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Showing posts from February, 2015

Dark Chocolate, Pistachio and Smoked Sea Salt Cookies

Dark Chocolate, Pistachio and Smoked Sea Salt Cookies One of my current favorite cookbooks is Joy Wilson's (aka Joy the Baker ) Homemade Decadence , which I posted about a couple months ago. Slowly I've been making (or baking) my way through her cookbook and I'd like to share another recipe of hers that is a creative twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie. A chocolate chip cookie with pistachios and smoked sea salt! When I saw these cookies in Joy's book I was so intrigued by use of smoked sea salt and pistachios. I didn't have the smoked sea salt and I didn't really want to go out any buy this special (and expensive sounding) salt just for making cookies. Then when I was cleaning up my spice cabinet I found these little packets of hickory smoked sea salt that I had received from my Love with Food subscription that I had stashed away because I didn't know what to do with them. So this was a great surprise because I immediately remembered this co

Vanilla and Blueberry Cheesecake Pudding (+ Supermarket Healthy Cookbook Review)

Vanilla and Blueberry Cheesecake Pudding Do any of you follow any reality food television or food competitions? There are several food competition shows now that seem to be getting more and more popular. There are really only two food competition shows that I've watched and they are "The Next Food Network Star" and "The Taste." There are some of my favorite cooks and chefs that came out of the series that I adore, including Guy Fieri, Aaron McCargo Jr., and Melissa D'Arabian! One of the things that I loved about Melissa was that she always seemed like the underdog on the show but she always came out on top and ended up winning the competition. Her show and her books focus on delicious yet inexpensive meals to feed your family, which is a great concept. The Review: Supermarket Meals is Melissa D'Arabian's second book. As you may expect from the title, this cookbook features healthy recipes whose ingredients that you can find at your local su