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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 out the difference for myself. Turns out crisps and crumbles are essentially identical except one has oats and one doesn’t. But...

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 these babies, and you’ll see what I mean. I promise you won’t be disappointed. The taste and texture are unlike anything...

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 want to stink up your apartment or just don’t feel like seafood. Cauliflower takes surprisingly well to the same toppings that...

Fresh Blueberry Pie

YOU GUYS. I’m not even kidding when I say this is the best pie I’ve ever made. That’s not me bragging, I’m as surprised as anyone. From the beautifully flaky crust to the flavorful, non-runny filling… this pie was pure perfection. I could barely contain my excitement when I pulled them out of the oven,...

Arugula Pesto Pasta with Roasted Golden Beets

In an effort to be more healthy, I’m sure we’ve all tried swapping out whole wheat pasta, and chances are you were disappointed with the outcome. I’ve yet to meet someone who actually prefers whole wheat to standard white pasta, ourselves included. And yet we tolerate it because the health benefits are so apparent (less...

Almond Fairy Cakes with Candied Borage Flowers

What is the difference between a cupcake and a fairy cake? Or a tea cake for that matter? Actually, I think tea cakes are actually cookies (huh?) so scratch that question. Fairy cakes and cupcakes are actually quite similar (and sometimes used interchangeably), but I’d describe fairy cakes as more refined, and definitely daintier. Cupcakes...

Cherry Lambic Beer Milkshakes

I bought these cherries with the intention of making a Cherry Garcia inspired milkshake, with chunks of fresh sweet cherries and flecks of chocolate chips. But Taylor was eying my cherries, determined to get in on the #MilkshakeWeek action, and even joked that he was going to hack the blog and post his own milkshake...

The Michelangelo (A Milkshake Masterpiece)

This milkshake, and its name, was inspired by a uniquely memorable cup of gelato I had in Italy back in 2011. I swear, that trip (our belated-honeymoon) has provided more inspiration for this blog than anything else; I feel like I’ve recreated (or tried to recreate) just about every delectable morsel we enjoyed there. And...

Bourbon Salted Caramel Milkshakes

Kicking off Milkshake Week with a bang, spiked and salted and deliciously drizzled with a boozy caramel sauce that’s utterly divine. Are you surprised that my first milkshake, on Monday morning no less, is wonderfully boozy? You shouldn’t be. With my penchant for boozy baking it was only a matter of time. (I’ll have you...

Milkshake Week Kick Off + GIVEAWAYS!

Milkshake Week 2014 is upon us! I hope you weren’t craving something savory, because this week we’re posting nothing but milkshakes. Who’s we? Well, Julie of The Little Kitchen and me, of course. After all, this whole thing was her idea (brilliant, huh?) Sometimes I think that girl thinks of nothing but milkshakes, so it...