Cookbooking: Joy The Baker | Chocolate Bourbon-Spiked Banana Bread

Cookbooking: Joy The Baker | Chocolate Bourbon-Spiked Banana Bread - offbeat + inspired

For the longest time, I didn’t consider myself much of a baker - the idea of having to measure turned me off. I generally have more of a “let’s throw in a little of this and a little of that until it tastes good” mentality.

Enter Joy The Baker. Joy has been sharing her kitchen creations for a while, but I just started following her regularly several months ago (what the heck was I waiting for?). Her witty, endearing writing makes you feel like you’re chatting over a cup of coffee and a plate of Peanut Butter Bacon Pancakes, while her recipes have the power to induce spontaneous salivation. Coffee Bacon Sandwiches will be happening very soon in my kitchen, and Dark Chocolate, Pistachio + Smoked Sea Salt Cookies inspired my own cupcake version.

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Cookbooking: Sprouted Kitchen | Cornmeal Cakes with Cherry Compote

Cookbooking - Sprouted Kitchen -Cornmeal Cakes with Cherry Compote 1 - offbeat + inspired

A few months ago, I got my hands on a copy of Hugh and Sara Forte’s cookbook, The Sprouted Kitchen. Just like their blog of the same name, this book is chock-full of fresh, beautiful and healthful recipes.

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