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1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp espresso powder
10 Tbsp butter
¾ cup baking cocoa
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
⅔ cup chocolate chips
Chocolate Syrup

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Hedgehog Shortbread Cookies /hedgehog-shortbread-cookies/ /hedgehog-shortbread-cookies/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:02:16 +0000 admin /?p=5218

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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Melted Chocolate chips
Crushed walnuts

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Homemade Baklava /homemade-baklava/ /homemade-baklava/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:59:40 +0000 admin /?p=5214

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4 cups flour
1 egg
½ cup lukewarm milk
½ cup juicy yogurt
1 tbsp baking powder
½ cup corn oil

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Pecan Pie Bark /pecan-pie-bark/ /pecan-pie-bark/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:06:15 +0000 admin /?p=5210

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2 sticks butter
1 cup white sugar
1 & 1/4 cups pecan halves
About 2 pkgs (approx. 12 sheets) honey graham crackers

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Ritz Cracker Candy /ritz-cracker-candy/ /ritz-cracker-candy/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:01:48 +0000 admin /?p=5206

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1 to 2 sleeves of Ritz crackers
1 1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup peanut butter chips/white chocolate chips

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Peanut Butter and Corn Chip No Bake Cookies /peanut-butter-and-corn-chip-no-bake-cookies/ /peanut-butter-and-corn-chip-no-bake-cookies/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:57:00 +0000 admin /?p=5203

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1 package (9.75 to 10.5 ounces) corn chips
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter

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Eggnog Cookies /eggnog-cookies/ /eggnog-cookies/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:43:20 +0000 admin /?p=5199

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2¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1¼ cups sugar
¾ cup salted butter, room temp
½ cup eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg yolks
OPTIONAL: ½ Cup Cinnamon Chips
Eggnog Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
⅛ cup eggnog (might need more or less)
¼ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)

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Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites /chocolate-covered-cheesecake-bites/ /chocolate-covered-cheesecake-bites/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:36:58 +0000 admin /?p=5195

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1 pound cream cheese, 2 (8-ounce) blocks, softened
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 pint sour cream
zest of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
24 oz semisweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp shortening

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New York Cheesecake /new-york-cheesecake/ /new-york-cheesecake/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:27:40 +0000 admin /?p=5191

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900g full fat Philadelphia cream cheese
250g caster sugar
A pinch of salt
30g cornflour
The scraped out seeds of 2 vanilla pods or 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
2 tsp. lemon juice
3 large eggs, plus 1 yolk
200ml soured cream

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French Buttercream /french-buttercream/ /french-buttercream/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:24:36 +0000 admin /?p=5187

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5 egg yolks
pinch of salt
100g (or ½C) granulated sugar
60ml (or ¼C) water
250g (or 2½ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

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Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts with Maple Glaze /pumpkin-pie-pop-tarts-with-maple-glaze/ /pumpkin-pie-pop-tarts-with-maple-glaze/#comments Sun, 01 Dec 2013 17:48:05 +0000 admin /?p=5182

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2 cups flour
1 tbsn. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks or 8 oz.) unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
1 large egg
2 tbsn. milk
1 large egg, whisked (for brushing)

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Pumpkin Mousse Cake with Spelt Vanilla Sponge /pumpkin-mousse-cake-with-spelt-vanilla-sponge/ /pumpkin-mousse-cake-with-spelt-vanilla-sponge/#comments Sun, 01 Dec 2013 17:46:13 +0000 admin /?p=5178

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2 Tablespoons flaxmeal
1/3 cup warm water
3/4 cup ground raw sugar (2 Tbsp more for sweeter)
1/3 cup oil (use a combination of oils. I use half organic canola and half coconut)
1/3 cup coconut milk or almond milk
1 Tbsp vinegar(I used apple cider vinegar)

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Flour Buttercream /flour-buttercream/ /flour-buttercream/#comments Sun, 01 Dec 2013 17:43:19 +0000 admin /?p=5174

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4½ tbsp all-purpose flour
240ml (1C) milk
200g (1C) granulated sugar
225 (1C) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Banana Nutella Muffins /banana-nutella-muffins/ /banana-nutella-muffins/#comments Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:58:06 +0000 admin /?p=5170

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 over-ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Nutella

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Pistachio Cake with Vanilla Honey Buttercream /pistachio-cake-with-vanilla-honey-buttercream/ /pistachio-cake-with-vanilla-honey-buttercream/#comments Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:54:41 +0000 admin /?p=5166

