Kouign Amann, an easier and faster recipe with step-by-step photo instructions.

March 11, 2014
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Follow The kouign amann, a flaky buttery caramelized sugar filled pastry, is easy to make if you follow my step-by-step photo instructions! I was in New York the first time I took a bite of a kouign amann, a yeasted buttery flakey caramelized sugar filled pastry who’s origin came from the Brittany region of France. […]

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Photo Essay: The San Francisco Cooking School’s Laminated Dough Intensive Workshop

March 10, 2014
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Follow Laminated dough, the basic building block for croissants and puff pastry, has been on my baking bucket lists forever. Though I know the basic technique of rolling out the dough and forming a butter block, having read about them in various cookbooks and seen the numerous youtube videos, I’ve never really gotten around to […]

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Irish Drunken Cake, a chocolate Guinness cake with Irish whiskey and Irish Cream Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

March 3, 2014
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Follow Inspired by the American boilermaker-like drink made with Guinness, Irish whiskey and Irish Cream named the Irish Car Bomb this impressively rich, moist and densely chocolatey cake is sure to impressive! [Editor's note: Several people have commented that they were offended by the name of this recipe. The drink The Irish Car Bomb is […]

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Salted Caramel Drink

February 24, 2014
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Follow Forget hot chocolate and double lattes. This salted caramel drink is rich, sweet and knock your socks off delicious. “If I had a candy factory filled with strange little green-haired orange-skinned employees that helped make my magical sweets, I would totally want a waterfall made of THIS…” said AJ right after he took a […]

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Chocolate Marshmallow Cake, inspired by the Hostess™ Cupcake

February 17, 2014
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Follow If you love the classic Hostess™ Cupcake treats, you’ll love this homemade chocolate marshmallow cake, with step-by-step instructions on how to make it! There’s a reason why you don’t see me making cute little cakes and precious little treats here on the blog. I like to pretend it’s because I’m super sophisticated and eschew […]

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Chocolate Waffles with Vanilla Swirl

February 10, 2014
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Follow This Chocolate Waffles Recipe with Swirled Vanilla Batter baked right in is easy to make and sure to impress! I’m not going to outright say that I am anti-Valentine’s Day because then I get pegged as one of those crabby bitter folks that hates love, puppy and adorable children wearing penguin costumes. Nor do […]

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Perfect Soft Boiled Egg

February 3, 2014
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Follow If you’re looking for the perfect soft boiled egg, look not further. This recipes is foolproof and incredibly easy. “I didn’t really care for our visit there so much…” said AJ as we left the restaurant. We visit Los Angeles pretty often but we tend to stick to our try and true favorites, Thai […]

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Marble Cake Recipe, with Meyer Lemon and Chocolate AND a Major Announcement!

January 27, 2014
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Follow This easy marble cake recipe is one of the best ever. I should know. I’m about to write a book on the subject of marbled, swirled and layered desserts. If you haven’t figured it out by the title of the blog post or by my summary sentence above, I’ve got a major announcement. I’m […]

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Korean BBQ Chicken Recipe, Day 5 of Chicken Wings Week

January 24, 2014
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Follow This Korean BBQ Chicken Recipe is above and beyond better than your typical teriyaki chicken wing recipe! Easy to make, either baked, broiled or grilled! “This one. These are the best wings. Ever!” declared AJ, even though he pretty much said that of every single chicken wings batch I’ve made. Truth be told, I […]

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Mole Chicken Wings with Tequila Lime Marinade

January 23, 2014
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Follow These mole chicken wings are first marinated in tequila lime making them tender, juicy and savory sweet with every bite. Totally worth the effort! “Mmmmm…” mumbled AJ with his eyes wide open and a big grin on his face when he took a bite of my most recent wing recipe. Chicken Wings Week has […]

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Honey Fried Chicken, Mississippi style!

January 22, 2014
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Follow This Honey Fried Chicken recipe is a Mississippi style fried chicken full of sweet crunchy and chewy batter around a tender juicy chicken wing! The minute I received the book Southern Fried by James Villas I knew it was for me, so much so that I had to include in one of my winter […]

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Korean Fried Chicken Recipe – insanely easy, super addictive

January 21, 2014
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Follow This insanely easy, super addictive Korean Fried Chicken Recipe is baked in the oven not deep-fried but still creates a super crisp skin! “Oh Man! Is that what we missed?!?” said my sister when she saw AJ post a picture of the Korean Fried Chicken Recipe that I had made. I originally had plans […]

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Pok Pok Wings Recipe – the start of chicken wings week!

January 20, 2014
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Follow You need this Pok Pok Wings Recipe, based on the much beloved Pok Pok Wings! Crisp and tasty wings packed full of sweet, spicy, umami flavor in every bite! “So I think I’m going to do a chicken wings week here on Eat the Love…” I said to AJ, floating the idea by him […]

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Photo Essay: Badlands National Park, South Dakota

January 9, 2014
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Follow “I think he’s off in the Badlands, running around…” said a friend of mine back when I was in college and inquired where a mutual friend of ours was spending the summer. It was the first time I had heard of the Badlands and was instantly intrigued at a place with such a strange […]

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Apple Pear Cobbler

January 6, 2014
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Follow This Apple Pear Cobbler is an easy and simple dessert, perfect for a cozy winter dinner! “So you’re on dessert duty, I hope that’s OK.” AJ told me, as we were going over our holiday itinerary back in Indiana. This was not a surprise to me as I’m pretty much always on dessert duty […]

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2014
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My Massive 2013 Year-End Recap!

December 30, 2013
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Follow I don’t know about you but 2013 has been a spectacular year for me! It flew by with me trying to just barely keep up. It was the year that I spoke at a number of major food conferences, won a coveted award for my photography, drove across the country with AJ in a […]

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