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Purple Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Soup with Popped Sorghum

Purple Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Soup with Popped Sorghum

I thing for naturally purple foods, apparently. I went purple crazy at the farmers market earlier this spring, with purple spring onions, purple cauliflower, and gorgeous purple garlic. One thing is
Toasted Sesame Mashed Potatoes

Toasted Sesame Mashed Potatoes

Every year, for Thanksgiving, I try to do a little something “different” with my mashed potatoes… without disturbing the fragile equilibrium that exists between those who enjoy a traditional
Bourbon Pecan Fudge Brownies

Bourbon Pecan Fudge Brownies

Like a good bourbon, these brownies actually get better with age. Not that they’ll last that long, but still, just know that if you find yourself with a few left in 4 or 5 days, they will be nothing
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I have a no banana left behind rule. Now, know that I’m not the one actually buying/eating the bananas (Taylor is), but any banana that gets too soft and speckled for his liking (which, seeing as he
Fig Sticky Buns with Caramel Glaze

Fig Sticky Buns with Caramel Glaze

What’s the difference between a sticky bun and a cinnamon roll, anyway? For starters, a sticky bun is (obviously) stickier, baked in a puddle of caramel glaze and topped with even more of the stuff.
Passion Fruit Bubble Tea

Passion Fruit Bubble Tea

Bubble tea… love it or hate it, you have it admit it is pretty darn fun. Typically a traditional thai bubble tea is made with thai tea mix (similar to black tea) and sweetened condensed milk, along wi
Chocolate Lavender & Earl Gray Bundt Cake

Chocolate Lavender & Earl Gray Bundt Cake

If Taylor’s whiskey bundt cake was the manliest of bundt cakes (if one could ever call a bundt cake manly, that is), then this is definitely the girly version. I guess purple flowers or whatever make
Homemade Horchata

Homemade Horchata

Hello, horchata. You sexy thing you. Horchata is a traditional Spanish or Latin American beverage, made from soaked nuts and/or rice and seasoned with cinnamon. Almond and rice or just rice is probabl