Sweet baked potato

Not everyone likes sweet potatoes, maybe its their color? I happen to love them, YUM!! I usually eat them with brown sugar, butter and pecans; at thanksgiving and christmas. And here is where I think the true misconception begins.  Sweet potatoes do not always have to be prepared sweet.  As in pies, pancakes, or the traditional…

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Crepes

This is a pretty versatile recipe. You can make sweet and savory dishes with crepes. If you are going to be using this for both, you should use the savory recipe. However is you will be making sweet crepes, for either breakfast or dessert, use the sweet crepe recipe. Another thing that makes this versatile…

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Apricot Bacon Risotto

This is my absolute favorite risotto, well except for one that has truffles, but lets face it when am I ever going to have truffles at home. One of the reasons that I love this risotto is that it is sweet; because of the dried apricots, salty; because of the bacon and creamy because of…

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Corned Beef Hash

Here is my nod to St. Patrick’s Day fare. I’m not much into boiled cabbage or potatoes, I like the maillard reaction, browning and carmelizing, of food way to much to be boiling anything but water; well maybe pasta. Anyway, I confess that when push comes to shove I will eat the dogfood version that comes in the…

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Limoncello Tart

I am not much of a fruit dessert girl, but every once in a while I like something different from chocolate.  I had some fresh lemon juice that needed to be used and I chose lemon curd instead of lemonade. I absolutely love lemon curd as a filling for cake, or a topping for a…

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Fudgy Brownies

Okay this picture is deceiving. The top looks like the brownies would be dry and unappetizing, but wrong! These are the fudgiest, densest, and most chocolaty brownie I have ever had. This recipe is almost like a flourless cake it has so little flour.  To make them look more appetizing you could top it with a…

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Apricot Danish

I love all things sweet for breakfast, like danish, doughnuts, muffins, scones, and pop tarts, the chocolate ones. Anyway, I also like to make laminated dough, not a common thing even among pastry chefs.  It takes a long time and it’s a lot easier to just buy the dough or even just buy the danish…

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Cinnamon Rolls

Some of the sweet options in this recipe could be to use different spices, like ginger with dried apples, or lemon zest with dried blueberries, or white chocolate pieces with dried cranberries. Or better yet, the best of both worlds, bacon and maple rolls! Oh the endless possibilities, I love baking. Ingredients 16.125 oz bread…

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Egg Salad

Egg salad is not really a glamorous sandwich like the turkey club, but its tasty and packed full of protein. Since I’m a texture girl, I like my egg salad chunky with pieces of onion and sometimes celery. I don’t like it bland either, I made homemade mayonnaise or rather an aoli (mayo with garlic) so it…

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Cornbread Muffins

Most cornbread recipes result in a dry and tasteless muffin.  This one is different. I think the secret is sugar and creamed corn. It is light, but moist and has little pieces of corn and is slightly sweet. I have only made these as muffins, however, you could probably adapt it to a 9 x…

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