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Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse

Can we start posting decadent desserts again? Not that it stopped me before, but it seems like there is about a 25 day period in the food blogosphere where every recipe is kale or quinoa or chia something. And then about 3 weeks into January, the healthy recipes slowly start to disappear, replaced with the...

Vegas Slot Machine Birthday Cake

When it comes to Taylor’s birthday cake, each year I try to one-up myself from the year before, which is pretty hard when you’re trying to top something like this. I’ve pretty much stopped asking what he wants, because I know exactly what he’s going to say. I’m sure he knows by now that I’m...

Creamy Spinach and Pear Soup with Pancetta

A plain bowl of green soup is about as exciting as a cardboard cubicle, hence the decorative olive oil drizzle (ooo, pretty!) and sprinkle of crispy pancetta bits on top. (And, oh man I can’t believe I’m doing this) but my ability to present and photograph a bowl of green soup has come a long...

Thai Almond Milk Bubble Tea

I may be slightly obsessed with bubble tea these days. Which is funny, because I’m not a tea drinker. But I guess if you mix tea with cream and sugar and squishy sweet bubbles, it doesn’t much taste like tea anymore, does it? Those additions make all the difference. My new quest is to figure...

Spicy Miso Edamame

One of my favorite parts about going out to an Asian restaurant is the heaping bowl of steamed edamame that we’ll more often than not order to start our meal. Tender-crisp and lightly salted, steamed edamame is a perfect palate-cleansing starter. It is rare that you see a variation on that classic steamed edamame, however....