Peanut Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Peanut Peanut Butter Ice Cream

The Fourth of July was lovely this year! I mean, probably. I stayed inside all day like a nerd and missed the 500 different bands and parades that Atlanta has to offer. But it wasn’t all for nothing! I migrated Knuckle Salad to WordPress, and as you can see, it’s better now. So long, Blogger. Thanks for all the fish… …

Cream cheese pound cake

StumbleUpon showed me a recipe from Martha Stewart’s “Everyday Food” magazine (it’s a magazine? right?) the other day. It was for pound cake. I had been meaning to make a pound cake, because I have this fancy cake pan that only likes to make pound cake, and I never make any, so if I don’t start using it on a …

This ice cream is bananas!

Banana-fana Faux Ice Cream

At the end of the summer last year, the food blogging world was hit hard by an incredible new discovery: If you freeze a banana, then beat it up in a mixer or food processor for a while, it eventually turns into something with the flavor and consistency of ice cream. (Banana ice cream, of course.) No, I know—I didn’t …

Banana-Zucchini Fritters

Banana Zucchini Fritters

We forgot about the bananas again. With little more to work with than two overripe bananas and a zucchini from John’s mom, who had bought zucchini in bulk and quickly grown extremely tired of zucchini, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to figure out anything delicious to make. But I noticed that people do seem to like banana and zucchini …

Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins: Crumbly, sweet, also kind of good for you

I think it’s okay when we accidentally let our bananas slip our minds. It means we’re about to have some over-ripe bananas, and over-ripe bananas mean delicious banana baking, which means delicious banana dessert eating, and that is relevant to my interests.Usually, I just set-and-forget a loaf of banana bread, but this time I wanted to find something a little …

The most important chocolate cake of the day

Are there a dozen as-yet-uneaten chocolate whiskey cupcakes still in the house? I am happy to say that there are. Did I leap out of bed this morning and make chocolate oatmeal muffins? You bet I did. Are chocolate oatmeal muffins quite similar to chocolate whiskey cupcakes? Yes. Obviously. Stop judging. No one likes you when you’re judgey. Go have …

Chocolate Whiskey Mint Cupcakes

I put these cupcakes together for a birthday that falls on the day after St. Patrick’s Day. I wanted to incorporate things that remind me of the aimless revelry of St. Patty’s, like things being green for no reason, and whiskey, and… well, tiny piles of poo weren’t actually on my list of thematic bullet points, but I seem to …

Butter-mint Buttons

Butter-mint Buttons

You know what I never liked? Butter mints. They were always right up there with those peanut butter chewy things in the orange papers. And circus peanuts. Oh, and candy corn. There must be a whole aisle in some frightful underworld grocery devoted to second-rate Halloween candy, ten cents a pound, guaranteed to disappoint even the most laid-back trick-or-treater. And …

Yesterday’s Cheese… The Cookies of Tomorrow

When I had a pound of leftover ricotta in the fridge after the holidays, I turned to the Internet for direction, and was delighted to be pointed in the direction of Kate in the Kitchen’s Lemon Ricotta Cookies. I changed nothing about her recipe (I skipped the icing, but so did Kate), so I’m not even going to copy her …