Wedge Salad with Home Made Blue Cheese Dressing

A literal wedge of iceberg lettuce smothered in blue cheese and bacon, the old school wedge salad was a staple of classic steak houses until American palettes started craving more sophisticated and delicate lettuce greens (baby kale and arugula with heirloom beets anyone?). But just like how traditional southern faire or Americana cuisine have been […]

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Fig and Cinnamon Cupcakes

Just like summer tomatoes, figs are in season! So let’s celebrate nature’s bounty by carb loading on cake! Figs and Cinnamon Cupcakes may seem like a slightly unorthodox cupcake flavor, but trust me, these cupcakes are insanely good. The cinnamon makes these little wonders smell like Christmas, while the sweet, bright fig makes them taste […]

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Cooking 101: Classic Buttercream Frosting

Cooking Class 101 is back in session! Today’s lesson: classic vanilla buttercream frosting. Whether my cake is homemade or comes from a box, I always make my frosting from scratch. A good vanilla buttercream automatically elevates any cake from good to amazing and is ridiculously easy to make. The key is to beat the butter […]

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Summer Tomato Tart

If you’ve ever wondered what the bowels of hell feel like, then feel free to come on down to Houston during the summer, where the 10,000 degree temperatures and humidity are inescapable. Though I complain about the insane summer heat index (why Houston?! Why?!), one thing I will never complain about is the sheer quantity […]

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Three Easy Appetizers

Whether you’re throwing a fancy soiree or having some friends over to get drunk and watch Lifetime movies*, rest assured that you guests are bound to get the munchies sooner or later. And when this moment comes, do not fret gentle reader about what to serve for I have given you not 1, but 3, […]

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Cookies Series: S’more Cookies

Anyone up for s’more cookies? (Yay puns!) In all seriousness, s’mores and cookies are pretty delectable. So being the genius that I am, I decided to combine them into a delectable s’more cookie recipe hybrid thing. You’re welcome. So build yourself a campfire (or don’t. Its 10,000 degrees in Houston right now) and make yourself […]

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