Nutella Hot Chocolate

  My throat was sore last night, and all I really wanted was a comforting mug of hot chocolate. I was bummed to see we were out of both hot chocolate mix, and cocoa, so I couldn’t even make any from scratch. We did, however, have a big fat jar of my favorite chocolate hazelnut…

Vodka Sauce Risotto

    Tonight, I was craving a big bowl of risotto. I was out of wine (damn) but I wondered if I could use a different alcohol instead. I realized we had vodka in the liquor cabinet and almost simultaneously realized there was a bowl full of plump, garden tomatoes – compliments of our neighbor….

Lavender Lemon Gooey Butter Cake

I needed to make dessert for a family reunion this past Saturday. I was thinking of lemon bars, or lavender lemon cupcakes but couldn’t decide. I ended up with something new. On my honeymoon I had an absolutely decadent dessert at a fabulous restaurant  (1111 Mississippi), called Gooey Butter Cake. They served it with a…