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1 cup shelled pistachios
2 1/2 cups cake flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups ice cold water
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3 large egg whites, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

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Chocolate Cake with Bittersweet Sour Cream Frosting /chocolate-cake-with-bittersweet-sour-cream-frosting/ /chocolate-cake-with-bittersweet-sour-cream-frosting/#comments Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:50:33 +0000 admin /?p=5162

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3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar (I’ve used white or brown or a combination of the two and all work well)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup vegetable oil (or other, nearly flavorless oil)
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup coffee (you can use instant espresso granules instead, 1 tablespoon)
1 cup water

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Chocolate Baileys Mud Cake /chocolate-baileys-mud-cake/ /chocolate-baileys-mud-cake/#comments Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:46:07 +0000 admin /?p=5158

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150g unsalted butter, chopped
100g dark chocolate, chopped
100g caster sugar
100g brown sugar
50g Dutch cocoa powder, sifted
180ml Baileys Irish Cream Whiskey
170g plain flour
1.5 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs, room temperature

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie /chocolate-pumpkin-pie/ /chocolate-pumpkin-pie/#comments Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:43:41 +0000 admin /?p=5154

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15 ounces (1 can) pumpkin puree
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 eggs
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for garnish
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, plus more fore garnish

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Chartreuse Panna Cotta with Chocolate Mousse /chartreuse-panna-cotta-with-chocolate-mousse/ /chartreuse-panna-cotta-with-chocolate-mousse/#comments Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:37:32 +0000 admin /?p=5150

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4 cups (1liter) heavy cream (I substituted two of these cups with milk)
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
2 ½ tablespoons chartreuse
2 packets powdered gelatin* (about 4 1/2 teaspoons)
6 tablespoons (90ml) cold water

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Pumpkin Cupcakes /pumpkin-cupcakes/ /pumpkin-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:17:35 +0000 admin /?p=5146

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1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs

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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie + Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups /giant-chocolate-chip-cookie-cookie-dough-peanut-butter-cups/ /giant-chocolate-chip-cookie-cookie-dough-peanut-butter-cups/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:14:04 +0000 admin /?p=5142

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1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons water
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts with Brown Butter Glaze /apple-cinnamon-baked-doughnuts-with-brown-butter-glaze/ /apple-cinnamon-baked-doughnuts-with-brown-butter-glaze/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:12:20 +0000 admin /?p=5138

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1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

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Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies /rolo-stuffed-chocolate-chip-cookies/ /rolo-stuffed-chocolate-chip-cookies/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:09:15 +0000 admin /?p=5134

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1 ½ cups unsalted butter; softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans
30 Rolos; frozen at least 2 hours

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Chunky Dark Chocolate Bars /chunky-dark-chocolate-bars/ /chunky-dark-chocolate-bars/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:28:15 +0000 admin /?p=5130

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12 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped or broken into small pieces
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
8 ounces graham crackers, broken into small pieces
5 ounces mixed dried fruit
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans

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Salted Chocolate Covered Pretzel + Nutella Turtle Cookies /salted-chocolate-covered-pretzel-nutella-turtle-cookies/ /salted-chocolate-covered-pretzel-nutella-turtle-cookies/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:26:20 +0000 admin /?p=5123

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10 ounces milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped, divided
20 pretzels
20 large rounded teaspoons nutella (I really just eyeballed it)
40 whole pecans, toasted
24 caramels unwrapped (I used Wether’s Original)
2 tablespoons heavy cream or canned coconut milk
flaked vanilla sea salt of flaked sea salt

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Cinnamon Roll Muffins /cinnamon-roll-muffins/ /cinnamon-roll-muffins/#comments Sun, 24 Nov 2013 20:23:48 +0000 admin /?p=5118

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½ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 tsp cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk (see note)
3 cups all purpose OR cake and pastry flour

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Butterscotch Pumpkin Chocolate Cake /butterscotch-pumpkin-chocolate-cake/ /butterscotch-pumpkin-chocolate-cake/#comments Sun, 24 Nov 2013 20:18:50 +0000 admin /?p=5114

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1-1/2 cups (7 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1-1/4 cups (8 3/4 ounces) granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (4ounces/1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 (15-ounce) can unsweetened pumpkin purée

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Baked Pumpkin Maple Bars /baked-pumpkin-maple-bars/ /baked-pumpkin-maple-bars/#comments Sun, 24 Nov 2013 20:16:27 +0000 admin /?p=5110

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¼ c. warm water
1 T. sugar
1 T. yeast
½ c. brown sugar
2 eggs
⅓ cup butter, softened
1½ c. pumpkin puree
5 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
Maple Icing:
3 c. powdered sugar
dash salt
1 tsp. maple extract
evaporated milk (about 3-4 T.)

