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Cherry, Hibiscus, and Goat Cheese Panna Cotta

In an ongoing effort to put goat cheese and hibiscus in just about everything… Today I’m guest posting over on DESIGNLOVEFEST, sharing this stunning and unique panna cotta recipe. Panna cotta is one of my favorite desserts; literally meaning ‘cooked cream’ in Italian, the combination of the creamy milk custard and tangy fruit topping make...

Sesame Crusted Tofu

In our household, the lifespan of a recipe is often short lived. It gets made. Photographed. Enjoyed. Posted. And soon thereafter, forgotten, set by the wayside for whatever new batch of recipes we’re making the next week. As good as they might have been, we’re just not in the habit of repeating things (such is...

Ginger and Spinach Green Smoothie

I know, I know. Here I am, posting a green smoothie. Me, the girl that berated juice cleanses and liquid diets in lieu of hot fudge sauce. But, you know what, sometimes after a week of decadence and doughnuts and tacos and fried everything, we were craving something fresh for lunch instead of our usual...

Strawberry & Meyer Lemon Marmalade

An unexpected surprise a few weeks ago from some very dear friends left me with a box of gorgeous homegrown Meyer lemons. And as you very well know, when life gives you lemons, especially Meyer lemons, you sure as heck don’t waste them, even if you do happen to be hopping on a plane to...

Almond Cookie Dough Macarons

Do you know what today is? It’s National Cookie Dough Day, duh. The holiday I officially declared last year, on the release date of my first book. This was a recipe that got cut from the book shortly before it went to print. It was a last minute decision, based on the fact that I...

June Kitchen Challenge: Mozzarella

Just in time for tomato season, this month’s kitchen challenge involves making homemade mozzarella cheese. Apparently it’s pretty easy (if the internet is to be believed). My cheese-making experience is limited, having only made homemade ricotta and mascarpone. While mozzarella does require a few special ingredients, the overall process is quite similar, albeit a bit...