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Sweet Art Giveaway Winner!

Folks, we have a winner! A huge congratulations to Eliana, winner of the adorable cupcake art print by artist Sarah Wain. As a fellow cupcake-a-holic, I can’t think of a better person to have won this one. :) Eliana, I expect photos of the print in action! Enjoy! Didn’t win? Why not buy your own?...

Basil Lemonade

I hereby declare this week Basil Week. And when you see what I’ve got in store for the rest of the week you’ll see why. Granted, it was a completely unintentional coincidence. Maybe I was having a subconscious butter rebellion during my first weekend cooking for myself and not for an editor, but basil was...

Truly Sweet Art by Sarah Wain (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Our kitchen has a new addition. Hung perfectly on the wall right over the completely useless phone jack. It’s not just pretty, it’s utilitarian. And I love it to death. You’ve seen this cupcake before, you say? Why yes! They’re the adorably delicious cherry-filled almond cupcakes from two years ago, interpreted in painting form by...

Zucchini Ricotta Fritters

The squash has started rolling in. The one downside of a CSA is that the quantity of squash piling up in your refrigerator drawers more often than not outnumbers the squash recipes in your file. Tomatoes I could handle, but squash is always a bit trickier. Brain food, indeed… since it really requires your brain...

Summer Berry Shortcake with Goat Cheese Cream

I make no attempt to hide the fact that I love goat cheese. It, along with parmesan, is the reason I could never be completely dairy free (and believe me, for 3 years, I really tried). This blog may as well be called Love and Goat Cheese, although it doesn’t have quite the same ring...

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Sandwiches

Tennessee tomato season is in full swing. And I’ve forced myself to take a breath. And enjoy it. Because I’ve been waiting for this moment all winter. For this sandwich. And nothing, not even a measly cookbook, is going to get in my way. What is perfection if not a ripe Cherokee Purple? Or a...

5 Things for Thursday (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Is it really Thursday? As in, almost Friday? Really? I actually have no idea what day it is because my internal (external, and upside-downternal) clocks are all out of whack. Back to back trips with delayed connections, multiple time zones, and to-do lists as long as the TSA security line will do that do you....

Green Bean Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing

It’s about time I spilled the beans. I’ve been skirting the issue now for what seems like months. Trying to distract you from my lack of posts with shiny guest posts from my blogging buddies (love you guys!). The fact is, I’ve been busy. I think that’s obvious enough. With what, well, that’s what I’ve...