french baguettes

Not sure if you guys ever noticed, but I've never made bread here. Sure, I've made quick breads (aka breakfast cake) but I've never made real bread, the kind that needs yeast... You are right in...

individual chocolate bourbon pecan pies

My first mistake was forgetting to brush the tops of these little hand pies with an egg wash. So I ended up with pale (like winter legs-pale) non-golden pie rounds. My second mistake was...

maple and cayenne brussels sprouts butternut squash

With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, and then Christmas right around the corner, I think it’s time I write down a list of my favorite holiday dishes. I love the holidays because...

fudge bars with toffee and pb

A buttery, slightly salty graham cracker crust, sweet chocolate fudge made with condensed milk and bittersweet chocolate, a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs, crunchy toffee bits, and adorable milk chocolate covered peanut butter cups....

pumpkin mac and cheese with linguica

We're all about the smoke here. Smoky sausage, creamy pumpkin, tangy yogurt, a little bit of spice, and a whole lotta cheese. Gush-worthy? Yes. Craze-worthy? Absolutely.

spring rolls
October 20, 2014

2014 Taste of Perkins

When was the last time you closed your eyes because you tasted something delicious? Think about it. When your eyes are closed and you eat something, your sense of taste is magnified. You smell...

almond butter granola bars
October 13, 2014

Almond Butter Granola Bars

Almond butter, old-fashioned oats, brown rice crisps, sliced almonds, chopped dates, dried cherries, dark chocolate chips, honey, and coconut oil. That's a lot of ingredients packed into these bars, but it's all good-for-you stuff....

salted caramel crunnch brownies

These brownies are INTENSE. Intensely dark and fudgy. Intensely salty. Intensely sticky. Intensely crunchy. Ridiculous.

dean bianca will

Wine, food, cocktails, cheese, meat, chocolate, more wine, and a stunning scenery. My friends and I were in heaven at The Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, one of my favorite events in New...

dulce de leche cake balls

Dulce de leche cake balls with smoked sea salt. They're cute! They're individually sized! The smoked sea salt almost looks like gold! An added bonus: unlike an actual cake, you can help yourself to a...