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Passion Fruit Créme Brûlée

Two weeks ago, on a trip to Southern California for some food photography fun, I hit the passion fruit jackpot. I haven’t been subtle about my lust for passion fruit, and sure enough, friends Todd and Diane had heard about my (small) obsession, and made a point to stop at a small produce store on...

Silky Edamame Soup

Life is all about balance. In much the same way I often chase a green smoothie with a handful of potato chips, I felt I had to balance out these ridiculously trashy brownies with something, well, a little more healthy. Hence the soup. And not just any soup, either. A ultra-healthy soup made with edamame...

Loaded Junk Food Brownies

Also known as… Late night snack brownies. Ultimate midnight craving brownies. Junk(food)-in-the-trunk brownies. Call them what you will, these brownies are pure, trashy, perfection. I’m here today with this trashed-up recipe to celebrate the amazingly talented Jessica, in the only way that ‘invisible’ internet friends do: with a virtual baby shower! And I figured since...

November Kitchen Challenge: Crepe Cake

After a two month hiatus (was it just me or was October crazy for everyone?) Kitchen Challenge is back with a vengeance! For the first time, we’ve partnered with an amazing brand to make this challenge even more fun (hello PRIZES! see below for more details!) This month, we’re tackling crepe cakes. Which, really, is...

The Antioxidant (Aperol & Tangerine Cocktail)

Cocktail making is perhaps an under-appreciated art. While it seems simple, finding that perfect balance between ingredients is no easy task. This bright and citrusy vodka-based cocktail recipe features a quadruple dose of citrus, including fresh orange juice, lime juice, tangerine syrup, and Aperol (an Italian apertif made from bitter oranges). With that much citrus...

Ultimate Scratch-Made Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

You might think it ridiculous that I’m posting a peanut butter and jelly sandwich here. I mean, really, who doesn’t know how to make a PB&J? But this version just so happens to be made entirely from scratch. I’m talking homemade white sandwich bread, freshly ground peanut butter, and homemade strawberry jam (plain-ass strawberry jam,...