Liquid Bliss Cupcakes Recipe

In early May I took a trip out Terrapin Brewery in Athens for a birthday party, and in the spirit of the birthday boy’s festivities I decided to make a batch of boozy cupcakes with one of their sweetest beers: the Liquid Bliss Porter, a porter brewed with cocoa nibs and peanut butter essence. This […]

Cheesy Buttermilk Scone Recipe

For some reason I’ve always harbored a fair amount of scone-dislike. Some part of my brain always associated scones with a drier, less-tastier biscuit. Biscuits I love – they come with gravy, or butter and honey; they’re soft and flaky! Scones? You smile at them politely and wait for something better to show up on […]

Bacon Week 2015: Steamed Bacon Dumplings

Ever heard of steamed pork dumplings? These are one and the same! Except the pork in question is, of course, bacon. For the last day of Bacon Week I got to try another new recipe – dumplings! I’ve never steamed anything other than vegetables before (and them almost always in the microwave, not over the […]

Bacon Week 2015: Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake

For this year’s Bacon Week, I am contributing my experience with this Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake. After having done Bacon Week for several years, the recipes start to kind of look the same and fall into two categories: “crazy to pull off technically/oh god why” or “something you regularly make just with added bacon.” For […]

Bacon Week 2015: Bacon Jam Redux

A couple Bacon Week-years ago one of the recipes I made was “Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam” – a recipe I ruined pretty hardcore. At the time I claimed I wanted to try again in the future, and this year I figured, why not let that future be now? This Bacon Jam Redux turned out way […]

Browned Butter Red Velvet Brownies

O, brownies – truly, you are the easiest of the desserts. You toss dry ingredients together, you melt some butter, you mix, you bake, you eat. So simple – why would anyone want to change who you are? Oh that’s right – TO MAKE THEM EVEN BETTER! It’s time to bring back brown butter, guys…and […]

Jamie’s Food Revolution

Greetings, and happiest of new years to you all! Welcome to a new year at Spatialdrift, one I’m very glad to be a part of. I’ve been out of town for a few months for work (sorry about that), and it’s nice to be back and preparing for a year of baking, cooking, and blogging. […]

Basic Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

I think the problem of bananas going bad before you can finish them must be an age-old conundrum. No matter how many people in the house commit themselves to “helping to finish the bunch”, you inevitably have a couple stragglers that go from a delightful yellow to a spotted black mess, seemingly overnight. Clearly, this […]

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchilada Recipe

Anyone who’s ever been around for n00bcakes’ Bacon Week knows that I am decidedly not a vegetarian. I like meat; meat is delicious. It goes with everything.  But that doesn’t mean I dislike vegetarian food. In fact, there’s plenty of meatless meals I really enjoy, and especially after eating bacon nonstop for an entire week, […]

Super Simple Salmon Salad Recipe

With summer here I’m always looking for new, cold recipes for lunch. My default lunch is a simple kale hash that’s always savory and delicious, but when it’s 80 degrees outside, hot eggs are a lot less appealing. Sometimes it’s nice to shake things up with a light, cold main course. Bring in the Salmon […]

Tres Leches Flan Recipe

The only thing I love more than learning a new type of technique or dessert is having the experiment go especially well. It’s not something that happens very often, but when it does, as in the case of this great flan recipe, it’s indeed something to behold! To get something really right typically takes me […]

Beer-Candied Bacon Fudge

To wrap up Bacon Week 2014, we took that good batch of beer-glazed bacon and made bacon fudge! I got this idea on Pinterest as well, but I didn’t like the approach outlined by the site I saw, so I flew by the seat of my pants on this one, too. We started with the […]

Bacon Week: Bacon Apple Pie (Take Two)

Remember the bacon apple pie from last year? It looked pretty damn amazing if I do say so myself, but its performance in pleasing my palate was less than I could have hoped for. Well, I made a remix of this concept on the fly this year after accidentally burning a bunch of beer-candied bacon. […]

Bacon Week: Bacon Chickpea Soup

Our next Bacon Week cooking adventure is a fairly simple soup featuring a half-pound of bacon. The inspiration and the basic recipe is from Mrs. Ellwood’s Simple Life and was found on Pinterest. I’ve never made chickpea soup before, but the hubs and I frequently enjoy lentil soup, split pea soup, and bean-heavy chilis, so […]

Bacon Week 2014: Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Welcome back to Bacon Week – today we have something that was a little more experimental than yesterday’s bacon-wrapped asparagus: bacon cinnamon rolls! I had a lot of fun with this recipe, although to be perfectly frank it did not turn out quite as well as I was hoping.  I know I say this every year […]

Bacon Week: Beer-Candied Bacon

It’s Bacon Week time once again! We’re kicking it off with a remix of part of a past recipe: the candied bacon from the maple bacon ice cream. Once again, with feeling! This year though, we’ll be using a recipe found on, in order two best combine two of the best things food things […]

Grandma G’s Kolache – Take 2!

A few years ago (3, in fact!) I took it upon myself to re-create my Grandma’s kolache recipe.  For details you can read the post itself; get some edumacation! But one thing conspicuously missing from that post was how the kolache itself actually turned out.  The answer?  Enhhhh…. >.> So this week I made it […]