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The Making of a Cookbook

I thought you all might like a little behind the scenes look at the making of our new book. You know, just in case you thought writing a cookbook was glamorous or something. I promise you, it’s not. Pajamas? What pajamas? The entire book (all 58+ recipes) were developed and tested in our kitchen and...

Pop Rocks Truffles

I will preface this post by saying this: if you don’t like to smile, smirk, giggle, or grin, or if you can’t stand the feeling of pure, child-like happiness, don’t make these truffles. Because the minute you rip open a bag of poprocks (and be honest, when was the last time you did this?) and...

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...