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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess Pie

Do teenagers still plaster their walls with magazine pages and pullouts of their favorite boy band heart throbs? While I was never one to obsess over famous strangers when I was younger, now that I’m older I feel like I’m making up for it. Except my perforated pages aren’t photos of shirtless boys, but rather...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

I am so excited to announce the launch of the 2nd Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted by myself and Julie of The Little Kitchen! This event brings together food bloggers from around the world in celebration of all things scrumptious. Last year we had over 600 bloggers send nearly 22,000 cookies around the...

Chocolate Velvet

Funny how I can track the course of my entire childhood with memories of dessert. There were the classic chocolate chip cookies my mom used to make all the time. I was never far away when she did (otherwise who was going to lick the bowl?). There was the cake my sister and I tried...

10 Things for Friday Randomness

10. I’ve been kind of obsessed with starting yoga, despite my record-breaking inflexibility. More as a physical way to handle stress than anything, and yet, we’ve been so damn busy (read: stressed) that we haven’t had time to actually explore any classes. Funny how that always seems to happen… 9. Julie and I are at...

Fresh Tomato Soup with Mascarpone

Be sure to pick up a copy of today’s Tennessean, where this recipe for Fresh Tomato Soup with Mascarpone (excerpted below) is featured in my monthly blogs column. For some, tomato soup is the ultimate comfort food. I totally get it. On a dreary day, a warm bowl of soup and a crispy, buttery grilled...