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Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

When is a cookie, not just a cookie? You wouldn’t know it from looking at them, but these cookies are stuffed with liquid gold. Imagine the perfect chocolate chip cookie, laced with peanut butter and speckled with mini chocolate chips. Now imagine that perfect cookie stuffed with a dark chocolate peanut butter cup. I know,...

Homemade Chocolate Almond Butter

Now that I’ve broken the proverbial seal on the fabulous world of homemade nut butters, I can quickly see it becoming an obsession. One of my favorite spreads is a cocoa almond spread from Trader Joe’s. Basically an almond version of Nutella. And now that I knew my trusty Vitamix could power through two cups...

February Kitchen Challenge Results: Old-Fashioned Fudge

Fudge: been there, done that, probably won’t ever be able to do it again. But it worked. For one batch at least, it worked. And it is divine. Velvety smooth. A texture unlike any fudge I’ve ever had before. The taste is determined solely by the quality of your cocoa powder. Which, for this batch,...

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Brown Butter

I’m not one to wax poetic about soup. Soup is soup and often quite boring soup at that. For me, soup is usually a vehicle for eating more bread. Creamy soups at least, I have a hard time eating a bowl without at least a few slices to dip. But this soup… this soup is...

Chocolate Dutch Baby with Caramelized Pears

I am a big proponent of the lazy weekend brunch. Unfortunately, it seems like these days lazy weekends are few and far between. More often than not we’re not playing catch up and cramming our weekends full of errands and photoshoots and work that didn’t get done during the week. Taylor trying to make use...