spring risotto

spring risotto

everyone always laughs when i say i want to be a firefighter. i do, though! i know it's a super strenuous job (both physically and mentally), but i think it'd be incredibly rewarding. also it would be cool to live with all my firefighter friends and slide down poles and shout "mayday!mayday!" when there's an emergency. segue >>>>> today [...]

chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough brownie cake

chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough brownie cake

  this is more a Neat Stack Of Diabetes than it is a cake. rounds of peanut butter cookie dough get spread with chocolate ganache and squashed between brick-like layers of brownie, then doused in more ganache and frosted with rosettes of whipped peanut butter buttercream. butterbutterbutterbutterbutter. i'm not sure what the best occasion for [...]

gorgonzola dolce risotto with mushrooms and charred pistachios

gorgonzola dolce risotto with mushrooms and charred pistachios

in greek mythology, gods and goddesses eat ambrosia as their primary form of sustenance. it's never clarified what ambrosia actually is, physically, but i'm betting that it changes based on the preferred tastes of the consumer. i'm thinking that this risotto is probably what ambrosia tastes like to gaia (mother earth). it tastes like.. a forest? a creamy, [...]

blackberry jam-packed dark chocolate cupcakes with whipped white and milk chocolate ganache frosting

blackberry jam-packed dark chocolate cupcakes with whipped white and milk chocolate ganache frosting

makes nine cupcakes i rarely make cupcakes. they're easy to overbake, underfill, overfrost, you get the idea. i also try to avoid the title of 'cupcake girl.'   all of that being said, you should DEFINITELY make these. the rich darkness of the cake finds a divine pair in the tangy blackberry preserves. the white [...]