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Cinnamon Churros with Chocolate Dulce de Leche

Honestly, I think one prerequisite of “amusement park fare” is that you look completely ridiculous whilst you eat. I mean, c’mon… cotton candy? Turkey legs? And of course, churros, which seem to get longer and longer every time I see them. But that doesn’t mean we enjoy them any less. As it turns out, these...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream

After making these brownies a few weeks back, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. That topping, like an extra chocolatey, peanut butter rice krispie treat, had wedged itself into the fissures of my brain. Apparently there were some stray thoughts of ice cream floating around in there too, because it didn’t take long for me...

August Kitchen Challenge Results – Tofu

Well, it ain’t pretty. But it’s tofu. Mission, accomplished? The whole process was oddly similar to making mozzarella, only a bit more… beany. And you have to make your own milk first before you can start the curdling process. Was it worth the time? Debatable. While the texture was definitely more delicate, there wasn’t anything...

Fresh Peach & Lemon Verbena Soda

It’s clearly peach season, but the end is nigh. While I’m not sure if I’ll make it out picking before the last of the fruits fall from the trees, I am dead set on stuffing my face with as many as humanly possible. Not only that, but I’m intent on using them in as many...

Peach Caramels

I call this one “conquering your culinary fears” (aka I made caramels and didn’t die.) You see, I’ve had this irrational fear of cooked sugar for years now. No idea where it came from, because as a child I boiled my way through my mom’s candy cookbook without a second thought. Perhaps I ruined a...

Black Bean Nachos with Pomegranate Salsa

I had a dream. And in that dream I was eating pomegranate nachos (or was I cooking them? Or just thinking about them? I can’t remember exactly, but the specifics of I what I was doing with the nachos in this dream aren’t as important as the nachos themselves.) Indeed, whereas most people dream about...