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Perfect Brownie Squares

December 1, 2015
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This is a sponsored post from Epicurious. All opinions, text, and photos are mine.  Call me a perfectionist, a food snob, or just crazy, but I like my food to look beautiful. When it comes to brownies, cupcakes and cookies, the word elegant does not come to mind. That all changed one day thanks to […]

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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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Mexican Fried Ice Cream, Served 3 Ways

April 26, 2013
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My whole family loves Mexican food. So if there’s ever a reason to have some nachos, margaritas, guacomole, salsa, or whatever else, we are totally in. Cinco de Mayo, another perfect excuse, is coming up! So I thought I’d share with you my favorite Mexican dessert choice- fried ice cream. That got me thinking. Is […]

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Flourless Molten Lava Cakes with Kumquat Sauce

March 21, 2013
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A few weeks ago, I made molten lava chocolate cakes. As I pulled the last two out of the freezer, I was feeling a little guilty. I confess. I ate them secretly and out of sight from my now gluten free husband. So I decided to make more. This time gluten free. Why not? After […]

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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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