength altogether. There’s something about the act of roasting berries that intensifies every aspect:...

Fresh Blueberry Margaritas

Funny thing, blueberries. Because they’re really not very blue at all. On the outside their skins ripen to a reverse sunset of shades, from fuchsia to deep indigo so dark it’s almost black. Quite...

Kitchen Basics: How to Freeze Blueberries

I hereby declare this officially unofficial blueberry week. Our lips might be stained permanently purple by the end of it. Not that that’s a problem or anything. It’s become part of our summer tradition...

Clips & Quips: Cats, Kittens, and Cat-shaped Pastries

Sometimes I want to talk about things OTHER than food (I know, shocker!) I figured I’d give myself an outlet to do so in what I’m calling Clips & Quips. This won’t be a...

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Blondies

Yes, I put these in the breakfast category. So sue me. Technically these snack-worthy bars fall somewhere between a traditional blondie and a loaf of banana bread. We’ll just say that before 11am they...

European Adventure Part V: Barcelona Eats

Barcelona: land of fresh seafood, churros, horchata and ham. Where modern mingles with traditional cuisine and the result is truly delicious. We ate our way through the city like our lives depended on it....

Tart Cherry Fondant Creams

(This is a sponsored post in partnership with the Cherry Marketing Institute) I’ve been dreaming of these candies. Ever since I got back from Victoria with two of Rogers’ famous Victoria creams, promptly devouring...

European Adventure Part IV: Barcelona, Spain

After 5 days in Paris we made our way via high-speed train along the Mediterranean and through the Pyrenees into Spain. We could have flown, but the 6 1/2 hour train ride allowed us...