Epic Caramel Mocha Cake Recipe - Cafe Latte Frosting Recipe, Caramel Recipe Filling, Chocolate Cake Recipe, Chocolate Ganache Recipe Finish

Epic Caramel Mocha Cake Recipe

  Christmas Eve came around and I had a gnarly baking itch to satisfy.  Epic Caramel Mocha Cake was the answer.  Cookies simply did not cut it. Though this is part of my off-the-hip series, this is not exactly a simple recipe.  There are four different components working in harmony to make the masterpiece that […]

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Vegetarian Meatballs Recipe (aka Arancini recipe)

Vegetarian meatballs recipe – great for the holidays! Off the hip recipes are those that I make up with no pre-planning. Some times there is a plan, sometimes they are a delicious culinary accident worth sharing. These little tasty bites are like a round risotto fritter, and they are my take on Italian classic “arancini” […]

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Roasted Garlic and Apple Dressing Recipe

I shared this dressing recipe with my participants at In Good Taste Cooking School in November 2012. “Thanksgiving for Two” was the class, and it was a blast. The response was very positive, so I’m sharing this recipe with you all. It’s never too late to try a different dressing recipe – and this one is […]

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

An “off the hip” recipe.  This is a new series of posts where I will share the recipes that I randomly create.  Most of these will be quite simple.   Unlike our show recipes or our cookbook, these have not been triple or quadruple tested.  They are  spontaneous in nature and intended to spur your creativity.   […]

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Fennel-White Bean Soup Recipe

Off the Hip Cooking I’m always creating new foods, most of them are actually quite simple and driven by what I have on hand. Like many of you, I have champagne tastes and a beer budget.  Ultimately, it is a leading cause for why my hubby and I started the show. We found it much […]

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blackberries for seedless black berry jam - Hot Kitchen, Recipe

Blackberry Jam

Blackberry Jam Himalyan blackberries are an invasive species to the Pacific Northwest that I both love and hate.  I hate them because they take over and have these wicked thorns on them.  I love them because they are prolific bearers of beautiful, juicy fruit which I like to turn into jam. There is a grouping […]

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Hot Kitchen Rustic Nectarine Tart Recipe Demonstration

#76 Nectarine Hand Pie Recipe + Rustic Nectarine Tart

This cute little heart shaped hand pie recipe is from episode #76. Hand pies are finger friendly, miniature sized pies.  When it comes to date night, I always advocate for little, cute, finger friendly desserts that are as cute to look at as they are tasty.  Sure sometimes I’ll make a full sized cake or […]

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