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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...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014: Recipe Roundup Part 1

Get ready, it’s cookie time! Each year, after the conclusion of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, we post a massive, gigantic, epic roundup of ALL the recipes people baked and sent to their matches this year. I swear, I’m in awe at y’all’s creativity when it comes to these cookies. Some of them are...

Salt & Pepper Popcorn Bars

Sweet & salty desserts are ubiquitous these days, playing into our oftentimes mingled sweet and salty cravings. But what about sweet, salty, AND savory? It can work, you know. One of my all time favorite treats is Olive & Sinclair’s Salt & Pepper chocolate bar. As weird as it sounds, it just works, proving that...

Triple Ginger Snap Cookies

Normally I am wholeheartedly against crispy cookies. Give me soft and chewy any day. The one exception being gingersnaps. Soft gingersnaps? That’s just an oxymoron. They are called gingerSNAPS, not gingerCHEWS, and it follows that they should be snappy. If you want soft, why not try these soft Molasses Snickerdoodles instead? The other thing about...

Almond Lace Sandwich Cookies

The 4th Annual Great Food Blogger cookie Swap saw 566 participants ship over 20,000 cookies around the world, all while managing to raise a whopping $12,335 for Cookies For Kids’ Cancer. Of course we couldn’t have reached that impressive total without the help of our four generous brand partners: OXO, Dixie Crystals, Brownie Brittle, and...