orange rum cakes

Do you like how I just casually said "olive oil gelato" like it was no big deal, like it was something I always have in my freezer like my favorite strawberry Haagen-Dazs ice cream?

genes chinese handpulled noodles

It’s time for a long-delayed installment of my Good Eats series, where I share some some of the great foods I’ve enjoyed but were previously undocumented. I used to regularly write these recaps –...

spicy eggs with chorizo
January 26, 2015

Baked Eggs with Chorizo

Baked eggs in tomato sauce in common in Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. I added chorizo because I love it. And I knew that the meaty, garlicky flavor would make these eggs extra special. Served...

double chocolate cake slice

This is something special. Fudgy and moist chocolate layers, filled with cherry preserves, brushed with Grand Marnier, and finished with a dark chocolate sour cream frosting. It has all my favorite things in one...

chia blueberry pudding
January 12, 2015

5 Healthy Desserts

Low-carb, gluten-free, vegan, Paleo - these aren't the typical words I use to describe the desserts I feature on this blog. But today is different! Today we're going to talk about some healthy desserts. January...

chocolate hazelnut baklava

Rich, chocolate-y, buttery, sticky, sweet, and spiked with bourbon. Is there a better way to welcome in the new year?

mini bacon chocolate ice cream sandwich
December 29, 2014

Closing Out a Delicious 2014

I’ve been writing my year-end recaps the last few years (here’s 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013). Last year as I looked back at my Year of Gratitude, I said, I just know that 2014...

oatmeal cookies with cranberries and white chocolate chips

I wanted a cookie that would be loved by all, nothing too fancy, all wholesome and perfect. Kinda like my ideal man, minus the plaid and tattoos.

condensed milk cookies
December 15, 2014

Condensed Milk Cookies

The cookies taste like a cross between a sugar cookie and buttery shortbread. It's surprisingly not too sweet, even with white chocolate chips, but instead just tastes mild and creamy. It's soft and chewy,...

healthy chocoalte avocado pudding

I was so tempted to trash this up. I was so tempted to add a big glug of coconut rum or sweet bourbon. Fold in chunks of milk chocolate. Or toffee bits. Or maybe...