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June Kitchen Challenge Results: Homemade Marzipan

Mthp mowpheth ahh finthgs thorfth marthiparwn. Oh, excuse me. My mouth is full of marzipan. As will be yours when you realize how easy (and inexpensively) it can be made at home. No more spending $17 for an 8 oz log. When you calculate the cost for the homemade stuff (even the more expensive version...

Chocolate-Dipped S’Mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

Remember way back when I shared that awesome Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream? And I said I had ‘grand plans’ for it? Well, it may have taken me a bit longer than anticipated to realize those plans, but I think the result is worth the wait. Initially inspired by Mallomar cookies, but sort of a s’more...

Ginger Lemonade

It should come at no surprise that I have a bit of an obsession with ginger. I’ve made it my personal mission to become well-versed in all things ginger ale/beer, ordering it whenever we go out. Other people order fancy cocktails and wine, I order ginger beer. At least it’s more exciting than water (what...

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eclairs

When I get on a kick, my thoughts and behavior border on compulsive, the topic of my current obsession permeating the far corners of my brain. Whether it’s food, travel, or a crazy notion to refinish our dining table with faux cement. An idea, when I get a good one, is like a splinter, so...

Beyond the Kitchen: Friday Edition

As I sit here sweating even with the AC on full blast, there’s no denying that summer is here. And despite the oppressive heat, my balcony garden is thriving. I should be eating homegrown tomatoes within the next few weeks, and I can’t tell you how excited that makes me. But first… Let’s talk Stitch...

Stracciatella Gelato

There’s chocolate chip ice cream. And then there is stracciatella gelato. Don’t you dare think one is a direct translation of the other because that is grossly untrue. And if you’ve ever had true stracciatella gelato, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Stracciatella is… otherworldly. You’d think plain vanilla ice cream with bits of chocolate...