Smoked Salty Almond Chocolate Cookies

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If you’ve read our About page, you would know that Leili and I met while working at a bakery in Boston. Allow me to garnish with extra information on our delicious friendship. Leili worked back of house as a baker while I worked front of house – we quickly became friends by talking about boys and her occasionally sneaking me sweets.

Between the two of us, Leili is the sweets and I am the salty. I have always been intimidated by baking but slowly unlearning that fear. This all changed very recently when Leili got me the Not Without Salt Cookie Mix by the great Ashley Rodriguez for Christmas.

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Lady Verona {Maple Cranapple Cosmo}

cocktail1Get ready, ‘cause we’re boozing it up today.

Sometimes it’s nice to have a little something sweet to reward yourself with, and although I’m all for turning to a sweet snack, it’s also a good idea to have a few drink recipes in your back pocket for when you want to celebrate life’s little victories…or for the days when it’s easier to face a cocktail than reality. Continue reading

Miso Braised Pork Belly Noodles

Two BowlsValentine’s Day is near– it’s a faux holiday that makes us single folks feel bad. It’s not my favorite day of the year BUT lots of places make these incredible Valentine Day’s desserts and I always like to treat myself to a couple things. I am my own sugar momma.

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However, dinner is a completely different story. Last year, Leili and I did Galentine’s Day and it was a complete disaster trying to book a reservation. We had dinner at 5:30 because we waited until last minute to look. This year will be different. Continue reading