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Buttermilk Chocolate Chip & Passion Fruit Naked Layer Cake

We could all use a little more naked baking in our lives. No, not THAT kind of naked baking. That’s… um… potentially hazardous. I’m referring to the naked cake trend, where the outside of the cake is left unfrosted and the layers underneath are the real stars of the show. Christina Tosi of the Milk...

Winter Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

After the gluttony of the holiday season, a big, leafy salad is perhaps the most wonderful thing in the world. And this one is no exception, with bright fruity flavors and a tangy citrus vinaigrette to top it all off. Unlike a summer salad, which has a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables to choose...

Pearsimmon Jam

I really wanted to make persimmon jam. But, as it turns out, it’s very hard to find persimmon canning recipes. I researched the heck out of it and found very few recipes, none in any of my go-to trusted sources, which led me to believe that maybe these glorious orange fruits were not safe for...

Soy Sauce Sweet Potato Noodles

I caved. I finally got a spiralizer. I resisted for a long time, but a recent trip to KitchenAid® headquarters in Chicago changed my mind. Now, let’s be clear, I’m not going paleo. I’m not on a low-carb diet (sorry, not even a cool new tool is going to convince me to give up my...

Beyond the Kitchen: Get Lost (in a book) Edition

I read 30 books last year, meeting my goal with a few hours to spare (what, doesn’t everyone sit and read on New Year’s Eve?) Most of them were 3 and 4 star books, I even had one (gasp) 2 star that was lucky I even finished it at all. In fact, it seems to...

Greek Turkey Tacos

Am I the only one who finds pre-packaged ground turkey kind of sketchy? There’s a weird flavor in there that throws me off. It’s the reason I haven’t bought ground turkey (or chicken for that matter) in years. Trust me, I tried multiple brands from multiple stores before I finally had one too many funky...