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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...

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

I finally cracked open a can of pumpkin. I figure if it’s cold enough to have the heat running, I can stop holding on to the last rays of summer light and finally accept that it’s gone, and subsequently drown my sorrows in canned pumpkin. It’s the only thing that makes fall bearable, in my...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

I am so excited to announce the 1st Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted by myself and Julie of The Little Kitchen. The premise is this: sign up. Receive the addresses of three other food bloggers. Send each of them one dozen delicious homemade cookies. Receive three different boxes of scrumptious cookies from other...

Watermelon Jelly

You might be wondering what happened to the rest of our watermelon surplus. You know, the 1 1/2 watermelons that were left after we made popsicles. Let’s just say they are now jarred and jiggly versions of their former selves. Maybe it’s the fact that I missed the majority of the canning season this year....

Banana Split Cheesecake

I’m in love with the Loveless Cafe. You might assume that this lust would be for their fried chicken or their world-famous biscuits, in which case I’d assume that you forgot to try their desserts. And by forgot I mean you probably stuffed yourself so full of chicken and biscuits that you can’t even begin...

Margherita Tart

There’s something to be said about a cookbook that has me salivating over the savory section. Such is the case with Tart Love. Flipping through the pages, gazing at all the stunning images, I found myself wanting to dog ear just about every one of them (however, one does not “dog ear” such a gorgeous...

Swag Bag Winners

A huge congrats to Erin and Yudith, the winners of the two Food Blog Forum swag bags. You two are lucky ladies, indeed! I think food photography/styling was by far the most requested topic. It’s one of those things that you can never learn too much about. For those of you who didn’t win… Leah...

Damson Plum Jam

Why hello, there, adorable little plums! I almost mistook you for grapes. I’m sure glad I didn’t, because you are as delicious as you are precious. Yes you are! New to me, I’d never heard of a Damson plum before. But luckily I didn’t pass them by when I saw the basket at the farmers...

Food Blog Forum Nashville Wrapup (and a GIVEAWAY!)

What started as a seed of an idea early last spring, grew into something more than we could have ever imagined. Months of planning culminated this weekend in a whirlwind of a day filled with fabulous friends, food, knowledge, and connections. It was an immense success and well worth the effort that it took to...

Tequila Watermelon Popsicles

Sometimes, you find yourself with way too much watermelon. Seriously. We’re just two people. Do you really expect us to eat an entire watermelon all by ourselves? We’ve been able to pick and choose the cantaloupe-sized melons from our CSA most of the summer, which, although they always made fun of us and our puny...