Fine Dining on the High Seas: Carnival Foodie Cruise Wrapup

I’ll admit, when I got invited on a 7-day cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d never been on a cruise before, afterall. Maybe I was assuming I’d...

Spicy Italian Meatball Sandwiches

These sandwiches… what can I say? They’re beautiful. Inside and out. The meatballs themselves are so incredibly tender, made from a mix of ground beef, bison, and pork and freshly made breadcrumbs. They’d be...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Warm Gnocchi and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Let’s end tomato season with a bang. No, not that kind of bang. Because I originally wanted to deep fry some gnocchi until it was light and crispy (I was going to call this...

Chocolate Lavender & Earl Gray Bundt Cake

If Taylor’s whiskey bundt cake was the manliest of bundt cakes (if one could ever call a bundt cake manly, that is), then this is definitely the girly version. I guess purple flowers or...

Homemade Horchata

Hello, horchata. You sexy thing you. Horchata is a traditional Spanish or Latin American beverage, made from soaked nuts and/or rice and seasoned with cinnamon. Almond and rice or just rice is probably the...

Peach Passion Jam

It all started with a doughnut. A milk-chocolate and passionfruit doughnut, to be exact. I’d had passionfruit before, but it never really crossed my mind. Maybe I knew it would be so hard to...