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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...

August Kitchen Challenge Results – Tofu

Well, it ain’t pretty. But it’s tofu. Mission, accomplished? The whole process was oddly similar to making mozzarella, only a bit more… beany. And you have to make your own milk first before you can start the curdling process. Was it worth the time? Debatable. While the texture was definitely more delicate, there wasn’t anything...

Fresh Peach & Lemon Verbena Soda

It’s clearly peach season, but the end is nigh. While I’m not sure if I’ll make it out picking before the last of the fruits fall from the trees, I am dead set on stuffing my face with as many as humanly possible. Not only that, but I’m intent on using them in as many...

Peach Caramels

I call this one “conquering your culinary fears” (aka I made caramels and didn’t die.) You see, I’ve had this irrational fear of cooked sugar for years now. No idea where it came from, because as a child I boiled my way through my mom’s candy cookbook without a second thought. Perhaps I ruined a...

Black Bean Nachos with Pomegranate Salsa

I had a dream. And in that dream I was eating pomegranate nachos (or was I cooking them? Or just thinking about them? I can’t remember exactly, but the specifics of I what I was doing with the nachos in this dream aren’t as important as the nachos themselves.) Indeed, whereas most people dream about...

Peanut Butter Comfort Giveaway

If yesterday’s recipe had you salivating, just imagine what the entire book will do to your taste buds. Goodbye, inhibitions… hello, peanut butter. And today’s your lucky day, because I’m giving away one copy of Peanut Butter Comfort: Recipes for Breakfasts, Brownies, Cakes, Cookies, Candies, and Frozen Treats Featuring America’s Favorite Spread by the lovely...