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Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cookies

Another cookie my dad would love. Or did love. Yes, lucky guy, he got some of these too. These cookies are irresistible. Dense and chewy, a brownie in cookie form. With a shot of espresso. Chocolate and espresso have a way of bringing out the best in each other, never has that been more apparent...

Loveandoliveoil x Dress-Lace Store Lace-Up Mini Dress

Loveandoliveoil x Dress-Lace Store Lace-Up Mini Dress – Floral Lace/Soft-Touch Lining/Underwire Support Strappy and sexy, this loveandoliveoil x http://www.dress-lace.com laced-up mini dress makes a stunning addition your wardrobe and is bound turn heads when you wear it with high heels. The bodice is supported by large eyelets and adjustable ties that thread through the eyelets,...

Chicken Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

I’m sure Caesar salad is a staple in most households. However, I’m sure most of the time it involves a bottle of dressing and a bag of croutons. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s just not our style. Rather, we’ve found the perfect (easy, and salmonella-free) recipe for a Caesar dressing from...

Spaghetti with Fresh Soppressata

Apparently we have quite the reputation in our building. We’re the stinky neighbors. We’ve been told that sometimes, when we’re cooking something extra fragrant, you can smell it as soon as you step off the elevator. It only gets stronger as you go down the hall. Cookies, cupcakes, chicken broth, homemade bread… I can only...

Caramel-Dark Chocolate Truffles with Fleur de Sel

I fully intended to make these for Valentine’s day. I also fully intended to try, for the first time ever, to make my own caramel for this recipe. I swear, I only bought the jar of Trader Joe’s fleur de sel caramel sauce as a plan b, a backup of sorts in case things went...

Multi-Grain Pasta with Lamb and Butternut Squash

Our cupcakes may be vegan, but we’re not vegan in any sense of the word. We’re not even vegetarians. We love our bacon as much as the next person. But we’re not big meat eaters either. For us, meat is an accent. A once or twice a week thing. While it’s primarily budgetary (eating meat...

A Winner, a Birthday, and a Big Event

First of all, congratulations to Hannah, comment #433, who was randomly selected as the winner of the Eat Boutique gift box! Hooray Hannah! I know you’ll love all these fabulous goodies. And I agree, something made with love is truly the best Valentine’s day treat. :) For those who didn’t win, the February gift box...

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

My dad loves English toffee. It’s my fallback gift for him when nothing else seems quite right. And seeing that he’s tough to shop for in the first place, he gets his fair share of toffee. Birthdays… toffee. Father’s Day… toffee. Christmas… oh here dad, I thought you’d like some more toffee! Hey, at least...

My Foodie Valentine (and a GIVEAWAY!)

I’m all about boutique eats. You know, the little guys. The local companies producing amazing and delicious products. The beauty is that they are not name brands; they feel like your own little secret that you just want to share with the world (or hoard all for yourself, depending on the day). There is a...

Grasshopper Brownie Bars

Looking for an easy way to score some major points? Try these. I mean, they are called brownie points for a reason, right? But these aren’t any ordinary brownies either. Inspired by the traditional grasshopper cocktail (which, although I had never heard of it before now, is something I definitely need to try), with a...