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...

Gingerbread Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Gingerbread Stout Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

With my obsession with gingerbread cookies, I am very surprised I hadn’t attempted these before. Gingerbread cupcakes. But not your standard gingerbread cupcakes (if there is such a thing), these are spiked with beer....

Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Annual Holiday Gingerbread Cookies (& one last GIVEAWAY)

Ahh, the annual tradition of gingerbread. AKA: how I spent my Thanksgiving vacation. All of it. Tediously cutting. And baking. And piping. And flooding. And cutting out miniature fondant scarves. But you know what?...

Roasted Garlic Jelly

Roasted Garlic Jelly (and a GIVEAWAY!)

You know what? Canning in the winter is quite enjoyable. I need to do more of it. Especially when the temperature drops, standing next to three boiling pots on the stove is quite lovely....

Spicy Olive Oil Popcorn

Olive Oil Popcorn (and a GIVEAWAY!)

You know those days, when you’ve eaten dinner, but maybe it’s too late for dessert (or maybe you’ve already eaten dessert) and you still feel the need to munch? Maybe you’re watching a movie...

Grilled Cheese with Apricot Jam and Arugula (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Remember a week or so ago when I begged, er, asked nicely to vote for my rainbow cake in the Butter recipe exchange? Well, if you hadn’t heard, I won. And I am pretty...

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes

Last Thanksgiving post, I promise. I’ve made an executive decision not to post the stuffing and the Brussels sprouts recipe, but if you are interested, you can find them online here and here. That’s...

Chocolate Creme de Menthe Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Creme de Menthe Crinkle Cookies

A Christmas cookie if I ever saw one. Snowy. Chocolaty. Minty fresh. Delicious. Granted, my cookies looked nothing like the decadent black goliaths from the original post, but they were tasty nonetheless. Rich, almost...

Thanksgiving Cranberry Jam Recipe

Cranberry Jam

In continuing with what could be our most successful Thanksgiving ever, this just might be the best cranberry sauce ever. Our cranberry dilemma usually consists of Taylor and I wanting chunky sauce, spiked with...