double chocolate cake

Double Chocolate Cake + A Blog Birthday

Today is Handle the Heat’s 2nd birthday! I’m still in disbelief that it has been two whole years. I’d like to take this post as the opportunity to thank...

Light Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Light Salted Caramel Ice Cream

It felt good to take my ice cream machine out of the dark corner of the cabinet where it has sat for the past six months.  Admittedly, I haven’t...

Grilled Shrimp & Sausage Skewers

Grilled Shrimp & Sausage Skewers

Over the past year or so I’ve been saving and bookmarking recipes that involve grilling, despite the fact that we lived in an apartment and didn’t own a grill....

Sandwich Rolls

Sandwich Rolls

I don’t know why more people don’t bake their own bread. Most of the time spent creating the bread isn’t hands on. In fact, I’ve even gone grocery shopping...

Mushroom Tacos

Mushroom Tacos

It’s always exciting to see fellow food bloggers publish cookbooks. It’s even more thrilling and inspiring when the you sit down with the cookbook, flip through the pages, and...

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Chocolate Banana Muffins

I have a huge sweet tooth. To me, a meal isn’t complete if it’s not capped off with something sweet. But at the same time, I rarely buy candy...

Espresso “Brookies”

Espresso “Brookies”

I love cookies. I love brownies. They are my two favorite desserts. They’re not difficult to make, eat, or store. They are the ultimate comfort treats in my opinion....

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

Growing up in Arizona, Mexican food is a part of nearly everyone’s diet. Summers usually meant trips down south to Rocky Point, where Arizonans flock to enjoy the ocean....

Oven Fries

Oven Fries

I love fried foods, on occasion. Yet, I hate frying anything. Excuse my language, but frying is a pain in the ass. You have to haul out your big...

Take-out at Home: Beef & Broccoli

Take-out at Home: Beef & Broccoli

I’ve got some SUPER exciting news I’ve been anxiously waiting to share with you guys. Myself, along with my partners in crime – Lauren, Hannah, Elissa, and Kam –...