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The Best Nut Butter

Now that we’ve entered the month of December, I do everything possible to make my life a little more festive. Here are some deliciously festive tips: 1. Add eggnog instead of milk or cream to your coffee (shout out to Emily!) 2. Add equal parts eggnog and water when making your morning oatmeal/kamut (or, for those who are really  ...

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Dragon Sauce

Only the best and most cherished restaurants leave an impact on their visitors. Sometimes it is simply a sensation or emotion, drawn from the walls or from the energetic and knowledgeable servers. And sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can be left with an impact that comes straight from the food itself. I am definitely not a difficult  ...

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world, which you might have guessed simply by its exorbitant cost at the grocery store. Sometimes I would try to compensate with artificial vanilla extract, but it just didn’t cut it for me. So I took it as my mission to make my own: for future gifts to friends and family (what a great  ...

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