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Ginger Melon Sangria

This is a summer sangria if I ever saw one. All that’s missing from this picture is a lounge chair and a warm summer breeze. The thought of three colors of melon floating in a bubbly, boozy sea is what inspired this recipe. Or maybe I just needed an excuse to actually use my melon...

Blueberry Peach Jam

I’ve been hoarding fruit. We’ve been blueberry picking and peach picking and would have gone cherry picking if they grew here, so instead I bought some cherries when they went on sale. All the excess fruit that wasn’t devoured immediately is now stashed in our freezer. Usually it all gets turned into jam within days,...

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Nib Caramels

Isn’t it amazing to think, that just over a two years ago I was terrified of caramel? Like, honestly truly scared I was going to burn my face off or something. And ruin a few pans while I was at it. Now I can’t get enough. I’ve made peach caramels and gingerbread caramels and whiskey...

Tart Cherry Giveaway

Following up yesterday’s EPIC cherry pie recipe, I’m excited to offer an amazing tart cherry giveaway valued at over $400, brought to you by the Cherry Marketing Institute. I’ve loved exploring this new-to-me culinary ingredient, and I know you will too! One lucky winner will receive a prize pack containing over $400 worth of tart...

Tart Cherry Pie

Cherry pie has always been one of my ‘bucket list’ recipes, along with caramel and macarons and other dishes that I’ve since tackled (or plan to tackle) in the Kitchen Challenge series. My main obstacle was a pretty big one, the main ingredient in fact: tart cherries (aka sour or pie cherries). Despite our amazing...

Peach & Arugula Caprese Salad

We most often associate caprese salad, or insalata caprese (literally meaning Salad of Capri, an island off the coast of italy) with tomatoes. And in fact, it was originally intended to mimic the colors of the Italian flag with its red, white, and green elements. Nowadays, pretty much anything that features fresh basil, mozzarella, and...