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The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014

It’s the most wonderful time, of the year: cookie swap time! I am so excited to announce the launch of this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted by myself and Julie of The Little Kitchen. This will be our 4th annual event (gosh, it seems like only yesterday we started this thing, with little...

Kitchen Basics: Homemade Almond Milk

I adore almond milk. It’s my preferred milk of choice for my daily bowl of cereal. One time I accidentally grabbed the whole milk (that I usually have on hand for baking, mostly) and poured it into my cereal without even realizing. I’ve become so accustomed to almond milk that it was truly shocking, to...

Passion Fruit Bubble Tea

Bubble tea… love it or hate it, you have it admit it is pretty darn fun. Typically a traditional thai bubble tea is made with thai tea mix (similar to black tea) and sweetened condensed milk, along with a base of chewy black tapioca pearls. This twist on the traditional was inspired by a drink...

Country Ham and Pickle Sliders

You may be wondering what I’ve been leading up to this whole week, posting such seemingly boring recipes as homemade mustard and green tomato pickles. I fully admit to outright imitation, this recipe more than inspired by a dish enjoyed at Husk restaurant. Respectfully so, of course. While all the dishes I’ve tried and thoroughly...

Pickled Green Tomatoes

Green tomatoes and pickles probably aren’t two things that are often thought of together. Green tomatoes = fried. Pretty much. I mean, what else do you do with them (of course, green tomatoes not to be confused with tomatillos which make for some excellent salsa verde, green tomatoes are literally unripe tomatoes). And pickles, well,...

Homemade Peach Mustard

Have you ever made homemade mustard? Have you ever even thought about making homemade mustard? Well not only did I think about it, I did it, and now you’re probably thinking about it too. You’re welcome. Because seriously? It’s so easy you’ll be shocked. The idea for the fruit mustard came from a dinner in...