Sesame Kingdom Mediterranean Spread – Product Review

It’s certainly no secret that I’m obsessed with the very nature of nut butter. For years I’ve pleased my palate – by the very spoonful – with any and every type of all natural, fresh ground nut and seed butter I have been able to find. I’ve been particularly fascinated with the interesting flavor combinations and unique…

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Artisan Bourbon Bread & Pecan Butter

I got to thinking about how mesmerizing the combination of a good bourbon is with sweet. You, bourbon “scented” baked goods? They are delicious. I thought about making something similar, yet a little more savory and smoky. And, something that will be inviting to anyone and everyone.

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Blood Orange Sumac Smoked Old Fashioned

I recently catered a three course dinner at the house again. Each component was complete with a wine pairing, as well as a dessert drink. It was phenomenal, and quite well themed. My guests are huge fans of both clove and allspice flavors, thus I took it upon myself to include the fragrant aromatics in each…

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Sweet Potato Lime Basil Soup

Very similar to the cilantro version of this soup I created a few months ago, I was presented with the opportunity to cater a dinner party and really wanted THAT SOUP, but had a few of those genetic cilantro soap tasters in the group. Thus, I amended…and it was great. Sweet Potato Lime Basil Soup…

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Artisan Basil Bread & Fresh Lime Butter

I originally baked this bread on a whim for my hubby on one tired afternoon – as a special treat for him. By the time he arrived home from work, the lights were dimmed, the darkness had taken over for dusk, and he was ready to be “done” for the day. However, he simply couldn’t…

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Parmesan Granola

Yes, this really is a “thing.” In fact, I just created this so-called thing for a dinner party appetizer recently. I wanted something sweet, but I wanted something savory, and I wanted it all-in-one. Who doesn’t love a sharp, tangy cheese and the nectar of the bees anyway? Snackable granola squares: slightly sweet, but elevated by…

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North Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork

When presented with the opportunity to nosh on some North Carolina BBQ standing at the foot of a food truck, I almost passed it up. It wasn’t until he said, “this is good.” “This is really good,” that I chose to partake. It may seem strange, but this man was a magician, and a bit…

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Honey Grapefruit Highball

I’m still floored at the quality and delectability of Glass Vodka. As I’ve stated before, I’m not much of a vodka drinker. In fact, I rarely partake…unless it’s in the form of Glass. And, I don’t like sweet – so the intensity of the honey nectar infusion without the sticky sweet – continues to amaze…

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Seeded Cracker Crisps

“Seedy, lighter-than-air crackers are bubbly baked in cheese and crowned with savory seeds and smoke.” Crispy? Check. Cheesey? Check. Fancy looking but easy to make? Check. These crackers are pure GOLD! If you’re looking for a quick snack, here’s your answer. If you’re looking for a somewhat fancy-schmancy gourmet accompaniment to your entertaining appetizer board,…

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