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Arugula Pistachio Pesto

I’m such a tease. Little did I know when I posted my tips for homemade frozen pizza, that all you really wanted was the recipe for the pesto I used to make the “hers” version. If I share the recipe, will you forgive me? I’ve been kind of crazy about this arugula pesto lately. Maybe...

Cream Egg Brownies

The weather is warm, the sun is shining. The birds are chirping, the bunnies a hoppin’. And that could only mean one thing: Easter is upon us. I know this post will divide you all into two camps. The OMG’ers and the EWW’ers. Cadbury eggs tend do to that; you either love them or you...

Food Blog Forum Orlando

Tell a story. If I had to condense all the experiences and lessons of this past weekend’s Food Blog Forum Orlando into a single sentence, that would be it. From the images of Todd & Diane, to the words of David Leite, the speakers throughout the day reinforced the idea that your words and your...

Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows and Marsh Madness!

Basketball, shmasketball. No offense, of course, but the whole ‘bracket’ business blows my mind. Maybe it’s because I’m chronically short, but basketball has never sparked by interest. I could very well do without. Marsh madness, however, is an entirely different beast. Replace basketball with marshmallows and, well, you’ve got my attention. Seriously, I’ll take marshmallows...

Lemon Buttermilk Cupcakes

This blog has been cupcake-less for far too long. I’ve been neglecting cupcakes for other sweets like cookie dough and layer cakes. Shame on me. These delicately tart cupcakes are the perfect way to welcome springime (which, to me, is marked officially by daylight savings time – it’s when I can finally start photographing dinner...

Jumbo Sixlets Cookies

I’m sure I’m not the only one who regularly smuggles candy into the movie theater. Heck, I’ve even stuffed bags full of popcorn into my purse to bypass the ridiculously overpriced and overbuttered snacks they sell there. But that’s beside the point. Sixlets used to be my stand by movie candy. I’d stop by the...