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Holiday Recipes via Oyster Evangelist

Check out the Oyster Evangelist for some serious inspiration for this year’s Holiday feasts. She features some fantastic recipes from Cooks Illustrated. Her imagery on her blog will make you MELT!

“Take the pumpkin pie. Who doesn’t already have a recipe? Well, in reading the article that goes along with the recipe, I learned that most of the pumpkin pies I’ve ever eaten have had a somewhat grainy texture. It struck me as a relatively minor issue until I had the Cook’s Illustrate version to compare…” View the rest clicking the link to her site, below!

Christopher Kimball is my Copilot.

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Kim’s Pumpkin Soup (via Heart Spoon)

Kim's Pumpkin Soup Last month’s cooking club was hosted by the lovely Kim, our lone vegetarian. One of my favorite cooking club conversations occurred thanks to her eating habits, (plus a few glasses of wine and some sheer honesty). Bianca: “Kim. To be honest, I didn’t know if I’d like you after I heard we had a vegetarian in the club. But I really do. You are fantastic.” Kim: “Thanks, Bianca. I’m happy I changed your mind.” Appropriately enough, her theme was a ve … Read More

via Heart Spoon

The Chocolatiest Birthday Cake (via Dinner & Dessert)

Gorgeous. Just, gorgeous.

The Chocolatiest Birthday Cake I turned 24 on January 9, and wanted to make a cake to celebrate.  (Yes I made my own :))  I knew it had to be chocolate, and I’ve had my eye on this Chocolate Intensity Cake for a while now.  The Daring Bakers made this cake in February 2007 and gave it rave reviews about how rich it was.  Perfect! I am one of those people who has a high tolerance for rich desserts.  I’ve never had to stop eating something because it is “too rich.”  I remember t … Read More

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This is what Heaven tastes like: Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Buttercream Cake with Ganache Drizzle

There are some people, I just want to marry, that’s the only way I can explain it. Like this lady. She makes the most beautiful, lovely cakes I think I have ever seen.

This is one of the most beautiful cakes I have ever laid eyes upon.

 

All I can say is, "Wow."

 

One day, I will make this, and I will understand what heaven tastes like. 🙂

 

Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Buttercream Cake with Ganache Drizzle.

 

Oh, my gosh.