Aug 31

Salted caramel brownies

OK, Cooking Light. I like your magazine. I do. Every month I cook several recipes found in your pages.

But sometimes I have to question the "light" part.

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Aug 16

Boston cream pie cupcakes

Boston cream pie cupcakes!

Is "Boston cream pie cupcakes" the most confusing name for a dessert ever, or what?

Yeah, it totally makes no sense. But you know what's not confusing? How delicious these cupcakes are! Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Junk food cookies

Junk food cookies with pretzels, chips, candy and CornNuts!

The other day I got a text from a friend who was eating lunch with another friend at The Neon Carrot. She sent me a photo of this crazy-looking cookie with, like, random foodstuffs sticking out from all angles. It was called the Junk Cookie.

They asked that I recreate this cookie for this blog, "but better."

Now, I wasn't confident that I could just whip up a cookie better than a professional baker who works at a highly regarded restaurant. Especially without having tasted the cookie I was supposed to be improving.

But I thought I could probably manage to make a cookie that wasn't completely gross.

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Jul 21

Grilled chicken with peach bourbon sauce

Ah, summertime. Produce fresh from the fields, weather perfect for outdoor grilling. Come January I'm going to look back at this recipe just to remember a better time of year. It'll be like a mini vacation.

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Jun 30

Liberty’s flame cupcakes

I really should have photographed my 2-year-old hold one of these cupcakes up in the air to get the full effect of Liberty's flame.

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Jun 28

Patriotic strawberries

Want to make your friends and family ooh and ahh long before the fireworks start this 4th of July? Then make these strawberries!

They're patriotic. They're pretty. They taste great.

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Jun 27

Rosemary fried chicken

For some reason, cold fried chicken always sounds like the greatest summer picnic food.

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Jun 23

Red, white and blue drink

It's the 4th of July, and you need something to wash down the rocket dog you just ate.

Forget boring old soda or juice. Try this fun and patriotic drink!

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Jun 22

Rocket dogs

Need a quick, easy, kid-friendly, delicious AND patriotic treat to serve at your 4th of July party?

Try rocket dogs!

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Jun 10

Chicken caesar club sandwich

This sandwich is perfect for dinner when you just don't want to cook.

Maybe it's too hot, because it's summer (you listening, Mother Nature?). Maybe you've got to shuttle the kids to various games/meetings/activities. Or maybe you just don't feel like it.

Or maybe it's July 4th, which, as all of America knows, is National Caesar Salad Day!

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