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A Hummingbird Cake That’ll Hover in Your Mind Forever

A Hummingbird Cake That’ll Hover in Your Mind Forever

I am proud (read: terrified) to inform you that I have joined the folks over at the Sunday Afternoon Baking Club! This is a group of bakers who bake along with a theme each week and share the results on Instagram. I was intimidated to 

The Futile Bakery in Lexington, Kentucky | Local Foodie Friday

The Futile Bakery in Lexington, Kentucky | Local Foodie Friday

The following post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own. Things are looking up here in Kentucky (pandemic-wise), so I am very happy to be able to bring you a new #LocalFoodieFriday post! While many have been leaning heavily into takeout, I’ve been making 

Bananas Foster Pie, Choclatized

Bananas Foster Pie, Choclatized

I’ve talked a lot about #52WeeksofCooking, a challenge on Reddit that has done a lot to help keep me creative in the kitchen. On Mardi Gras week the theme was, of course, Mardi Gras. I had a great idea for bananas foster beignets, but time 

Vegan Cottage Pie, Indian Style

Vegan Cottage Pie, Indian Style

Vegan cottage pie was my first taste of a dish that was successfully adapted from its carnivorous cousin by vegans. Before I went vegetarian myself, my vegan friend brought most of her own food to our Friendsgivings as I was busy preparing a ham as 

South Korea: Hotteok

South Korea: Hotteok

When thinking about what to make for South Korea in my Gent Goes Global series, I wanted to make sure I was exploring something new. Though limited, my experience with Korean food included dishes like bibimbap and sides such as kimchi. Steering away from those, 

Apple Confit

Apple Confit

I came across this recipe when I was trying to fit a challenge brief. The challenge was “confit” and I was struggling to wrap my mind around what that meant in a vegetarian context. My limited experience with the term “confit” included mostly duck. Duck 

Bulgaria: Lyutenitsa

Bulgaria: Lyutenitsa

As part of my #LocalFoodieFriday series, I once wrote about a Bulgarian restaurant just minutes from my house that introduced me to a beautiful and rich cuisine for the first time. Sadly, 4 Seasons has since closed. While I am always hurt by the closure 

Creamy Curried Corn

Creamy Curried Corn

Most of my recipes of late have been in my #GentGoesGlobal series, which means I’m discovering something new. So I rarely get the chance to do the stereotypical blogger thing where you write a novel about how much a recipe means to you before you 

Armenia: Ghapama

Armenia: Ghapama

Alright y’all, we are back for yet another #GentGoesGlobal post! Last time we went to Nigeria, and we’re moving northeast now to visit the Caucasus Mountains and Armenia. Get your winter squash out and prepare the dried fruits – we’re making ghapama! I chose this 

Nigeria: Jollof Rice

Nigeria: Jollof Rice

I know. I know. If you’re reading this title and already wanting to kill me, I understand. The battle between Nigeria and Ghana over the “ownership” of jollof rice is FIERCE. But hear me out on why I decided to make it as my Nigerian