Calamari Salad

Calamari Salad

One of the greatest injustices in my (truly injustice-free) life is that I can’t eat dessert for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.   Well, I could. But my already sensitive body would hate me. I wish dessert loved me back as much as I love it. But I digress. JBoy and I have to eat real food. Cue: calamari salad. As it’s starting to get warmer (with the exception of these last few rainy and cold days), cold salads are…

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Miniature Lemon Cakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Miniature Lemon Cakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

I can slowly feel the sun’s vitality seeping into my pores as the days grow longer, the sun shines brighter, and the trees bud little green flowers. So we need to celebrate that. With little balls of sun…in the form of fruit…but more like ovals of sun. (This isn’t working.) I’m talking about lemons! I’m not sure if we would think that lemon was that refreshing if it weren’t for its bright color, but I’m going with it. I guess…

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Chocolate Chunk Browned Butter Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Browned Butter Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

I think the whole chocolate and peanut butter combo is quite boring and dry. Mundane, really. It’s so predictably wonderful. It’s a classically indulgent pair. It’s so classic that it magically becomes one word: Chocolatepeanutbutter. However, as of late I have found myself infatuated with the idea of savory ingredients being incorporated into dessert. Like tahini or black pepper or spinach. (Note to self: remember those for the future.) Yet. Chocolatepeanutbutter will forever be one of my favorites. And a favorite…

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Banana Bread Blondies

Banana Bread Blondies

I said this a few weeks ago on instagram, and it still holds true: I appreciate that overly ripe bananas serve as a deadline. It’s like they’re saying, “you’ve neglected me for long enough. Now make me into something wonderful.” They’re patient at first, like “ok you have plenty of days to enjoy me…on your cereal, with some peanut butter, or just by myself as a snack” Then it feels like they start yelling at me, ‘use me!!” Well, they’re…

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My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s a timeless beauty of chocolate chip cookies. Is that too much? Probably. But it must be said. They have been recreated so many times. It’s saying something about that butter, brown sugar, chocolate mixture that’s undeniably intriguing. If you search chocolate chip cookies, you’ll find hundreds of variations all touting to be “the best.” Well, I’ve tried so many, and I’m sure you have too. But I can say for certain that I’ve found some of my favorite variations….

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Here we go…

Here we go…

I’m taking be plunge. And you’re coming with me. (Or I hope you do) ((Please.)) This blog was a long time coming. It was spawned, in part, based on efficiency. I need cohesion and organization. There must be a better way to collect my recipes than my current method… Pinning recipes for inspiration and then writing all of my changes in the comments can’t be the most organized way. Sifting through dozens of cookbooks (yes, dozens) to find that molasses…

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