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Black Raspberry Shrub Cocktail

New Year’s Eve usually means sparkly dresses and fancy cocktails and lots of gold and glitter and fuss. ‘Tis the season to celebrate, after all. We use the start of the new year as an excuse really, to party hardy and eat sweets and have a merry old time. It’s our last hurrah before those...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bark

I’m all about gifting consumables. Unless I know of something someone really wants (and needs), I’d rather send something edible, something delicious that can be enjoyed and be gone, rather than some random knick-knack that will just sit around collecting dust, held on to solely out of some form of sentiment and or fear of...

Orange Marmalade Tiramisu

I adore tiramisu. The creamy layers are something straight out of a dream, light and airy and yet rich and decadent at the same time. The main problem with tiramisu is the espresso. While delicious, caffeine and I aren’t so buddy-buddy, and even a few bites after dinner will ensure a sleepless night. If you’re...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014: Recipe Roundup Part 1

Get ready, it’s cookie time! Each year, after the conclusion of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, we post a massive, gigantic, epic roundup of ALL the recipes people baked and sent to their matches this year. I swear, I’m in awe at y’all’s creativity when it comes to these cookies. Some of them are...

Salt & Pepper Popcorn Bars

Sweet & salty desserts are ubiquitous these days, playing into our oftentimes mingled sweet and salty cravings. But what about sweet, salty, AND savory? It can work, you know. One of my all time favorite treats is Olive & Sinclair’s Salt & Pepper chocolate bar. As weird as it sounds, it just works, proving that...

Triple Ginger Snap Cookies

Normally I am wholeheartedly against crispy cookies. Give me soft and chewy any day. The one exception being gingersnaps. Soft gingersnaps? That’s just an oxymoron. They are called gingerSNAPS, not gingerCHEWS, and it follows that they should be snappy. If you want soft, why not try these soft Molasses Snickerdoodles instead? The other thing about...