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Fruity Chocolate Bark

Bark is a candy that has no regard for perfection; the rough, jagged edges and irregularly scattered toppings are part of the appeal. It’s a great cabinet-cleaner recipe too. Perfect for those days when you’re frantically trying to clean out the pantry before your inlaws arrive, and those three random bags of freeze-dried fruit seem...

S’Mores Pumpkin Pie

Taylor refuses to let me experiment on Thanksgiving. Especially when it comes to the pie. Talk about a buzzkill. My suggestions of “let’s try this!” or “how about that totally unique variation?” are shot down with a loving but firm, “No.” And god forbid I suggest making something OTHER than pumpkin… Or, he tells me...

Classic Reuben Sandwiches

I can’t quite remember when my love for sandwiches began. I have memories of eating sandwiches on the playground at Mrs. Grant’s pre-school growing up in Colorado. My mom usually made me ham and cheese with mustard. Clearly at a young age I was impressed with the concept of the sandwich as I don’t remember...

Double Chocolate Chipotle Cookies

Sugar and spice and everything nice: that’s what these cookies are made of. I’ve really been in a cookie kind of mood lately, what with all the hubbub about cookie swaps and whatnot, and these dark and delightfully chewy chocolate cookies are everything I’ve been craving. And then some. The cookie itself is ideal: dark...

Cookie Swap Printable Gift Tags and Labels

Food bloggers, start your ovens, because baking is now underway for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013. We are so excited to have raised well over $13,000 for Cookies For Kids’ Cancer this year, with the help of our four amazing brand partners. Like last year, I’ve designed some printable tags, stickers, and labels...

Gourmet Salt Giveaway from SaltWorks, Inc

When it comes to salt, there’s so much more to explore than plain old iodized. Even beyond kosher and sea salt, there is an entire world of specialty and gourmet salts out there. A unique salt can add the perfect finishing touch to any dish, sweet OR savory. A good, quality salt is more than...