Mint Chocolate Dessert Soup

Today (February 19th) is National Chocolate Mint day, and to celebrate I’ve got a dessert soup recipe to whet your tastebuds and warm your soul. Dessert soup, you say? Indeed. Imagine it like an...

Let there be cake (celebrating 9 years of L&OO!)

In this household, blog birthdays are just as important as human (and feline) birthdays, if not moreso. I mean, I’ve never really thrown myself a birthday party, and yet I had no qualms about...

The Prickly Lady Cocktail

Meet the prickly lady: smoky mezcal, prickly pear juice, ginger liqueur, lime juice, and a pinch of powdered sugar. And let me just say that color? That brilliant, shocking fuchsia? It’s entirely au-naturale. I...

Salted Vanilla Hot Chocolate

If you were wondering about yesterday’s adorable little heart shaped marshmallows… well, this was the reason I made them to begin with. And with all this talk of orange, almond, and vanilla, you didn’t...

Double-Vanilla Marshmallow Cut-Outs

It’s almost Valentine’s day, which means the internet is awash with red and pink and heart-shaped everything. Don’t worry, it’s only temporary, soon enough it’ll be all 50 shades of green up in here...

Orange Blossom Almond Cream Tart for Two

It’s funny, really… just a few months ago I was lamenting the lack of chocolate in traditional Thanksgiving desserts, and downright demanding decadent alternatives. And now, in the midst of what may be the...

Orange Marmalade Skillet Roasted Chicken Breasts

About this time of year, pretty much every year without fail, I usually go a little nuts in the produce section, buying up all the citrus without plan or abandon. A lot goes into...

Nashville Eats & Treats: Sweet Spots Edition

After brunch, dessert is quite possibly the most important meal of the day (though you could certainly argue the opposite, too, and I’d probably agree with you). I know when I’m traveling I like...

Seriously Awesome Slaws

Coleslaw can be tedious, especially if you are making a big batch of it. Manually slicing all that cabbage and grating all those carrots… it’s a lot of work and requires some serious knife...

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip & Passion Fruit Naked Layer Cake

We could all use a little more naked baking in our lives. No, not THAT kind of naked baking. That’s… um… potentially hazardous. I’m referring to the naked cake trend, where the outside of...

Winter Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

After the gluttony of the holiday season, a big, leafy salad is perhaps the most wonderful thing in the world. And this one is no exception, with bright fruity flavors and a tangy citrus...

Pearsimmon Jam

I really wanted to make persimmon jam. But, as it turns out, it’s very hard to find persimmon canning recipes. I researched the heck out of it and found very few recipes, none in...