Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Seeing as we’re in the midst of cold and flu season, I figured it was perfect time to break out the pound of frozen elderberries I had stashed in the freezer (leftover from my foraging and jelly-making adventure back in August) and turn it into a delicious, immune-boosting syrup. While this syrup is intended as 

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Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos

I love a good ground beef taco, but sometimes, you just don’t want something quite so greasy. We set out to create a vegetarian black bean taco that was light on fat but heavy on flavor. By cooking dried beans ourselves we were able to leave them more aldente, so they hold their shape and 

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Wild Mushroom Ragout

What is the difference between ragu and ragout anyway? Both are robust and flavorful and more than satisfying on a cold winter night. But the similarities end there. Ragù is an Italian meat-based pasta sauce with a little bit of tomato/tomato paste (but not overwhelmingly tomato like a marinara would be). Think bolognese. Ragout, on 

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The Best of 2017

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! Ours was nice and relaxing, with a simple but lovely dinner of roasted Cornish game hens and potatoes, plus a loaf of fresh homemade sourdough that turned out much better than I anticipated. If you had seen what it looked like before I baked it, well, let’s just say 

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Holiday Mulled Latte

Mulled cider and mulled wine are holiday staples, but have you ever had a mulled latte? No? Well, time to change that! This festive and fragrant latte would be perfect for Christmas morning (or any chilly morning, for that matter). It’s a soothing cup of holiday cheer that will warm your hands and your body 

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Marzipan Apple Pie

You’re the apple of my pie. No, seriously, you’re sweet enough to eat. This pie was truly a labor of love… and a product of this amazing community. Yes, I made it, but it wouldn’t have happened at all without my inspiring friends, readers, and the food blog community at large. The filling recipe is 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Chocolate Bark

Dark chocolate meets crunchy chocolate chip cookie crumbles meets WOW. A holiday chocolate bark is becoming somewhat of a tradition around here. Well, if you don’t count the last two years which I embarrassingly skipped. Still, before that we had fruity chocolate bark, peanut butter cup chocolate bark, and mint chocolate swirl bark (and don’t 

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The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup

In the 10+ years I’ve been blogging, let’s just say I’ve made a lot of cookies. It’s one of the most populous categories (not to mention popular), and for good reason! Cookies. Are. The. Best. In honor of cookie season, I’ve gathered some of my favorite holiday cookie recipes from over the years. It’s not 

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Chocolate Salt & Pepper Sable Cookies

I take inspiration where I can get it. This recipe, for example, was inspired by the Salt & Pepper chocolate bar, one of my favorite flavors from Nashville’s own bean-to-bar chocolate company, Olive & Sinclair. The bar features 67% dark chocolate sprinkled with flake sea salt and black pepper. I’ve been wanting to turn that 

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Funfetti Sugar Cookies

There are few things as satisfying as a soft, chewy sugar cookie: perfectly buttery and sweet with a hint of vanilla and almond, and a slight crunch in the form of sugar granules coating the outside. A truly perfect sugar cookie (if there is such a thing, this is it) made even better with the 

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