Simple Cinnamon Rolls

So, let’s forget for a minute that we’re all trying to be super healthy right now. These ridiculously easy cinnamon rolls are here because, well, there are some among us who just need to eat a sweet treat....more

Confetti Sugar Cookies

It’s strange how people can change. A few years ago, the thought of this cookie would have turned me upside down. Not only does it call for rainbow sprinkles in two iterations, it also includes corn syrup and specifically calls for the clear, artificial kind of vanilla-flavored extract that doesn’t actually have any vanilla in it. A few years ago, I would have asked, Why make something at home, only to fill it with disgusting manufactured ingredients? Why?...more

Two Ways to Preserve Peppers at Home

Yes, I know it’s December, and I know the whole chili peppers thing might not make sense right now. But before I say anything else, let me just show you this photo:...more

Blue Cheese Creamed Kale Gratins

ERMAHGERD.This kale....more

Homemade Cookies 'n' Cream Ice Cream

I had big plans to do a series of posts featuring different items we got as wedding gifts. You know, talking about how we’re using them and giving advice about what you should register for. Instead, I’ve just been using all our sweet gifts like nobody’s business....more

Pickled Peppers and Shallots over Kale, with a Soft-Poached Egg

When I worked at Cayenne in Belfast, we had this duck salad that was always on the menu, or at least, it had been for as long people seemed to remember. It didn’t sound very glamorous, but when I tasted it, boy did I change my mind....more

Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with Blueberry-Plum Coulis

I was checking out one of my new favorite reads, Hummingbird ...more