Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Today I’m guest blogging over at 52 Kitchen Adventures! I was super excited when Steph asked me to be a part of The Chocolate Chipe Cookie Challenge. I made brown butter chocolate chunk cookies, and they’re pretty tasty if you ask me :) I talk about my favorite method for baking cookies, which results in perfectly baked cookies every time, as well as the key ingredients that will make your chocolate chip cookies stand out from the rest. The best part about this challenge is that you’re invited to participate as well! To read my guest post and to get the recipe for these brown butter chocolate chunk cookies, click here. Happy Monday!

The 2011 Holiday Project Round Up

I had high hopes for this series, but what came out of it was even more amazing than what I had anticipated! The pictures, the stories, the creativity in the dishes…amazing. Simply amazing.  I can’t thank everyone enough for participating in The Holiday Project. It made my holiday spirit burst at the seams! You guys rock. And to everyone that took time to read the guest posts, thank you for all of your sweet comments! Here’s a final round up of all the readers and bloggers who participated. Can’t wait to do this again next year! Bacon-Wrapped Abalone Poppers (By reader: Tammer from Oakland, California) Caramel-Glazed Apple Cake with Caramel Whipped Cream (By blogger: Rachel from Bakerita) Butternut Squash Soup (By reader: Lily from Brooklyn, New York) Whole Wheat Pomegranate Scones (By blogger: Laura from Family Spice) Piroghy Pie (By reader: Kristin from Elk Gove, California) Grain-Free Gingerbread Men (By blogger: Jenna from The Paleo Project) Beer Brewing, IPA Chicken [Continue Reading...]

‘Banh Mi’ — A Gourmet Vietnamese-Style Sandwich

Today’s Reader Guest Post for The Holiday Project: Nicole and Sheeter from Davis, California [These two make an awesome team. Sheeter makes the best homemade BBQ sauce and ribs while Nicole bakes up the most delicious treats. It's always so much fun going on food adventures with them!] *********************************************************   Banh mi (pronounced ‘ben me’ most places [although its southern pronunciation ‘bang me’ is, arguably, way funnier]) literally means bread in Vietnamese. But it’s much more than bread. It’s spicy and sweet, sour and savory, crunchy and chewy … all at once, which is probably why this Southeast Asian sandwich has such a cult-like following. Banh mi shops can be found in virtually any major city like say, San Jose, CA, home to some of the best banh mi outside of Vietnam and, more importantly, Lee’s Sandwiches, the most successful banh mi chain ever. Full disclosure: There may be some [Continue Reading...]

The Power of the Internet and Friendship

Today’s Blogger Guest Post for The Holiday Project: Camille and Marie from myFudo [These two ladies have never met but co-manage their blog together. It's wonderful to see how blogging and the internet can bring people together. Below, Camille and Marie talk about their favorite dessert and how they would share it with the other if/when they get to meet in person!] *************************************************************** The two creators of myFudo, one of the most fun and informative food community sites in the Internet, are great friends who have not yet seen each other in “real” life. If asked what they would do if they did get to meet, these would be their answers: Camille: My dear friend Marie and also my partner in myFudo is faced with a dilemma far from anything I’ve ever experienced. She resides a world away from her childhood home. I admire her strength for as I found [Continue Reading...]

Lasagna with Bolognese and Bechamel

Today’s Reader Guest Post for The Holiday Project: Lori from San Diego, California [Lori and I LOVE to share meals with one another and try to find time to cook together when we can.  She's so much fun, and I just love it when she's around. Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!] ************************************************************** Hello fellow foodies and readers of Life Tastes Like Food! My name is Lori and I loooove food.  I love to make it, bake it, watch it, talk it, read about it, and I have discovered I also like to write about it! Thank you Stephanie for letting me participate in your Holiday Project and for all the wonderful food memories we have shared!! So it’s the day after Christmas.  You are exhausted and if you are like me have just spent practically the entirety of the last 2+ weeks in the kitchen baking hundreds of cookies [Continue Reading...]

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