My New Favorite Things

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Lemon Herb Ricotta Agnolotti from Happyolks. Lemon + Pasta = perfection.

This Croissant Loaf from Not Without Salt. Like a big loaf of cronut!

These tips from Joy the Baker on How to be the Best Food Blogger of All. Hilarious!

Blueberry Almond Cream Scones from Hungry Girl Por Vida. Dreamy flavor combo.

Peach Frozen Yogurt and Basil Snickerdoodle Sandwiches from Desserts for Breakfast. I’m so pretending it’s summer right now.

Coconut Macaroon Cake with Chocolate Ganache from A Passing Fancy. Like an ultra-delicious Almond Joy on steroids.

Raw Citrus Cream Cakes from Oh, Ladycakes. So gorgeous!

How to Make Lemon Curd from Scratch

When life gives you lemons, screw the lemonade (unless you add some gin). Make some lemon curd.

Homemade lemon curd // The Culinary Capers

I had never made lemon curd before, but it was the easiest thing on the planet.

You’re going to see a lot of lemony-freshness coming soon on this blog because my lovely grandpa sent me some lemons from his home in Arizona.

And when your grandpa sends you lemons from his own garden, you really want to make something special with them. Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Layered Torte with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Yes, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. And yes, most things in life right now are green and minty.

But I’m gonna go ahead and do a 180. I’m bringing you peanut butter.

Chocolate peanut butter layer torte

And if you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of brushing your teeth after you’ve had peanut butter toast for breakfast, you know exactly how much peanut butter and mint don’t go together.

Not quite as bad as mint and orange juice, that’s truly the worst. But PB + Mint made a really good run for 2nd place.

Why did I ignore everything green, minty, Bailey’s, and Guinness to bring you this chocolatey, peanut buttery goodness instead?

Because apparently I am really bad at being Irish this year. Like I forgot to wear green today, bad. Continue reading

Bacon, Egg, and Cranberry Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast sandwiches are my new obsession. Breakfast really, is my new obsession, but more that on later.

Bacon, Egg, and Cranberry Breakfast Sandwich // The Culinary Capers

I’ve been trying really hard to work more protein into my breakfasts. Greek yogurt, some peanut butter, those are all easy to pair with tasty carbs, but when it comes to bacon and eggs, I was never really a believer.

But if you top it with something sweet, and smush it between a toasted English muffin, I am so there. Continue reading

Rincon 38 review

For those of you with a 5 second attention span, here’s the abbreviated version of this review: Rincon 38 is amazing. You should go there.

Piquillos from Rincon 38

If I could just write that sentence a few hundred times and still not feel like I’ve said enough good things about the food here.

Rincon 38 is the new tapas venture from Hector Ruiz. You may recognize that name from Rincon’s sister restaurant, Cafe Ena. While Cafe Ena is suave and polished, Rincon 38 is more like a cool younger sister. The space is small, but what it lacks in size it makes for in intimacy and character. This is the type of place you can find yourself spending several hours over wine and small plates. Continue reading

Gooey Chocolate Oreo Fudge Bars

Other titles I considered for this post: OMG Bars, Chocolate Avalanche Bars, and anything with “Amazing” in it.

These are some of the easiest bars I have ever made, and definitely some of the most delicious.

Chocolate Oreo Fudge Bars

Because they are basically sugar and fat. That’s why. These are bars you should only ever make in a situation where you are going to give them all away because you will eat the whole pan if you keep them in the house. Continue reading