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Elegant Pumpkin Pie

November 21, 2014
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I know it’s really easy to buy canned pumpkin and I’ve heard that it tastes just as good or even better than fresh pumpkin. The trouble of making your own puree might not be worth it. Those little sugar pumpkins are just so cute though and I wanted to see for myself. So this year […]

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How to Make Candied Orange Peels

November 13, 2013
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You may have noticed on my dark chocolate and orange tart post the candied orange peels garnishing the tart. Candied peels make beautiful garnishes for cakes, tarts, parfaits or ice cream. You can make plain candied peels or dredge them in sugar for a crystallized look. They’re not difficult to make and taste wonderful if […]

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Spiced Toasted Walnuts

December 9, 2011
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It’s far from spring cleaning time but I’ve been cleaning and de-cluttering the house for a while now.  I figured it’s the best time to make some donations and try to sell off some unused items. Anyways while sifting through various random papers, I came across this recipe for spiced walnuts that I wrote down […]

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Finale Friday: Summer Berry Salad & Frosted Basil Leaves

July 8, 2011
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I found myself with a ton of left over berries from a very gluttonous Fourth of July weekend. Since berries don’t stay fresh for very long, I thought it would be easiest to  just use them up in our daily fruit smoothie. But as I was doing the usual post party refrigerator and bar clean […]

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Finale Friday: An Introduction to Sauces

May 13, 2011
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Sauces are an easy way to dress up your main item. They can influence both the taste and look of your plate. They can brighten up the appearance of an otherwise drab main item. While it’s tempting to choose a bright color for contrast, it’s essential to make sure the flavor pairs well with the main item. No matter how […]

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Finale Fridays Blog Series and Lemon Chips Recipe

April 22, 2011
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Somewhere between when I started this blog and learning my way around a DSLR and Twitter, I think I lost sight of my original vision. I’ve always loved plating desserts and really wanted to focus on it. So I’ve decided to attempt a blog series, Finale Fridays. I hope to post something related to the art of the […]

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