Butterscotch Rum Crepe Cake

It’s not often that you come across butterscotch as an adult. Am I right? Butterscotch seems to be reserved for summer time ice cream sundaes, topped with whipped cream and nuts, and maybe a cherry on top. Crepes seem to fall into the special occasion category as well, as do cakes, at least in our…

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Iced Avocado Chocolate Latte

Remember the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino craze back in April? It was insane. Starbucks must really have some good minds behind their marketing ~ those geniuses sold more of those sugary fruit smoothies in a few days than anything on earth (well, I may be slightly exaggerating – but you get the point).

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Chocolate Dulce de Leche Sopapilla Pie

Dulce de leche is just one of those “things” in life you have to experience to really understand. I think the same might be true of sopapillas as well. Especially as a kid at Casa Bonita in Denver – yes, all you Coloradoans know exactly what I’m talking about. The food is atrocious, even the…

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How to Frost a Beautiful Cake

I love baking – and I love frosting ~ the art and the challenge of the sticky, delectable decor. Kevin Richard, from Richard’s Pantry, shares with us today some of his best tips for icing the best cake of your life! When the goal is to make your cake look better in every aspect, the…

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Rosemary Red Wine Fricassee

Fricassee or fricassée/ˈfrɪkəsiː/ is a method of cooking meat in which it is cut up, sautéed and braised, and served with its sauce, traditionally a white sauce. Fricassee is an old term, first attested in England in the mid-16th century. It is a French word, but the exact etymology is uncertain. It is theorized to…

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Brown Butter Chocolate Pastry Braid

Just like yesterday, I’m often curious to “find out” what might “happen” in the kitchen. And, I’m always willing to try. I’ve baked this simply pastry dessert in the past, using puff pastry instead of filo dough. It was truly delicious. And, even though I pose curiosity here, I really KNEW this baked brilliance would…

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Cashew Cacao Espresso Bean Cookies

Just recently, I awoke on a Saturday morning, and Brian said to me, “what would happen if you put chocolate covered espresso beans in a cookie?” “Let’s find out!” I quickly responded. So we did. We (or I) also wanted to “find out” what would happen with the gorgeous addition of some super fantastic Artisana…

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Rainbow Radish Salad

I simply love the fresh produce this time of year. Although I’ll always miss the fresh markets and plethora of pleasing produce abounding on the streets of the PNW, I’ll take what I can get here.

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