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Sweet Potato and Avocado Sandwiches with Poppy Seed Spread

The hardest part about Thanksgiving for me is remembering that we still have to eat in the days leading up to the big event. In our frenzied meal-planning we often times forget about the rest of the week, and are left scrounging the cabinets for something to eat. Which usually ends up being popcorn and...

Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Cheesecake (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Goat cheese cheesecake. I mean, why not, really? Cream cheese and goat cheese aren’t all that different. I think, when I first envisioned a goat cheesecake I really intended something like this, not the savory tastes-like-a-cheese-dip version I actually made. Lesson learned. Because this version is as tangy and sweet as it is rustic and...

Trout with Warm Pine-Nut Dressing and Fennel Puree

This was an interesting one, that’s for sure. I’m not sure why it caught my eye to begin with, it’s definitely not a recipe I’d typically pick out of a lineup. But I saw the words fennel and pine-nut and kind of got excited. It sounded… I don’t know, fancy. Don’t tell me warm pine...

Cookie Swap Packaging & Shipping Tips

Shipping cookies is not like shipping books or other gifts. Cookies require a bit more care and thought. And seeing as the 1st Annual Food Blogger Cookie Swap (psst! Have YOU signed up yet?!) is turning into something epic, I thought I’d offer a few tips and suggestions for getting your cookies to their final...

Peanut Butter and Fleur de Sel Brownies

Peanut butter and chocolate have a unique relationship. And most of the time, it’s bliss. Candy? Reese’s are my all time favorite. Ice cream? Pretty please with a cherry on top. Cookies? I’ll take 12. Cake? Er, I’ll pass. Not sure if it is the texture of cake that just doesn’t quite mesh with the...