Balsamic Onion Tart with Goat Cheese and Thyme

Balsamic Onion Tart with Goat Cheese and Thyme

I can’t remember when we actually made this dish (obviously before daylight savings time kicked in, judging from the summery light in this photo – oh how I covet thee…) But I do remember...

Cinnamon Chocolate Churro Cupcakes

Cinnamon Chocolate Churro Cupcakes

Taco night is quickly become a tradition around these parts. Hosted by our lovely neighbor, these nights are basically an excuse to get together. Neighbors, friends, new friends… and tacos. The ultimate community food....

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

All these years and we’ve never made gnocchi. We’ve made gnocchi dishes, but have always purchased pre-made gnocchi from various sources. And to be honest, it’s never very good. Dense and gummy would be...

Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

We’re not very good at making decisions. It took us 3 months to pick out a sofa for our living room. Out kitten Sgt. Pepper was nameless for nearly a week. I ordered and...

Vanilla Beans for Homemade Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Giveaway Winner & A Free Printable

Wow. You folks sure love your vanilla! We had a record 636 entries, that’s more than any giveaway we’ve done in the past. Thank you everyone for entering. I’m no statistician, but I think...

Italian Testaroli with Pesto

Testaroli al Pesto

It’s been 3 months since we returned from Italy, and there are still a few dishes that we cannot get out of our heads. Dishes that we knew, the second we tasted them, that...

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Yes, it’s after Christmas. Yes, I’m posting a holiday gift idea when gift giving is probably the last thing you want to be thinking about. In my defense, I had to wait, otherwise it...

Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Happy 2011, everyone! We’re celebrating the New Year with a fresh new layout for one thing (if you’re reading this through a feed reader you may want to click through and check it out)....

Best Recipes of 2010

The Best of 2010

What a year it has been. A truly delicious year. Choosing just a few of our favorite recipes of the year was no easy task; you only need to look at the bounty that...

Apricot Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

Apricot Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

We’re really trying to think outside of the box (jar?) when it comes to all this jam we have. Because you can only eat so much toast. Our abundant jars of fig and peach...

Snowflake Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookie Recipe

Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies

Does anyone else feel like the perfect sugar cookie is a mythical creature? You know exactly what I’m talking about, the kind of cookie that melts in your mouth, is perfectly soft and tender...

Giveaway Winners & A Freebie for Everyone

Whew. This giveaway week thing just about wore me out (Sgt. Pepper on the other hand, was too busy trying to figure out the snow to even notice, let alone offer to help). But...