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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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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Chocolate Cherry Balsamic Pie

I wanted to make something for my sweetie pie this year for Valentine’s Day. What’s better than a little slice of pie? Cherry Pie…Chocolate Pie…Chocolate Cherry Pie ~ with a hint of balsamic reduction. Can you see it? Can you smell it? Can you taste it? I’ll bet you can ~ and, needless to say,…

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Phyllo Pie

It sure seems like everyone insists on traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. I have no problem with this. In fact, my bestie and I baked up a gorgeous leaf layered pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as well. We gobbled it up – yes, we did. However, there is also a time and place for…

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Lemon Mascarpone Pear Tartlette

Can you believe it’s been almost 18 months since I first dreamed up this recipe? I remember it well. I was sitting across the table from my bestie, enjoying a gorgeously delicious giant “BIG” salad for lunch. (Neither of us look like Elaine Benis, by the way). We gabbed and gossiped (for shame), and all…

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Spiced Carrot Cheesecake Pie

For a long, long time, carrot cake was my very favorite – I think it was because it has always been my mom’s favorite… Recently I’ve been dreaming up a way to combine the earthy sweet of my great carrot cake fondness with the creamy texture of richly whipped cheesecake AND the dreamy crust of…

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