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Bourbon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Bourbon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Rich and chewy double chocolate sugar cookies spiked with bourbon and rolled in bourbon-infused raw sugar for a satisfying crunchy finish. The result is a brownie-like chocolate cookie with a

Beyond the Kitchen: Well Said. Well Read.

I’ve gotten to the point where I’m not even writing reviews of books that I rate less than 4 stars. There’s just too many of them and I feel like all my reviews start to sound the same. Perfectly good
Puffy Pancakes

Puffy Pancakes

Fluffy, puffy, soufflé-style pancakes inspired by the cafes of Japan. With a light and airy center and a tender, buttery crumb, these pancakes are as delicious as they are impressive. What makes these
Ginger Miso Udon Noodle Soup with Roasted Mushrooms

Ginger Miso Udon Noodle Soup with Roasted Mushrooms

This simple soup has become my new favorite comfort food, with a light and slightly salty white miso broth with just a hint of ginger, and thick, chewy udon noodles. It’s flavor and comfort in one
Caramelized White Chocolate Swirl Brownies

Caramelized White Chocolate Swirl Brownies

These rich and fudgy brownies are swirled with caramelized white chocolate, a miracle of baking science (and, let’s face it, part magic) that will please even the white chocolate haters that walk
Green Tomatillo Shakshuka

Green Tomatillo Shakshuka

This verdant twist on shakshuka features green tomatillos (instead of red tomatoes as per the original) and plenty of fresh green herbs. It’s not shakshuka: it’s SHREK-shuka. The recipe is very
Pear Manhattan

Pear Manhattan

Spritz in the summer, Manhattans in the winter… that’s pretty much Taylor’s cocktail game as of late. Once he finds something he likes he tends to stick with it… until he finds something else, that
Ultimate Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting

Ultimate Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting

Sometimes you just want a plain-ass chocolate cake. And sometimes sometimes is actually all the time if you happen to be Taylor. And I realized, while I’ve got recipes for Red Wine Chocolate Cake and
Pantry Essentials: Ingredients For a Well-Stocked Kitchen

Pantry Essentials: Ingredients For a Well-Stocked Kitchen

So, we’ve talked about Kitchen Essentials and we’ve talked Baking Essentials, which focused on the tools and equipment that make a kitchen both functional and practical. Now let’s turn our focus to
Blue Moon Milk

Blue Moon Milk

Moon milk might seem like a new trend sweeping the Internets, but it’s actually an age-old Ayurvedic remedy for sleeplessness. Curl up with this warm, caffeine-free beverage before bed and fall into a
Food Explorations in Columbus, Ohio

Food Explorations in Columbus, Ohio

When you think of “Food Destinations” in the US… Columbus, Ohio isn’t necessarily the first city that comes to mind. In fact, it’s probably not the 19th or even 20th… I’m here to change that. This
Black Sesame Truffles

Black Sesame Truffles

Since our trip to Japan I’ve been seriously obsessed with black sesame desserts. So don’t be surprised if this is the first of many sweet sesame recipes. You probably think of sesame as a savory
Flaky Pie Crust Crackers: 3 Ways

Flaky Pie Crust Crackers: 3 Ways

I mentioned in my Chicken Pot Pie Soup recipe earlier this week that, when it comes to pot pie, the crust is honestly the best part (I’m sure you don’t disagree). And since a soup doesn’t have crust,
Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Imagine your favorite chicken pot pie: creamy, rich, and chock full of cubed chicken breast, tender potatoes, carrots and green peas. Now imagine it out of the ramekin and in a soup bowl, slightly
Spicy Squid Ink Fettuccine with Shrimp and Chorizo

Spicy Squid Ink Fettuccine with Shrimp and Chorizo

You’re probably wondering what we did with that dramatically colored squid ink fettuccine we made earlier this week… Well, this is it. Since the squid ink pasta has a mild brininess to it (it actually
Homemade Squid Ink Pasta

Homemade Squid Ink Pasta

Homemade pasta is something I’m going to try to do more of in 2018. It’s really not all that hard and, even when you’re just making plain pasta, the result is so worth the effort. But throw into the
Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Seeing as we’re in the midst of cold and flu season, I figured it was perfect time to break out the pound of frozen elderberries I had stashed in the freezer (leftover from my foraging and
Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos

Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos

I love a good ground beef taco, but sometimes, you just don’t want something quite so greasy. We set out to create a vegetarian black bean taco that was light on fat but heavy on flavor. By cooking
Wild Mushroom Ragout

Wild Mushroom Ragout

What is the difference between ragu and ragout anyway? Both are robust and flavorful and more than satisfying on a cold winter night. But the similarities end there. Ragù is an Italian meat-based
The Best of 2017

The Best of 2017

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! Ours was nice and relaxing, with a simple but lovely dinner of roasted Cornish game hens and potatoes, plus a loaf of fresh homemade sourdough that turned out