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Give the Gift of Bacon. And Bourbon Salted Caramel. And Cacao Nibs. In Krispie Form.

Every Christmas, we give out crazy amounts of bread pudding as our holiday gifts. I also try to find something new every year to hand out, too. This year, it was Bourbon Salted Caramel and Bacon–Cacao Nib Krispie treats. I […]

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Friday Photo—Sunday Salad with French-ish Dressing

Sometimes, the weekends call for a nice salad for lunch. This tends to happen on Sundays, particularly when I know that I’m making something extra-hearty or indulgent (e.g. fried chicken). I’m woefully behind on my magazine reading; I finally got […]

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(Sort Of) Cooking by the Book: Strawberry-Lemon Layer Cake (Christina Tosi recipe in Saveur)

This is not a typical Cooking by the Book post for a bunch of reasons (the recipe’s not from a book; I absolutely did not even try to follow the procedure exactly as written) but because I thought it deserved […]

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It’s Hot, I’m Lazy, Let’s Make Ice Cream Cake!

So, a while back, it seemed like “no-churn ice cream” was popping up all over my Pinterest feed. And then, Food52 did a post on making an ice cream cake with a meringue crust. And THEN it just kept getting hotter […]

Evolution of a Cocktail: Strawberry Charm

I’m not ashamed to say it: I love dessert drinks. They’re often made with über-sweet artificially flavored vodkas, though. And while I won’t deny (OK, with some modicum of shame) that I enjoy some of them, the world is suffering […]

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It’s Summertime and This Sangria is Easy

I’m not a really big wine fan, so I have to admit that one of my preferred uses for it is to make sangria. (I can hear all you oenophiles booing me. That’s quite enough, thank you.) Sangria’s a great […]

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Gin ‘n’ Jammin’

I just love the smell of lemon verbena. The leaves release a lemony scent when crushed, with distinct floral notes. It’s sort of like a lemon version of kaffir lime! That elusive flowery-but-not-soapy quality. The leaves have a weird texture, […]

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Don’t Fear the Kaffir

When you have a “Best Neighbor Ever” like @Melissa808, you get to come home and find awesome stuff like a bag full of kaffir limes hanging on your door. Last month, when we went to the Maui AgFest, Melissa bought […]

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