Excuse the extreme close-up. There were only two left by the time I got around to picture-taking...18 hours later.

Soft Holiday Ginger Cookies to Give You the Warm Fuzzies

There are few things I love more than the holiday season.  From Thanksgiving through Christmas I exist for puffy-vest weather, strings of white lights, and mass quantities of butter softening on my kitchen counter. It’s a problem, really. I haven’t fallen down the pumpkin spice rabbit hole but I never met a gingery, cinnamony baked…

A light German lunch

My Self-Imposed Eat the World Challenge

I consider myself a pretty bangin’ home cook, all humility aside. That (obnoxious thing) being said, there are SO many culinary skills I’ve yet to even attempt, much less master. I want to know how to butcher a massive hunk of beef. I need to learn how to make a perfectly-risen sourdough loaf. I couldn’t…

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Pucker Up for Berry Limeade Bars

Two months. It’s been TWO MONTHS! Man, life gets busy, huh? I was pointing a new client to my blog today (hi Courtney!) and was mucho embarrassed at how long it’d been. I could hear the crickets through the computer screen. I’ve been cooking a lot lately, but also eating a fair amount of Pizza…

slow cooker goodness

No, For Real, You Can Make Pulled Pork Yourself

Pulled pork (and any kind of barbecue, really) is just not something I do myself because every time you see a Food Network special on good barbecue there’s some toothless guy in denim overalls talking about how he’s been slow cooking his meat for 23 hours in a home-built smoker that requires 4 cords of…