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Brussels Sprout Mac ‘n Cheese

It’s been a long time coming, this mac ‘n cheese. I’m fairly loyal to the boxed stuff, and will admit I had never really tried a homemade version before this year. Why? I have no idea. I first attempted to recreate a version from a local restaurant in town. Word of warning: do not use...

Le Creuset Flower Cocotte Recipes and a Giveaway

Hello, spring. Hello, sunshine. Hello, gorgeous flower cocotte. Who would have ever thought cookware could bring such happiness? In part 2 of our ongoing partnership with Le Creuset®, we’ve developed two delightful spring recipes for this gorgeous new piece. This baked Lemon Risotto (pictured above) is perhaps the easiest risotto we’ve ever made. One pot....

May Kitchen Challenge: Ginger Ale

I’ve become somewhat of a ginger ale connoisseur in the recent months; after having decided that alcohol just makes me feel icky and tired of being the lame-o who only orders water. Now, it’s ginger ale. And you’d be surprised at the varying qualities of ginger ale available today. Many restaurants are, to my delight,...

Speculoos Cookie Sandwiches

Speculoos! It sounds like something out of Harry Potter. And indeed, they could most definitely be described as magical. You might be more familiar with the name Biscoff. They’re quite the little prom queens of the blogging world right now, these Biscoff cookies, with bloggers using them every which way and elevating them way beyond...

Homemade Poppy Seed Burger Buns

Am I the only one that’s disappointed by the serious lack of beautiful burger buns available at grocery stores these days? It’s aisle after aisle of plastic wrapped buns; deflated, limp little things with as much flavor and texture as a cotton ball. They are not cover worthy, that’s for sure. Last summer Taylor and...

Gorgonzola Lamb Burgers with Pickled Cherry Relish

As this year’s canning season draws near, I figured now would be a good time to start using up what’s left of last year’s preserves. It was, in essence, that objective that led us to create these extraordinary burgers. Rather than building from the ground (meat) up, and instead from the top(ping) down, starting with...