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Spinach and Garlic Spaghetti with Pecorino

Sometimes I wonder what you guys think of me. This chick must live on sugar. She must eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And sure, I may have posted desserts for the last 42 days straight. Sorry about that (but you know you liked it). Here, have some spinach. This is a typical weeknight...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sauce

Who says you can’t have ice cream in January? Certainly not me. Put on some mittens if you have too, but once you make this chocolate peanut butter hot fudge sauce you’re going to want to eat ice cream every night. This recipe is adapted from my grandma Bettie’s fudge sauce recipe, which is probably...

White Hot Chocolate

Baby, it’s cold outside. I’m going to stay inside, wrapped in a blanket, drinking this albino take on a wintertime favorite. Would you believe me if I told you practically tastes like liquid birthday cake? Because it does. Especially with whipped cream and sprinkles. This recipe will give you two small mugs (or one big...

The Best of 2012

What. A. Year. Seriously. Perhaps the best year yet. This year I published my first cookbook. Wrote a second cookbook. Went to Florida, Atlanta (twice), Birmingham, Colorado, New York, and Pennsylvania. Appeared on local TV. Appeared on national TV. Successfully made caramel. Threw a birthday party for a blog. Smuggled cherries home from Colorado. Made...

Spice Islands Flavor Explorer Recipe Round-Up and a Giveaway

It’s been a flavorful few months ’round these parts, and Taylor and I are proud to call ourselves official Flavor Explorers. We developed the 12 recipes pictured above using Spice Islands’ fabulous products, and they’ve been posting to the Flavor Explorer blog all quarter, along with some other enticing recipes from Gaby Dalkin of What’s...

Merry Christmas. Love, the Cats.

The cats wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas. All three of them: Sgt. Pepper, Desmond, and even Kalypso. Here’s to a day full of friends, family, love, laughter, and delicious things. And being a good sport no matter what: even if someone plops you on a sheepskin blanket and forces you to...