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Fig, Blue Cheese, and Bacon Salad with Fried Shallots

Well that’s a mouthful. In more ways than one. Shortening the ‘name’ of this recipe would be doing a disservice to one of the amazing ingredients it contains. Figs? Majorly important. Bacon? Always. Blue cheese? Yep. And the fried shallots? Anything but an afterthought. It’s salty and sweet. Fresh and tangy. Soft and crispy. Meaty...

Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothies

Folks, we have a serious crisis on our hands that involves a nationwide shortage of almond butter. Oh, the horror! Trader Joe’s has taken to rationing the precious (and pricy) jars, ever since the widespread recall last fall, which apparently wiped out much of the supply. And since almonds only grow so fast, it’s taking...

Dark Chocolate and Marzipan Ice Cream

We’re home again after a whirlwind weekend in Pennsylvania. Once the nerve-inducing TV appearance was behind us (Phew! But if you missed it, you can check out the clip here), we actually had some time to play (and eat!) in the city. What fun, and to finally be able to enjoy a REAL Philly cheesesteak...

Caprese Pasta Salad

Before we start, I have big news! Tune in this Sunday, July 14th at 12pm EST. I’ll be appearing on QVC’s In the Kitchen with David, promoting Breakfast for Dinner! (Nervous? me? gulp). I don’t know precisely what time I’ll be on yet, but the show runs from 12 to 3pm. If you follow me...

Christie Cookie Giveaway

If my brief mention of a cookie factory in yesterday’s chocolate chip cookies and cream ice cream post caught your attention, well, you’re in luck. Because today I want to introduce you to The Christie Cookie company, a Nashville-based purveyor of delicious cookies and other tasty gifts for 30 years. Now, I’m not one to...

Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

Sometimes, a seed of inspiration takes years to grow into a final recipe. Other times, the stars align and that initial spark coincides with a tour of a local cookie factory, and the result is truly incredible. There’s really no gray area when it comes to the ubiquitous cookies-n-cream, it’s always been purely black and...