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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

11 Best Ginger Beers

I’ve become somewhat of a connoisseur of ginger beer. As I’m not huge fan of beer/wine/cocktails, but still want something a bit more exciting to drink than just water, ginger beer is my jam....

Molasses Snickerdoodles

If a gingerbread man knocked up a snickerdoodle… this is what you’d get. Not to be bawdy or anything, but that’s pretty much the best way to describe these softly spiced cookies. Holiday is...

November Kitchen Challenge Results: Crêpe Cake

CREPOCOLYPSE! Sorry, I had to. Zombies really have nothing to do with crepe cakes, but this cake needed some sort of topper and it was either zombies or army men. And since I’ve already...

Magimix 12-cup Food Processor Giveaway

In the US, we often generically call all food processors Cuisinarts, or at least I do, since that’s what I grew up with. Well in Europe, they have an equivalent, and it’s a Magimix....