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Spiced Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

get fresh recipes via email: The spice is right with these crispy hasselback sweet potatoes, slathered in butter and seasoned with a fragrant garam masala spice blend. This unique method for roasting sweet potatoes may be a bit more work than your standard spud, but the impressive results a...

Cream-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies ‘n Cream Cookies

get fresh recipes via email: Say hello to the cookie of your dreams: studded with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and a layer of sweet vanilla cream filling hidden inside. These deeply chocolate, delightfully chewy cookies are sure to be a fast favorite with their intensely chocolate che...

Pistachio Cutout Sugar Cookies

get fresh recipes via email: Holiday baking season is upon us, and these pistachio-flavored cutout cookies are the perfect canvas for holiday decoration. These incredibly soft, subtly green sugar cookies are flecked with bits of chopped pistachios and decorated with a drizzle of candy coat...

Food Photography Essentials: Tools & Tips for the Perfect Shot

When it comes to food photography, a few useful tools and stylish props can make all the difference. Here’s an extensive list of my most used food photography equipment, styling tools, favorite prop sources and more to help you capture the perfect photo! Caveat: I am by no means a profes...

Sweet & Spicy Candied Pistachios

get fresh recipes via email: Spiced with cinnamon, cayenne and smoked paprika for hint of sweet heat, these crunchy candied pistachios will quickly become your new favorite snack. Coated with a crunchy layer of crystalized sugar infused with an umami-rich spice blend, these sweet &...

Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Blondies

Talk about delightful—these soft and chewy brown butter chocolate chunk blondies have a layer of gooey nutella hidden inside. One good thing stuffed inside another good thing: does it get any better? In this case you have a layer of molten hazelnut spread inside a chewy brown butter blondie, ...

How to make Perfect Gravy from a Brined Turkey

I love brined turkeys—they are always incredibly moist, flavorful and juicy. But most gravy recipes out there use the pan drippings, which in the case of brined turkeys can make your gravy unbearably salty if you’re not careful. That doesn’t mean you have to choose between a moist and juicy bir...

Pumpkin Ruffled Milk Pie

Skip the boring old pumpkin pie—this unique twist on a traditional Greek dessert is the show-stopping Thanksgiving dessert you’ve been looking for! With crispy, ruffled layers of phyllo dough on top and a custardy, bread pudding-like interior infused with pumpkin and spices, this ruffled mi...

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cloud Frosting

get fresh recipes via email: If you’ve been searching for the ultimate chocolate cupcake recipe… look no further. These moist chocolate cupcakes are topped with the most divine chocolate frosting you’ve ever had! Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate, what could be better? These cupcakes wi...

Espresso Chocolate Chip Scones

get fresh recipes via email: These sweet cream scones are flavored with espresso and studded with dark chocolate chunks—perfect with your morning coffee or your afternoon tea. Whether you enjoy these scones with coffee or with tea or dollops of thick clotted cream, these espresso chocolate ch...

Chocolate Maraschino Layer Cake

It may be based on a miniature, but this cake is certainly not small on flavor: with chocolate and cherry in multiple forms and a hint of booze, it’s like a cherry cordial in cake form. I can’t imagine it gets much better than two thick layers of moist, dark chocolate cake with a chocolate ...

Beyond the Kitchen: Read it and Weep

I’ve been reading so much and falling hopelessly behind in my Goodreads reviews, so I’ve put off writing this post for a while despite having sufficient 5-star reads to include here. I’ve discovered I’m not very good at writing thoughtful reviews that give both my opinions as well as a succinct o...
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