Trompe L’Oeil Eggs and Toast

Trompe L'Oeil Eggs and Toast. Lemon pudding "eggs" with lemon curd yolks and fennel seed cake "toasts". From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious www.blossomtostem.net

For a number of years in my late twenties and early thirties, Dan and I and a group of friends took turns hosting fortnightly dinner parties where we cooked a meal and played board games and enjoyed each other’s company. (We also passed around an infamous set of poorly made, tangled chimes that had originally […]

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Salty Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies. Fudgy brownies with a crisp layer of chocolate-peanut-butter feuilletine topped with a swirl of salted peanut butter buttercream. Salty, sweet, crispy, creamy, delicious! From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious www.blossomtostem.net

It’s been an exhausting couple of weeks around here. We’ve had a steep learning curve as new dog owners. Our crooked-tailed mischief-maker has loads of energy and even with hour-long romps in the park by the lake and numerous shorter walks around the neighborhood she still manages to race around our apartment at a frenetic […]

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How to Make Simple Syrup (and 7 variations on it) #cocktailbasics

How to make simple syrup (and 7 more variations on it) #cocktailbasics From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious www.blossomtostem.net

After fielding questions from a number of friends about where to begin with making cocktails, I’m starting a series that will walk you through the basics. Last time, I covered basic equipment. Today, I’ll teach you how to make one of the most essential cocktail ingredients, simple syrup. After you have the basic equipment for making cocktails, […]

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