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Dessert

Cayenne & Sea Salt Chocolate Candy

Set your Valentine’s heart on fire with these spicy chocolate candies! These little flavor bombs (pun intended) pack a surprising kick provided by cayenne pepper. Wait, cayenne pepper and chocolate?? Yes, you read that right! Trust me, they’re delicious. I have a serious addiction to anything spicy and one of my favorite flavor combinations is […]

Dessert

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Chocolate-covered strawberries are basically the mascot of Valentine’s Day. I mean, is it really even Valentine’s Day without them? You could shell out $50+ dollars and buy them pre-made for your Valentine, but they’re so much cheaper and easy to make yourself. Whether it be your “Gal”-entine ladies, a secret crush, spouse, or co-workers these […]

Seafood

Pecan-Crusted Salmon w/ Lemon Dill Aioli

This one is reminiscent of a childhood favorite for me. My mom used to make a dish that involved slathering a piece of salmon with ranch dressing and toping it with crushed pistachios before baking in the oven. The result was a deliciously unexpected creamy-crusty flavor combination and I used to BEG her to make […]

Vegetables/Sides

Mashed Butternut Squash

Can we ever have enough fall vegetables to turn into creamy, delicious “mashes?” My vote is no! I’m always looking for inventive and easy ways to include fall vegetables in my cooking. Butternut squash is a fall staple and in my opinion, it has a more subtle sweetness than a sweet potato which lends itself […]