Surprise Chocolate Macaroons

So,  I was trying to make 7 minute frosting,  and was doing fine until I decided to add 4Tbsp cocoa powder. Now,  I know that chocolate kills meringue,  but I added it anyways,  hoping it wouldn’t deflate the frosting too much. FAIL! It turned those stiff peaks into drippy batter.  So… in a last ditch […]

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Apple Rosette Pie Recipe

Brandied Apple Rosette Pie Recipe

Warning:  You are about to read a ridiculous apple pie recipe! It involves salted caramel, cheesecake, brandied apples, candied nuts and of course, flaki-licious pie crust. As if the flavors were not enough, this pie is also a stunning beauty that will no doubt steal the show. This apple rosette pie recipe was to be […]

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Butterscotch pie recipe

Butterscotch Pie Recipe

This lovely butterscotch pie recipe is delicious anytime of year! Not to mention it is a charming partner to pumpkin and apple pies during the holidays. Cream pies are a unique and fairly easy class of pies to make, with options ranging from coconut cream to chocolate cream to butterscotch and beyond. Once you’ve tried […]

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Mini Apple Galette Tart Recipe A'la Mode

Mini Apple Galette Recipe

Mini Apple Galette Recipe: A consolation for the early autumn The rain has certainly returned with no apologies. Whatever. Fine. We’ll adapt because that’s what we do here in Cascadia. Fortunately, there are consolation prizes for all this precipitation.Time to break out the flour, butter, and sugar and bake up a storm because nothing warms […]

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Classic Creamy Turkey Gravy Recipe

Just your basic scratch-made turkey gravy recipe Essential, basic, simple and wholesome. This is a modern take on classic creamy turkey gravy recipes, but it is better for you. Use it for your roast turkey breast, or make a massive batch of it for the Holiday feast.  The sneaky thing here is that the recipe […]

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Finished perfect baked hotwings recipe

Super-Easy Chicken Wings (not fried)

Like a perfectly executed quaterback sneak, once again Superbowl Snuck up on me It is a big chance to indulge quiet love for chicken wings. Here is my fail-proof formula: Super Easy No Fry Wings Mise en Plas 12 – 16 whole wings 1/3 cup flour 1 tsp salt or seasoning salt 1 Tbsp cornstarch […]

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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 Meatballs13

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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