Butter Pecan Bourbon Ice Cream

I’m still on the Boozy Ice Cream kick, and I still have a stash of Bourbon Candied Pecans. I’m going a little crazy, but that’s okay – I was already slightly crazy anyway. The idea of booze inside the ice cream, making it slightly more “adult” with wine was a winner. Thus, today’s version is…

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Lemon Vanilla Mint Shortbread Tartelettes

We had a party! Actually, we didn’t have the party, our neighbors did. But, we got to participate, and that’s just as great! Sangria and tapas. I offered to bring dessert. Something “tapa-ish,” bite-sized, and not too sweet. A tapa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtapa]), in Spanish cuisine, is an appetizer, or snack. It may be cold (such…

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Red White and Blue Cheesecake

July is long gone, as are the celebratory fireworks of red, white, and blue. However, by no means does that indicate an inability to celebrate with color – and a little bit of sweet! This sweet treat, however, is a little different. It’s unique. It adds a little bit of stink…a little bit of funk…blue…

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Summer Peach Cobbler

Well, if you’re frying up some chicken and baking some homemade buns (aka Chick-fil-A), you might as well make some peach cobbler for dessert! Oh, don’t forget the sweet tea – or bourbon. The Palisade peaches are sweet and soft and oh, so delicious.

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Sugared Mint Shortbread Bars

They are buttery little bites. They are sweet little bites. They are minty little bites. And, they are lemony little bites. But let’s face it, shortbread really is all about that butter.

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Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Cookies

Brian had an early, early morning team meeting today. So, I thought I’d whip up something nice for those hardworking, BI early bird nerds. This meeting didn’t call for the traditional coffee and donuts – or even bagel bites and cream cheese. This morning, it’s cookies for breakfast. Try dunking these into your Chai today!

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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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Strawberry Rose Rhubarb Panna Cotta

Just as spring began to emerge this year, I said to Valerie, “I really want to make rhubarb rose panna cotta.” Of course, she smiled and said, “okay.” What else would she say? Any excuse for us to get into the kitchen and whip up a sweet or a savory storm leaves us both grinning….

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Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse

Mousse in a blender? I may not be a mousse expert, but when I saw this idea I was fairly certain that one did not make mousse in a blender. I went ahead and tried the task anyway, tweaking the recipe to my own liking, just in case. As I poured the liquid blender mousse into ramekins…

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