Blueberry Peach Jam

I’ve been hoarding fruit. We’ve been blueberry picking and peach picking and would have gone cherry picking if they grew here, so instead I bought some cherries when they went on sale. All the...

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Nib Caramels

Isn’t it amazing to think, that just over a two years ago I was terrified of caramel? Like, honestly truly scared I was going to burn my face off or something. And ruin a...

Tart Cherry Giveaway

Following up yesterday’s EPIC cherry pie recipe, I’m excited to offer an amazing tart cherry giveaway valued at over $400, brought to you by the Cherry Marketing Institute. I’ve loved exploring this new-to-me culinary...

Tart Cherry Pie

Cherry pie has always been one of my ‘bucket list’ recipes, along with caramel and macarons and other dishes that I’ve since tackled (or plan to tackle) in the Kitchen Challenge series. My main...

Peach & Arugula Caprese Salad

We most often associate caprese salad, or insalata caprese (literally meaning Salad of Capri, an island off the coast of italy) with tomatoes. And in fact, it was originally intended to mimic the colors...

Beyond the Kitchen: NOLA Edition

Taylor and I recently celebrated our 5-year anniversary. Although we’ve been together for over 13 years, we still felt like 5 was something special, something to be celebrated. And not with stuff, but with...

Double Chocolate Brownie Waffles

I’ve been obsessed with chocolate waffles for some time now, but hadn’t yet perfected the recipe. I wanted something crispy on the edges and tender in the middle, yet still deep and dark and...

Five Cheese Skillet Mac and Cheese

When it comes to making the ideal mac and cheese, you could say it’s all in the cheese. Or cheeses, because a mac and cheese with just one kind of cheese is going to...

August Kitchen Challenge: Tamales

Making tamales never really crossed my mind before, at least until I saw bags of corn husks in a local international market. Something lit up and since then, I haven’t been able to stop...

Blackberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumble

Crisp. Cobbler. Crumble. It’s a veritable culinary jumble. Can someone tell my why such similar desserts must distinguish themselves with completely different names? Not wanting to be politically (dessert-ically?) incorrect, I tried to figure...

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Following yesterdays Crispy Cauliflower Tacos, I thought I’d share our favorite recipe for homemade flour tortillas. This is one of those situations where store-bought simply can’t compare to homemade. Seriously, make a quesadilla with...

Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Mango Salsa

Hello there, my new favorite taco. Also known as vegetarian fish tacos, if you’d rather. The crispy, white fleshed-cauliflower is a perfect replacement for the fish, when you can’t find fresh fish or don’t...