White Chocolate Cranberry Pound Cake Recipe

White Chocolate Cranberry Pound Cake

I am aware it’s technically pie season.  All of the “Best Pies For Your Friendsgiving” lists have had me in a panic.  I’m currently in a cake mood, however, and I refuse to cave to Pie Pressure. The cranberries filling the grocery shelves have been tempting me for the past few weeks.  (Plus, they’re on…

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Bacon Cheddar Beer Cornbread Recipe

Bacon Cheddar Beer Cornbread

Garden & Gun recently posted a “Southern Chefs in the Hot Seat” video, asking a few of the South’s big names about their personal food preferences and habits.  It ends with a lightning round of difficult decisions, making the chefs choose between bourbon and beer, BBQ and fried chicken, and lastly, biscuits and cornbread. Biscuits…

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Pisco-Spiked Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate Recipe

Pisco-Spiked Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate

Hot beverages soothe the soul.  You’re forced to slow down, sip carefully and deliberately.  You’re savoring rather than chugging and multi-tasking.  It’s calming, almost meditative, and this week it was necessary. I broke my camera a few days ago, sending me halfway into panic mode.  Luckily, my man is quite the photographer and is letting…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Caramel Brownies Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Caramel Brownies

Let’s make this a quickie.  We’ve all got Halloween costumes to finish, party plans to make, and nice weather to enjoy.  I won’t waste your time by sharing the details of my week.  (Perfect “day-drinking” weather — ’nuff said!) I won’t even try to sell you on these Pumpkin Cheesecake Caramel Brownies.  They sell themselves….

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Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs Recipe

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Have you ever gotten a little too tipsy at your own party? Of course you’re classy and keep it together until most of your guests have trickled out.  But you’ve been entertaining and playing Hostess with the Mostest all night while drinking at a responsible pace.  The party is winding down, and everything’s gone relatively…

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Sweet Potato Pie with Oat Cookie Crust and Rum Whipped Cream Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie with Oat Cookie Crust and Rum Whipped Cream

I doubt this is the most popular point of view, but sweet potato pie kicks pumpkin pie’s ass EVERY time.  Don’t tar and feather me, please.  It’s just the truth.  Accept it. Don’t get me wrong.  I love pumpkin pie.  Whenever there’s an option, though, I will pick sweet potato over pumpkin always. Given my…

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Bourbon Soaked Apple Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Bourbon Soaked Apple Gingerbread Cake

I ate an insane amount of cake this week.  Remember the cake fails I spoke of a few days ago (Chocolate Chunk Graham Cracker Cookies)?  This cake was one of the culprits. My first cake fail involved accidentally using heavy cream instead of milk.  What was I thinking?!  I just grabbed a bottle out of…

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Chai Whiskey Sour Recipe

Chai Whiskey Sour

You know that whole hipster “Put an egg on it” thing? I dig it.  I can’t think of* a single sandwich, burger, salad, noodle bowl, or pizza that isn’t greatly enhanced with the addition of an egg. Cocktails, too.  I love a great egg drink.  Fizzes, flips, sours, even eggnog.  I don’t mind making them,…

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Chocolate Chunk Graham Cracker Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Chunk Graham Cracker Cookies

Some weeks I amaze myself with a number of winning recipes.  Like, “Check me out.  I’m kicking baking’s ass this week!”  Other times, it’s just a whole lot of cussin’ and disappointment.  It’s just like that sometimes, you know? This week was plagued with cake disasters and pie fails.  After mounting frustration, I opted to…

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Brown Butter Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Brown Butter Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies

HAPPY NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!!!! Whoa.  Best National (Whatever) Day Ever. Have you read articles like What Does The Coffee You Drink Say About Your Personality?  I’m an espresso drinker, so apparently I’m a high-strung efficiency machine.  Maybe that’s accurate… I do love coffee in all forms.  Cold-brew, espresso, free black coffee at the gym, weird…

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