When you’re hosting those “dreaded” in-laws, organizing a birthday celebration or a plain old celebration for that matter, these recipes bring that WOW factor when entertaining. The reason I call this section Worth the Splurge is because these ingredients are not always used in your day to day cooking (mainly because they cost a pretty penny!). While we often only think of money when talking about a splurge, some of these recipes are more demanding of your time as well! Meaning, when all is said and done, you’ve created a restaurant worthy meal to be shared with your loved ones (or just for yourself!). However, don’t be intimidated, Worth the Splurge doesn’t always mean complicated; enjoy the process!