Nutella Pumpkin Swirl Muffins (recipe via thenovicechefblog.com)

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins*

I have held out as long as I could. It’s September 19th and I am officially breaking out the pumpkin recipes. Jorge and I were grocery shopping a couple days ago and there was a glorious stack of Libby canned pumpkin. I really did try to walk by it....
Truffled Tator Tots from Anise Gastropub in Tampa

Thoughts too long for Twitter.*

1. I wanted a new desk for my office – so that meant a trip downtown to Ikea. I bought this unfinished kitchen table (it would be way too small for a kitchen table – but a perfect desk) and threw on a few coats of mint green paint....
Stovetop Spinach and Artichoke Dip (recipe via thenovicechefblog.com)

Stovetop Spinach and Artichoke Dip*

Confession time? I was one of those lame kids that wouldn’t eat Spinach. I didn’t care how strong it made Popeye, I wasn’t touching it with a twenty foot pole. Once I reached high school, spinach leaves were in salads every where — it was the cool thing to...
Cajeta Candy (Chewy Milk Candy)  recipe via thenovicechefblog.com

Cajeta Candy (Chewy Cinnamon Milk Candy)*

I know exactly what you are thinking…What is Cajeta?? Cajeta is a syrup (kind of like Dulce De Leche), except it is traditionally made using a mixture of goat’s milk and cow’s milk. You caramelize the syrup and cook it until it is thick and then add in a...