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Black Rice Salad with Mango and Peanuts

Why, I do declare, this is the prettiest dinner we’ve made all year. But unlike other superficial dishes whose beauty is disappointing, this one actually tasted as good as it looked. Better even. I think I might start using black rice in everything from now on, if only to gaze lovingly at the deep purple...

Stuffed Cherry Blossom Sugar Cookies

If I had a cookie for every “stuffed” cookie recipe I’ve oogled, well, I’d be stuffed. Much like these cookies. Because it turns out, stuffing things inside cookies is loads of fun. I’m stuffed just thinking about the possibilities. Sure, you could put the cherries on top. But the result is a bit too boob-like...

Le Creuset Heart Casserole Recipes and a Giveaway

There’s nothing more exciting than getting the opportunity to work with a brand that you truly, truly love. I got my first Le Creuset piece back in 2008 when I cashed in for an early birthday present. I got it specifically to bake bread, but it is easily one of the most used pieces in...

Weeknight Lo Mein

Dinner is often a battle. A battle to beat the clock; to get the dishes done with so we can get on with our night, to get the leftovers wrapped and put away before the cat decides that she likes peas and runs off with a few before we can stop her (as a preventative...

Cherry Almond Nib Granola Bars

Granola bars sound so terribly dull and boring. Not nearly glamorous enough for these fine specimens. Toasted oats folded with sweet honey and brown sugar, and studded with dried tart cherries, cocoa nibs, and slivered almonds with a bittersweet chocolate drizzle: of what these beautiful bars are made. I’d say they are worthy of a...