Jump for (Almond) Joy!

That’s right, jump when I say jump. How high? At least as tall as this caloric explosion of no-bake goodness. That’s right NO BAKE. It’s hot and humid so you aren’t going to turn on your oven. You just aren’t. This little gem is an Almond Joy pie/cake hybrid and it looks way harder to…

Funk Food: NC Bagel Deli

Well, this was supposed to be my healthy week. I bought all this fresh veg and NO CARBS and as soon as I’d spent a fortune on feeding my body what it should be consuming, I managed to come down with the flu. What do you want when you have the flu? Not a bunch…

Give Your Valentine (Cordon) Bleu Balls

I have a confession:  I love Valentine’s Day. I detest heart-shaped things- jewelry, desserts, home goods- but I adore this holiday. Yes, it’s totally cheesy and a little embarrassing to admit, but it’s true. Relationship or naw, it’s an excuse to pamper someone you love (that someone can totally be yourself), pop some quality vino,…

Sparkly Cranberry Cake

I realize the holidays were nearly a month ago now, so consider this recipe a bit late or bit early for Valentine’s Day. You will want to make this for Valentine’s Day. It has red accents like that. Maybe just sub out some raspberries and let me know how it goes. This cake is THAT…

Berry Greetings from the Future

If I told you that I knew what you’d be eating two days from now for breakfast, would you believe me? You should, because I’m a psychic. Well, a baking psychic. That’s psychic with an ‘-ic,’ not with an ‘-o.’ Thanks very much. That’s right, two days ago I made my world famous berry good…

Fresh Carbs and Post Updates

Thought I'd give you all an update on my situation with the Unscripted Hotel in Durham. I received the nicest email from the hotel manager. He apologised profusely, offered a refund of the stay, and a complimentary next stay. So generous! I look forward to trying to property again and updating my review. He even…

Nutella Bark

What’s the world’s most perfect food? Nutella, of course! That’s why when I needed a truly quick (like 20 minutes) quick treat to bake for a recent birthday, I turned to this super simple recipe. It’s the quality ingredients that make it, so it can be a tad pricey to throw together, but perfect when…

Nutella Crack

This is a Momofuku Milk Bar recipe (purportedly) that is (purportedly) more addictive than crack. I whipped up dinner for my neighbor last weekend and we had this for dessert. He took the leftovers home in (his) dirty Tupperware that had previously housed egg rolls. He claims that this recipe was so good it didn’t…

24 Carrot Magic in the Air

This is definitely the cake Bruno Mars croons over in his 24 Carrot jam. It does, in fact, only contain eight large carrots, but I think you’ll let it slide after you taste it. My next door neighbor did (apartment 414) when he ate HALF of this cake in two days. That is an impressive…

Funk Food: Cauliflower Breadsticks

Ever continuing my quest for Funk Food – that’s faux junk food for those of you who can look at the stuff without gaining ten pounds – today, I test drove garlic cauliflower “bread sticks.” Let me just tell you these made my heart do a happy dance and that TWO of them equal ONE…

Spinach Pizza

There’s a new love in my life. Spinach pizza has replaced zucchini pizza as the best faux junk food in the kitchen. It holds up better, has much less water – lending itself to actually being picked up by hand, and really is just tastier. Oh. And there’s NO FLOUR. Zucchini pizza takes a little…

Super Model Project: It’s Not Gardetto’s

I remember when my brother and I were wee little children we used to find it hilarious to call those overly salty, overly brown bags, rye, bagel-chippy bags of Gardetto’s, “Gardetto’s Snack Crap.” That’s precisely what it was. Chrissy Teigan had the opposite reaction. She would NEVER call the Gardetto’s “snack crap.” The salt bombs…