Nanaimo Bar Recipe

Hey hey, we’re back with another recipe!  But this time, not so much running-related. >.> Last month we had an announcement for yet another baking fiesta at work.  This time it was for a fund raiser that happens each year within the company to help out employees in need; for $5 you could eat as […]

Mile High Chocolate Pie

Chocolate pie in the skyyyyyyyy, I can eat twice as hiiiiiiiiiigh! Take a look!  It’s on your fork! It’s Mile-High Chocolate Piiiiiiiiiiie! It really makes me mad that these pictures didn’t come out better…but c’est la vie!  As usual, the next time is simply an opportunity for improvement. Anyway, pie! Pie is actually not my […]

Bacon Week: Maple Bacon Ice Cream

For my Bacon Week finale (I can’t make it to BaconFest this year), we have here some maple bacon ice cream. I casually perused the internet for bacon ice cream recipes and ruminated on my recent experience with the floppy, unappetizing bacon in the bacon apple pie, I decided to go with a crispy candied […]

Bacon Week: Bacon Apple Pie

I ask you: what could possibly be more all-american than apple pie? Nothing, except maybe bacon. So, why not combine them? That would be, like, super-american. Like, AMURRICAHN. Seriously, though, as soon as I saw this intriguing bacon apple pie recipe from the Loveless Cafe on Pinterest, I knew we were destined to be joined […]

Bacon Week 2013: Bacon Crème Brûlée

Emma from Of Agates and Madeleines recently made a Blueberry crème brûlée. I told her that while I normally don’t trust fruit in my desserts, I do trust her taste in food, and since I’ve never made a crème brûlée before, I thought I should try my hand at it. She responded, “Get on the brûlée train Mary!” Alright, […]

Bacon Week 2013: Bacon Bourbon Brownies

Welcome, one and all, to the beginning of Bacon Week 2013!  Let’s not dilly-dally: let’s begin. It seems that bacon and bourbon routinely go hand-in-hand.  This recipe is no different – but holy COW does it truly exemplify both. This recipe is a small adaptation of a recipe from Food & Wine; I was particularly […]

Pecan Pie Without Corn Syrup

We’ve been getting a lot of pecans in our CSA lately. We’ve used them before to make glazed pecans. I adore them, but Adam is not such a big fan. In the spirit of compromise, we looked for an alternative use. Why not pecan pie? However, I am not the world’s biggest fan of corn […]

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

So, we grew a bunch of carrots this year. I didn’t really pay any attention to them but we got an awful lot, so they must be easy-going, hardy plants. When I was ready to prepare my garden for spring, we still had a bunch in the ground, so I pulled them all up and […]

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt With Balsamic Vinaigrette

I recently wined and dined with my dear friend Shannon. After a lovely meal, she whipped up this surprisingly tasty combination of vanilla frozen yogurt with balsamic vinaigrette on the fly – and with fresh basil from her CSA, Love Is Love! It was delicious. Ben and Jerry’s Vanilla frozen yogurt Balsamic vinaigrette Fresh basil. […]

Avocado Ice Cream With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

In celebration of America’s celebration of Cinco de Mayo (let’s be serious, most people just use it as an excuse to drink too much and don’t realize that it is actually not the day of Mexican Independence), our dear friend Mary of noobcakes threw a lovely Cinco de Mayo party. And to this party we brought […]

Wedding Cake Ice Cream

No matter how well you wrap it up, cake only lasts for so long. This is a fun little idea we came up with over our honeymoon, using our Artisan stand mixer (wedding gift!), Artisan ice cream maker (wedding gift!) and leftover wedding cake. Delicious chocolate-cake-with-coffee-icing-flavored ice cream. We used the French Vanilla ice cream […]