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Six Books Worth Devouring

A healthy appetite for literature. Devouring a good book. I think the fact that we talk about books and cake in much the same way makes it a perfectly acceptable subject to address on a food blog. Maybe the next cake I bake will be a page-turner, a true masterpiece (alas, it doesn’t seem to...

Kitchen Basics: Oven-Roasted Chicken Breasts

Oven roasted chicken is a staple in our kitchen. Maybe because it is so easy, or maybe because roasted chicken is basically the Swiss Army Knife of proteins. It is so juicy it can be eaten right off of the bone, shredded for use in soups, tacos, or sandwiches, or the meat can be removed...

Strawberry Jam Toaster Pastries

Taylor gets the most random food cravings. I do too, I guess, but my cravings are usually for elaborate sweet and salty baked goods. His, on the other hand, usually involve nostalgic junk foods from his childhood. Things like Lunchables, orange Tang, and, most recently, strawberry Pop Tarts. I usually roll my eyes and tell...

April Kitchen Challenge: Eclairs

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the Kitchen Challenge. In March 2013 I officially launched this new series, aimed at getting cooks out of their comfort zone and into the kitchen. We’ve (mostly) successfully completed 9 challenges since then, and I couldn’t be prouder. You guys really stepped it up! For this month’s challenge,...

Le Creuset Pepper Cocotte Recipes & a GIVEAWAY!

Le Creuset® is at it again, with more specialty shaped cookware that are true conversation pieces (because round is SO last season). We were excited to once again work with them to develop and photograph exclusive recipes for this novel new shape. The Bell Pepper Cocotte is now available in 4 colors (just like real...

Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

When is a cookie, not just a cookie? You wouldn’t know it from looking at them, but these cookies are stuffed with liquid gold. Imagine the perfect chocolate chip cookie, laced with peanut butter and speckled with mini chocolate chips. Now imagine that perfect cookie stuffed with a dark chocolate peanut butter cup. I know,...