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Cornflakes Crusted French Toas /cornflakes-crusted-french-toas/ /cornflakes-crusted-french-toas/#comments Sun, 24 Nov 2013 20:13:54 +0000 admin /?p=5106

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5 cups corn flakes, crushed
1 loaf pain de campagne, sliced into thick rounds
2-3 large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
butter, for greasing pan

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Cranberry Orange Bread /cranberry-orange-bread/ /cranberry-orange-bread/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:42:23 +0000 admin /?p=5100

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12 oz cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 Tablespoons orange zest (about 1 medium orange)
3/4 cup plain yogurt (I used Greek yogurt)

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Caramel Apples /caramel-apples/ /caramel-apples/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:21:01 +0000 admin /?p=5096

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12 small/medium tart apples (I used Elstar apples)
popsicle sticks (I used cake pop sticks, which got a bit soggy and then weren’t quite strong enough!)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 cup white sugar
1/2 butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Pecan-Cranberry Noodle Kugel /pecan-cranberry-noodle-kugel/ /pecan-cranberry-noodle-kugel/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:14:16 +0000 admin /?p=5092

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1 pound egg noodles
1 pound cottage cheese
1 pound sour cream
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter, melted, plus more for greasing
6 eggs
3/4 cup pecans, toasted, cooled, and roughly chopped
3/4 cup dried cranberries

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Chocolate Chestnut Truffle Torte with Honeycomb /chocolate-chestnut-truffle-torte-with-honeycomb/ /chocolate-chestnut-truffle-torte-with-honeycomb/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:09:19 +0000 admin /?p=5088

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300g (11oz) dark chocolate
300g (11oz) chestnut puree (I used Merchant Gourmet; be sure it’s unsweetened. If you can only buy sweetened chestnut puree, leave out the extra sugar)
100g (3.5oz) icing (powdered) sugar
300ml (1 1/4c.) coconut cream (you can buy this in tins in Tesco, or you can refrigerate full fat coconut milk until the cream separates from the milk, and use the thickest part)
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Chocolate Brownie Pudding /chocolate-brownie-pudding/ /chocolate-brownie-pudding/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:32:38 +0000 admin /?p=5083

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2 sticks unsalted butter
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier

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Meyer Lemon Tart /meyer-lemon-tart/ /meyer-lemon-tart/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:28:58 +0000 admin /?p=5080

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300g unsalted butter, cubed, at room temperature
190g powdered sugar
60g ground almonds
1 vanilla bean, scrapped
2 eggs, room temperature
500g all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt

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Bailey’s Chocolate-Chip Cheesecake /baileys-chocolate-chip-cheesecake/ /baileys-chocolate-chip-cheesecake/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:23:00 +0000 admin /?p=5076

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10 whole graham crackers
4 TBS salted butter, melted
32 oz. cream cheese (four 8-oz packages), at room temperature
1 1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. Bailey’s Irish Cream liquor (or other Irish cream liquor)
4 eggs
1 c. sour cream
1 TBS vanilla extract
1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 c. bittersweet chocolate chips

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Mother Dough /mother-dough/ /mother-dough/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:14:23 +0000 admin /?p=5072

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2 cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
pinch ground nutmeg
1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

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Chocolate Mint Truffle Brownie Bites /chocolate-mint-truffle-brownie-bites/ /chocolate-mint-truffle-brownie-bites/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:10:45 +0000 admin /?p=5068

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1 ½ all-purpose flour
1 cup baking cocoa
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter-flavored vegetable shortening
2 cups granulated (white) sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup chopped chocolate mint bar (I used Andes Crème de Menthe Thins but any chocolate mint bar would work.)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

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Thai-Style Corn and Potato Cakes /thai-style-corn-and-potato-cakes/ /thai-style-corn-and-potato-cakes/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:57:45 +0000 admin /?p=5063

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425g potato (around 2 medium potatoes)
1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
3tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
Juice of half a lime
Salt
Black pepper
100g tinned sweetcorn kernels (drained)
3tbsp oil, for frying

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Chocolate Pistachio Cake /chocolate-pistachio-cake/ /chocolate-pistachio-cake/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:55:19 +0000 admin /?p=5059

