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Rainbow Cupcakes with Easter Bunny Toppers

By: Julie R Serves: 18-24 It’s that time of year again! You can’t go anywhere without seeing all those cute little pastel-colored farm animals, but you won’t see me complaining… this means lots of delicious Easter chocolates! Whether you like Cadbury mini eggs, cream eggs, peeps, or any other egg-, bunny-, or chick-shaped delight, this […]

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Halloween is quickly approaching and it’s time to carve some good looking pumpkins! SAVE those pumpkin seeds, folks! This brittle is delicious. Cory and I carved our pumpkins a couple of weeks ago. Too early, I know. But my mistake is your good fortune, since you are […]

Peppermint Bark

Tis the season my friends! To bake your heart out, eat your heart out, and to do it alongside your best friends and family. I enjoy every second of it. Especially the part where I bake my heart out! Today’s recipe is peppermint bark. People go crazy for this stuff, myself included. Sadly, I never […]

Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup

Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 2 hours If you have never made soup, you are seriously missing out. Let me recite the benefits. It is so much better for you than the can of soup you buy at the store. Real, hearty vegetables. Lean meat. Way less than a heart attack’s worth of salt. […]

Creamy Ricotta Cheese

Prep time: 1 minute Cook time: 20 min If you’re like me, you grew up pronouncing ricotta cheese as “regotta,” because your Sicilian American father emphatically shouted “REGAUT!” anytime the cheese was incorporated into a meal. And then the cold world hit you and you realized at age 25 that you looked a jackass “mispronouncing” […]

Pumpkin Purée and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 40 min (pumpkin); 15-20 min (seeds) Fall is my favorite time of year, and it would not be complete without brightly colored mums, apple cider, and pumpkins. After some time those small pie pumpkins begin to stare back at you whispering “Eat me, eat me. Turn me into something […]

GUEST POST: Chinese stir fry! Soy Sauce Chicken Wings and Garlic Broccoli

Prep time: 2-12 hours Cook time: 20 min  Today’s post comes from Shenzhen, China, where my good friend Lin grew up. She’s got two law degrees and a passion for cooking! Lin and I met in law school and have shared notes, laughs, and moments of frustration. This week Lin was kind enough to share […]

Quick Tip! Substituting whole wheat flour in a recipe

All of you healthy eaters out there that like whole grain versus “white bread” products…listen up! Where a recipe calls for all-purpose flour, it can’t be 100% substituted with whole wheat flour. All purpose flour has a lower protein content, which affects the density of whatever you’re making. If you substitute entirely with whole wheat, your […]