Chocolate Mousse

July 14 is Bastille Day, a national holiday in France that commemorates the storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of Louis XVI’s power and antiquated regime. By storming it, a message was sent—the king’s power needed to go bye bye. It worked, and the event became a symbol of liberty and the fight against oppression—the birth of a Republic. ...more

Teenager Approved: Strawberry Shortcake, Nacho Style

I was so excited to have been involved in a strawberry shortcake recipe contest for so many reasons. First,  especially at this time of year I love using fresh berries in recipes and strawberries are a favorite. Also, I love a challenge. Nothing sends me to the kitchen faster than a houseful of teens an ingredient challenge. ...more
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Rhubarb & Rose Purée for Desserts & Cocktails

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Iron Chef Mar

We’re having friends of ours over for dinner tonight. It was my idea, ever before the hip got lousy. So when I was wondering what to cook, I talked to my friend Kat in work.Kat constantly cooks for her family and extended family.How she does it I’ll never know. I told her that I needed a pretty good recipe and that the amount of time on my feet would have to be minimal.Son of a gun, she gives me this recipe for ” Aunt Suzie’s chicken”. Sure hope it’s good....more

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies

When you combine the blissful taste of peanut butter with the deeply chocolatey goodness (more like Godliness) of brownies, you can't go wrong. Not to mention, adding a third layer of rich, deep chocolate ganache. My mouth is salivating just typing this description. These brownies were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G....more
These need to get.in.my.mouth.now!  Yum!more

Cinnamon Bun Rice Krispie Treats

It's been a while (we haven't blogged in months!) ...We're posting an incredibly sweet (easy & addictive) treat after such a long hiatus!CINNAMON BUN RICE KRISPIE TREATSPREP: 9"x9" Pan lined with Parchment Paper or Greased Plastic Wrap....more

Kitchen Sink Cookie Bars

Another Spring Training has come and gone, this one in particular going quite quickly. There are many pros to living this crazy baseball life, but one of the major cons in having to pick up and move time and time again. I’d say we are pretty used to the moving part, but having to leave a full kitchen for a new, empty kitchen is a whole other story. Part one, having to buy all new kitchen ingredients is really expensive and a bit of a pain. Part two, I always end up throwing away a lot of perfectly good food which is a total bummer....more