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Pumpkin Chocolate Spiderweb Tart

When I first got into cooking and baking a few years ago I made my family a chocolate-pumpkin cheesecake. It might have been the first holiday dessert item I...

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A Homemade Kitchen: Mounds Bars

A Homemade Kitchen series includes recipes that feature homemade versions of your favorite store-bought meals, snacks, treats, condiments and more. Homemade is better for your budget, body, and taste...

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Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Yesterday Steve Jobs died. There’s a quote from President Obama floating around Twitter right now that remarks about how many people discovered the news of Steve Jobs’ death on...

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Bacon, Goat Cheese, and Green Onion Biscuits

You know these are good just by reading the ingredient list. Bacon, butter, cheese, onion? It doesn’t get better than that. Plus biscuits are just about the most comforting...

Milk-Chocolate Cookies

Milk-Chocolate Cookies

A few days ago I scored some (expired) Valhrona milk chocolate. Yay! Chocolate is always good, even if it’s a month past its expiration date. Usually I go for...

Culinary School: How to Make Gnocchi

Culinary School: How to Make Gnocchi

A few weeks ago I asked you guys if you would be interested in posts revolved around what I’m learning in culinary school. Pretty much everyone who responded said...

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

There are some things that visually signify the start of the fall season. Green leaves being replaced by an array of dazzling reds, yellows, and browns. Apples, pears, grapes,...

Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Oven-Baked Polenta

Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Oven-Baked Polenta

I’ve never been a huge fan of mushrooms. I don’t hate them, but let’s say that I wouldn’t order them on a pizza. My boyfriend, on the other hand...

Baked Mac & Cheese

Baked Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese might have been one of the first things I learned to make for myself. It was from a box, of course, but it was still quite...

Cappuccino-Fudge Cheesecake

Cappuccino-Fudge Cheesecake

Just a few days after baking this cheesecake my oven caught on fire. I was preheating it to bake some bread rolls. When the oven beeped to let me...