Carnival Vista European Cruise: The Food, The Sights, and The Fun (Part I)

It’s been over 2 months since our European cruise aboard the Carnival Vista, and I’m just getting around to writing about it. How do you begin to put such an experience in words, to...

Blackberry Buttermilk Ice Cream Sandwiches

This recipe was created in partnership with White Lily®, whose classic flours have been a staple in our kitchen for years, and whose new premium flour blends are quickly becoming a regular player in...

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

This recipe was created in partnership with McCormick®, whose products spice up our own kitchen on a daily basis. Thanks for supporting us and the brands we love! A baked version of a vegetarian...

Lychee Ceviche

Some dishes stick with you, long after the plate has been cleared. This is one such dish: a lychee ceviche from Accés in Barcelona, where we dined during our trip there last spring. It...

Canning 101 and Blueberry Vanilla Jam

For someone who doesn’t eat much jam, I sure make a lot of it. It’s safe to say I am addicted to canning, and I know once you get started you will be too....

Cold Spicy Kimchi Noodles

Can a recipe be both spicy and refreshing at the same time? Because that’s exactly what this one is. Other than boiling the eggs and the noodles, this recipe requires no additional heat or...

Homemade Blueberry Soda Syrup

This blueberry soda syrup is tart and tangy and vibrantly magenta. Mix it with club soda or ginger beer for a fun and fuchsia blueberry soda. Add some booze (might I suggest gin or...

Strawberry Tomato Jam

I’m all about canning it forward: spreading the love and joy of canning and preserving in any way I can (can). That’s why I’m excited to be sharing this recipe in advance of Can-It-Forward...

Spicy Refrigerator Pickled Peppers

Peter piper ain’t got nothin’ on me. I whipped up these homemade pickled peppers as part of the lamb and clams recipe I prepared for KitchenAid’s #HaveDinnerWithUs campaign. The peppers are tossed with red...

Bourbon Peach Lemonade Punch

This perfect summertime cocktail recipe is inspired by a similar concoction I enjoyed last summer at Husk restaurant. Unfortunately it was right at the tail end of peach season and I wasn’t able to...

Ginger Plum Granita

I think there’s something wrong with me. Just thinking about granita or sorbet or popsicles or anything even remotely ice makes my entire body break out in goosepimples. Like, instantly. Seriously. It could be...

Fudge Brownie Mudslide Ice Cream Cake

Talk about summer lovin’…. this ice cream cake is layers upon layers of goodness: a rich and fudgy brownie and a no-churn coffee-infused ice cream that’s as easy as it is delicious. The cherry...