January 2017

Rich and Savory French Onion Dip Cups

Avoid double-dipping! Bake French onion dip in mini-muffin pie crust cups.

I’m sure this comes as a shock to you, but I’m not a big sports fan.  I know, right?  How can this super-nerdy chick who is working on PhD in bioorganic chemistry while crafting, soapmaking, and baking NOT be a giant fan of all the sports?!!  Anyway, I saw some…

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Sweet and Creamy Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread hot chocolate. Add a spicy kick to your hot chocolate game!

I know that not everyone loves the winter (Hi, Mom), but I happen to be pretty happy when the days are shorter.  I know that it’s counter to how everyone else in the world works, but I get more done after work if it’s dark outside.  In the summer (and…

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Thick and Hearty Garbanzo Bean Soup

Vegan garbanzo bean soup using canned beans.

After the ridiculous indulgence of the smoked Gouda cauliflower gratin (or maybe you used skim milk and it wasn’t so bad?), I felt like it was time to lighten up the blog without compromising on heartiness.  I mean, it is freezing outside after all.  This garbanzo bean soup has been…

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Lucky Bread: Onions, provolone, and smoked paprika butter

Onion, smoked paprika, and provolone baked bread

It’s still cold as hell out, which means the comfort food is going to keep on coming!  Today I’m sharing with you a classic family recipe: Lucky Bread.  Why do we call it Lucky Bread?  Who the hell knows.  I’m pretty confident that this came from a PTA cookbook from…

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Make This Smoked Gouda Cauliflower Gratin Tonight!

Smoked Gouda cauliflower gratin

We had a snowstorm here in Richmond this weekend, and that calls for comfort food, right?  I’d promised some friends that I’d get around to posting my recipe for smoked Gouda cauliflower gratin so this snow storm felt like just the right time for this creamy goodness.  Here’s the thing…

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