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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). What started as a desire for bigger photos turned in to a pretty significant redesign (funny how that happens), but I...

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 has come from our kitchen to see that. 2010 was the year of the CSA, our first year as members, which...

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 and pepper preserves need to be used somehow, and I’ve been looking for creative uses for them. So far I’ve found...

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 and full of a rich and buttery flavor? I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is...

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 I had a blast. I truly hope you all had as much fun as I did. Let’s do it again sometime...

Gingerbread Stout Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Just a quick reminder that today is the FINAL day to enter the last two holiday giveaways… be sure to get your entry (and bonus entries!) in to win the organic garlic sampler and holiday cookie box before midnight tonight. Winners will be drawn first thing tomorrow morning. :) With my obsession with gingerbread cookies,...