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Homemade Cookie Dough Oreos

Cookie dough has officially hit the big time. Giant shall-be-left-unnamed food brand (rhymes with shmoreo) has released a new flavor. I’ll give you 3 guesses as to what it is. Hint: it most definitely could have/should have been a recipe in my book. And, in fact, it almost was – but I scrapped it in...

Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese with Spicy Garlic Swiss Chard

What can be said about whole wheat pasta? Before now, not much. Because I never bought it. Fervently avoided it, in fact. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who couldn’t stand the off-putting texture that can only be described as “thick”. Sure, I choked it down on the pretense of being healthy, but...

Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Last week was Taylor’s birthday. I had the day all planned out, an afternoon screening of Anchorman 2 and a nice dinner afterwords, but considering we are together all day every day, finding time to bake a birthday cake without him knowing is no easy task. Luckily, I had a two hour block of time...

February Kitchen Challenge: Old-Fashioned Fudge

Kitchen Challenge is BACK, y’all! And we’re starting off with a bang, with a challenge that’s been haunting me for years. I may be kicking myself in a few weeks when I’ve made three dozen batches of chocolate sand… I’ve attempted old fashioned fudge before. Multiple times, in fact. Most recently last weekend when I...