Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

Okay, so it’s 4-20 and I’m not posting a recipe for secret brownies this year, but these Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars will fit the bill. You’ll have to trust me on this one. After multiple attempts to create the perfect bourbon cookie, my cookie connoisseurs informed me there just wasn’t enough bourbon flavor. I…

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Spiced Avocado Mousse & Blood Orange Cinnamon Cream

Avocado Mousse is one of my favorite ways to both magically surprise staunch fruit and veggie eschewers, and to gently “trick” them just a little bit. You see, raw avocado mousse tastes nothing like the creamy goddess green fruit (often confused for a veggie). It also tastes no where near healthy ~ masquerading as mere…

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Simple Cinnamon Twists

Dough is one of those things that is incredibly versatile in the kitchen. Pie dough, bread dough, pizza dough…it can all be transformed into a plethora of delightfulness, both sweet and savory. With my leftover pizza dough from last week, I whipped up a super simple cinnamon twist for breakfast – or dessert – or…

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Apple Cinnamon Pecan Cream Tart

Remember that amazing Flaky Apple Pecan Tart from a few weeks ago? Oh, and remember those gorgeous Apple Rosettes from a few months ago? Well, both have been requested as “gifts” a few times over since posting the recipes. Oh, and both were originally gifts as well. This warms my heart… (gifting and food requests)…

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Chocolate Salami

It happened again  This time I want you to pay attention! ? Chocolate salami is a Portuguese and Italian dessert made from dark chocolate, broken cookies, butter, eggs and a bit of port wine or rum. The dessert became popular across Europe and elsewhere, often losing alcohol as an ingredient along the way. Well, if I have my way (and I almost always do), this Portuguese-Italian version of chocolate…

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Chocolate Pastry Braid

I recently saw a pretty catchy video on YouTube… Fun, dynamic, spunky ~ It made me think I really need to step up my game! Alas, I’m already feeling absolutely as busy as a bee these days and the thought of tackling another video project overwhelms me to no end. The idea makes me want to hideaway…

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Honeyed Goat Cheese Pastry Diamonds

It’s a Sunday surprise! As you know, I don’t typically post recipes on Sunday mornings. However, I’ve been so incredibly busy baking in the kitchen this week that I simply couldn’t resist a little Sunday morning pastry share. Honey and goat cheese whipped together to fill a gorgeous, golden phyllo dough puff pastry… …and topped…

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Vanilla Protein Custard

I really like to start off my mornings with something warm. Yes, coffee, of course! But after that, I still long for something hot and toasty to soothe both my belly and my soul. I also crave protein – – but with that yearning for warmth, strength, and energy, sometimes it’s just nice to have…

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