Recipes by Pestle Mortar

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Devil's Food Cake

Devil's Food Cake by Pestle Mortar

A very easy and incredibly delicious devil's food cake. This super moist cake with a creamy and intensely chocolate frosting will make you forget all about cake mixes!

2 votes
Quinoa Pudding

Quinoa Pudding by Pestle Mortar

A sweet and creamy play on rice pudding. It can be eaten for dessert or as a wholesome and hearty breakfast.

2 votes
Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes by Pestle Mortar

A little Valentine's Day treat! courtesy of Paula Deen via

1 vote
Food Challenge #1: Moe’s Mofongo

Food Challenge #1: Moe’s Mofongo by Pestle Mortar

Food Challenge #1: Moe’s MofongoOctober 13, 2009by HeatherA friend from law school responded to our plea for things to make with a suggestion for mofongo. I will readily admit that I had to Google it, because I had never heard of it, let alone tasted it. I found out that it’s a traditional Puerto Rican dish made from fried plantains…

3 votes
Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls by Pestle Mortar

Cinnamon RollsOctober 6, 2010by HeatherI’m a total morning person. If I have work to do, I’d much rather go to bed at 10pm and wake up at 4am than stay up late. Obviously I was a lot of fun in college. I think I was one of the few people who actually left parties to go to bed (plus my grandfather always said nothing good happens…

2 votes
Doughnut Holes

Doughnut Holes by Pestle Mortar

Doughnut HolesDecember 8, 2009by HeatherI’m always looking for new recipes to test and make part of my go-to list, which in reality means that I’m always finding recipes and filing them away and then making myself feel really guilty for not trying them. This was bad enough years ago when Food Network only showed Emeril Live and Ming…

2 votes
Challenge #2: Heidi’s Creamless Cream of Mushroom Soup

Challenge #2: Heidi’s Creamless Cream of Mushroom Soup by Pestle Mortar

Food Challenge #2: Heidi’s Creamless Cream of Mushroom SoupNovember 2, 2009by HeatherSo the last couple of weeks in Chicago have been cold (which we know makes me very sad). And I had a cold. So the last thing I wanted to do was cook or think about cooking, but I also wanted some comfort food, because I felt incredibly sorry for…

2 votes
Comfort Food 101

Comfort Food 101 by Pestle Mortar

Comfort Food 101September 30, 2009by HeatherEven though summer never really started, fall totally snuck up and scared me half to death. And I didn’t really expect it to pull up a chair and get comfy so quickly, you know? One day I’m in a cute sundress and flippies, the next I’m seeing 48 degrees on the weather channel. Give a girl…

2 votes
Fall Plum Tart

Fall Plum Tart by Pestle Mortar

Fall Plum TartSeptember 21, 2009by HeatherEven though I haven’t been in school for many many [many] years, September always feels like the start of the new year for me. I used to love getting all of my school supplies organized and ready, pack and repack my backpack and lay out my first day of school clothes (any wonder that I wasn’t…

2 votes
End of Summer Salad (not that summer actually ever started…)

End of Summer Salad (not that summer actually ever started…) by Pestle Mortar

End of Summer Salad (not that summer actually ever started…)September 4, 2009by HeatherIn an effort to get more comfortable in the kitchen, I try to take classes whenever I can. I don’t know that I’ve ever made one thing from any of the classes (aside…

2 votes