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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...

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Is there a feeling worse than the hole that overtakes your soul when you are craving a decadent peanut butter dessert, only to discover you are fresh out of peanut butter? I didn’t even have any peanuts on hand to make my own (believe me, I thought of that). And sorry, but peanut butter cravings...

Sweet Tea-Brined Hot Chicken Wings

If you had to name one food that was truly Nashville, it would have to be hot chicken. Originally created by an angry woman trying to get back at her womanizing boyfriend, her attempts at revenge were foiled when her spice-loaded fried chicken went over well with the dude instead of causing him severe pain...