Guys. I did it. I finally made a cake for no reason at all, which means I could cut out a slice and photograph it without being crippled by the thought of serving a party cake with a missing slice. I realize this is pretty much a non-accomplishment, but I was very prou...

February 16, 2018

So apparently this is just basil and grapefruit week over here. Well, in fairness it's because I had leftover grapefruit and basil simple syrup from the Basil Rathbourbon and I didn't want that to go to waste. We were already having a few friends over earlier this week...

January 29, 2018

Ok, I promise I'm not going to post about everything we served at our wedding. I'm done after this one. Although there were these herbed butters... we'll come back to those later. 

This timing worked out perfectly, though. Our anniversary was on the 23rd and my fri...

January 19, 2018

As I mentioned in the last post, I put together a birthday party for Aaron this past weekend. The party he threw for me back in September was incredible and I wanted to at least partially return the gesture. I know it isn't a comparison game, but I really wanted to mak...

November 6, 2017

In the world of Things That Are Dangerous for Me to Bake, these fudge nut bars might just slide in at spot #1. These were a staple dessert of our childhood and I don't think I can recall a single occasion where we didn't have to be chased away from the mixing bowl befo...

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