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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chocolate-covered Marzipan Strawberries from @loveandoliveoil

June Kitchen Challenge Results: Homemade Marzipan

Mthp mowpheth ahh finthgs thorfth marthiparwn. Oh, excuse me. My mouth is full of marzipan. As will be yours when you realize how easy (and inexpensively) it can be made at home. No more...

Chocolate-Dipped S’Mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

Remember way back when I shared that awesome Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream? And I said I had ‘grand plans’ for it? Well, it may have taken me a bit longer than anticipated to realize...

Ginger Lemonade

It should come at no surprise that I have a bit of an obsession with ginger. I’ve made it my personal mission to become well-versed in all things ginger ale/beer, ordering it whenever we...

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eclairs

When I get on a kick, my thoughts and behavior border on compulsive, the topic of my current obsession permeating the far corners of my brain. Whether it’s food, travel, or a crazy notion...

Beyond the Kitchen: Friday Edition

As I sit here sweating even with the AC on full blast, there’s no denying that summer is here. And despite the oppressive heat, my balcony garden is thriving. I should be eating homegrown...

Stracciatella Gelato

There’s chocolate chip ice cream. And then there is stracciatella gelato. Don’t you dare think one is a direct translation of the other because that is grossly untrue. And if you’ve ever had true...