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Truffle Dreams

The holidays are for gluttony, am I right?  I swear to you there is only one time of year that I feel completely justified in making truffles, and that is when the clock strikes midnight on Halloween and it officially becomes “the holidays.”  Christmas music fills my head, pumpkin-spice everything haunts my every waking moment, […]

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It just got hippie in here.

Summer is here and it’s officially time to start thinking about my bikini belly.  As such, I bring you this very delicious granola, packed with all sorts of hippie deliciousness that is sure to make your bikini belly very happy- we’re talking about quinoa, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, and heart-healthy nuts.  Just pretend that you […]

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Grateful.

I celebrated my birthday recently and was lucky enough to be surrounded by my friends and family.  My amazing parents opened up their home so I could host a big pool party with 30 or so of the loveliest people in my life.  I was a few delicious adult beverages into the festivities when a […]

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Adventures in baking…

Contrary to popular belief, my baking escapades aren’t always filled with sunshine and rainbows.  Usually, when it’s really important, my bacon is burning, I’ve simmered the garlic too long, I can’t find the cocoa powder, and (drumroll please), I’ve dropped my iPhone in melted chocolate.  When I say dropped my iPhone in melted chocolate, what […]

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Best Birthday Cake EVER.

I appreciate aesthetics when I’m cooking.  Please understand that when I say that , I’m totally referring to the end result, and not the process.  I’m the queen of making the entire kitchen look like a bomb went off when I’m in the process of baking or cooking, but when it comes time to serve, […]

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Basic Brownies From Scratch

Let’s get one thing straight- I am soooo not above store bought cake, muffin or brownie mixes from a box.  I mean, Pillsbury has clearly done something right, as there is just no messing with the culinary genius of Funfetti… That being said, sometimes, “from scratch,” is a nice option.  For example, when I need […]

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