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Big Apple Cheesecake

Today we’re going to revisit one of our most popular recipe posts from back in September 2015, The Big Apple Cheesecake. Inspired by my former home of Manhattan, this is sure to tantalize your tastebuds. New York City epitomizes everything that is great about America… it’s vibrant, culturally diverse, and rooted in patriotism.  So, I couldn’t think of a better way to represent this great city than with a unique recipe that combines American Apple Pie and New York Style Cheesecake.  Baked in a hollowed-out apple, the ricotta cheesecake filling is unexpectedly enhanced by a sharp Fontinella flavor (reminiscent of the cheddar …

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Try the World: Thailand

Do you have a wandering soul but a poor-person’s budget? An adventurous personality with a wallet full of moths? A nagging urge to explore and yet no money to do so? Fear not, my economically crippled wanderluster! You don’t need to hop on a plane to experience all that the world has to offer. Thanks to Try the World, you can travel to exotic places from the comfort (and relatively cheapness) of your own home. And since I receive requests to review the foodie subscription boxes out there, I thought I’d start with this one. So I sent my tastebuds …

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Wild Garden Tostada

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc., Circle Foods LLC, and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions and text are entirely my own. There are certain things in life that make you feel an immense sense of gratification.  A seamlessly frosted cake. The last puzzle piece being snapped into place. Labrador puppies frolicking in tall grass. Picking a recipe and then realizing you already have all the ingredients in your pantry. It is as if the cosmic world has orchestrated this perfect moment of delight. Well I can’t help you with the puppies, …

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Tortellini Muffins

Dinnertime. The moment of truth in my busy household. After a busy day of work and mommy-ing, do I attempt to make a full dinner? Will anyone notice the difference between a fresh cooked meal and a frozen one? How fast can the pizza delivery guy arrive? Even as a professional recipe developer, sadly this is my actual thought process 90% of the time. Us working parents know all too well that by the time dinner comes, you are just too tired. Period. Add on top of that the fact that certain miniature people in your household have very finicky …

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

If there is one thing I love on a cold winter’s day, it’s a cup of hot cocoa. Add to that another one of my loves, red velvet cake, and you have one heck of a drink recipe. Now, if you’re not too familiar with the world of red velvet, it is a red colored chocolate cake that is topped with cream cheese frosting. Yes, it is as divine as it sounds. So, it isn’t a huge leap to incorporate the two most famous elements of the dessert into a piping hot cup of cocoa. All we have to do …

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Plum Harvest Jam

Aaahh, fall!  The leaves, the cool breeze, the smell of pumpkin spice lattes in the air.  It truly is a magical time of the year and what better way to celebrate it than with a wedding?!  I myself was an autumn bride, opting to ditch the normally warm weathered nuptials for a chilly shindig.  There’s something irresistibly romantic about the season and it’s clearly on display in today’s wedding of Katie and Daniel.  These east coast lovebirds decided to celebrate their love in their favorite month, October… and it couldn’t have been more dreamy!  We were so inspired by these …

Honey Apple Chutney-11472

Honey Apple Chutney

Today’s sweet South African couple married in stunning shabby chic style.  From gorgeously eccentric floral arrangements to a pretty pastel palette, their day was the stuff that romantic dreams are made of.  We were so inspired by this gorgeous affair, that we created a Honey Apple Chutney recipe to match their adorable favors.  So make sure to grab the delicious recipe and we’ll let event photographer Christine Murray take it from here: Siraj and Sonya have the type of love that makes you believe in all that’s good in this world. Together they are calm, yet crazy in love. Holding …

How to make a Flavor Bomb-15343

How to make a Flavor Bomb

I have a dilemma which I am pretty sure is a plague upon your own household… wasted food. I cannot tell you how much food I throw away each week. From leftovers to an unopened bag of rotten spinach, it is something that weighs heavily on my conscience. Not only am I letting perfectly good food go to waste, I am also throwing away perfectly good money. And I have heard from many of my readers that this is not a novel issue. So, what can we do about it? Well, I’m going to start posting easy ‘dump’ recipes up …