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Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

One caveat of all this canning I’ve been doing is the inevitable excess: the partially-filled and improperly-sealed jars that gather on the top shelf of the fridge, along with that solitary jar of last year’s strawberry preserves that must be used before this year’s can be touched. Once opened, they don’t last indefinitely, and considering...

Frozen Black Forest Tart

Hold your horses people, because I have news for you: IT’S STILL SUMMER. Seriously, as long as the days are sticky and humid and 90, I will not touch a can of pumpkin. I refuse. And until I can’t stand it any longer and have to turn on the heater and put on a sweater,...

September Kitchen Challenge: Bacon

Moving right along, from tofu… to bacon (seems like a logical transition to me). We’ve never really explored the art of charcuterie before (mainly due to space constraints – if we had a garage or basement I can guarantee you Taylor would have slabs homemade bacon and rows of prosciutto and salami curing down there...

White Peach & Vanilla Jam

I’ll be darned if I let peach season slip away without squirreling away at least a few jars of something peachy. Time was running out, so when a local farm announced a last-chance sale on pick-your-own peaches, I knew I had to act. Luckily, my husband is a good sport, and agreed to take me...

Cinnamon Churros with Chocolate Dulce de Leche

Honestly, I think one prerequisite of “amusement park fare” is that you look completely ridiculous whilst you eat. I mean, c’mon… cotton candy? Turkey legs? And of course, churros, which seem to get longer and longer every time I see them. But that doesn’t mean we enjoy them any less. As it turns out, these...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream

After making these brownies a few weeks back, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. That topping, like an extra chocolatey, peanut butter rice krispie treat, had wedged itself into the fissures of my brain. Apparently there were some stray thoughts of ice cream floating around in there too, because it didn’t take long for me...