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1 and ½ cups whole spelt flour (or all-purpose), sifted
1 cup cane sugar
⅓ cup natural cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
½ cup canola oil (or other light oil)
1 cup water
½ cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped

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Ricotta and Pear Cake /ricotta-and-pear-cake/ /ricotta-and-pear-cake/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:22:48 +0000 admin /?p=5054

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1 pound (454 g) ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/3 cup (67 g) granulated sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon pear liqueur
2 cups (454 g) fresh ricotta, well drained
3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (270 ml) heavy cream
2 sheets silver grade gelatin

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White Chocolate Oreo Blondies /white-chocolate-oreo-blondies/ /white-chocolate-oreo-blondies/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:20:39 +0000 admin /?p=5049

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1 box (15.5 ounces) Oreos, divided
8 ounces salted butter (1 stick), melted
12 ounces white chocolate chips, divided
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour

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Puple Candied Apples with Tutorial /puple-candied-apples-with-tutorial/ /puple-candied-apples-with-tutorial/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:16:48 +0000 admin /?p=5041

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2 C. Granulated Sugar
½ C. Light Corn Syrup
¾ C. Water
½ t. Gel Icing Color
12 small Apples
Wooden skewers

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Peanut Butter Sandwich Brownies /peanut-butter-sandwich-brownies/ /peanut-butter-sandwich-brownies/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:03:56 +0000 admin /?p=5037

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225g (1 cup) melted dark chocolate
225g (1 cup) unsalted butter
120g (2/3 cup) smooth peanut butter
3 eggs
150g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
75g (1/3 cup) light brown sugar
75g (3/4 cup) ground almonds
25g (1/4 cup) cocoa, sifted
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
100g (3/4 cup) pecans, chopped
100g (1/2 cup) white chocolate chips
150g (3/4 cup) peanut butter chips
150g (3/4 cup) smooth peanut butter (for the centre)
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Brownie Sandwiches with Salted Caramel Buttercream /brownie-sandwiches-with-salted-caramel-buttercream/ /brownie-sandwiches-with-salted-caramel-buttercream/#comments Sun, 17 Nov 2013 14:49:26 +0000 admin /?p=5033

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7½ oz bittersweet chocolate chips
3 T salted butter
2 large eggs
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp kosher salt
½ cup plus 2 T all purpose flour
¾ cup salted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup salted caramel sauce
¼ cup heavy cream

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Nutella Cream Cheese Turnovers /nutella-cream-cheese-turnovers/ /nutella-cream-cheese-turnovers/#comments Sun, 17 Nov 2013 14:46:06 +0000 admin /?p=5027

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1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
¼ cup cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup Nutella, divided
2 Tbsp flour, for dipping fork to crimp turnover edges
1 egg
1 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp powdered sugar

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Peanut Butter Fudge Cups /peanut-butter-fudge-cups/ /peanut-butter-fudge-cups/#comments Sun, 17 Nov 2013 14:29:32 +0000 admin /?p=5023

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1/2 cup butter, softened {or coconut oil}
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

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White Chocolate Brownies /white-chocolate-brownies/ /white-chocolate-brownies/#comments Sun, 17 Nov 2013 14:27:26 +0000 admin /?p=5019

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6 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces white chocolate
2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes /homemade-hostess-cupcakes/ /homemade-hostess-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:48:36 +0000 admin /?p=5016

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1 cup flour (all purpose, whole wheat, or gf)
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tbs. cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt of choice (any kind will do)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tbs. vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
whipped cream (homemade or store bought) or marshmallow fluff

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Mini Brownie Cupcake Bites /mini-brownie-cupcake-bites/ /mini-brownie-cupcake-bites/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:45:29 +0000 admin /?p=5013

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30g (1/4 cup) sweet white rice flour
90g (3/4 cup) gluten free oat flour
60g (1/2 cup) almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
40g (1/3 cup) Dutch processed cocoa powder
80g (1/2 cup) coconut sugar
55g (1/4 cup) coconut oil melted
250ml (1 cup) unsweetened almond milk (or dairy free milk of choice)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Scones /chocolate-chip-pumpkin-scones/ /chocolate-chip-pumpkin-scones/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:27:52 +0000 admin /?p=5009

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2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup cold butter
1 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
2 large eggs
milk for brushing on top
coarse white sparkling sugar, for topping, optional

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Hot Chocolate on a Stick /hot-chocolate-on-a-stick/ /hot-chocolate-on-a-stick/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:24:57 +0000 admin /?p=5005

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7 ounces dark chocolate (72-75%)
3.5 ounces milk chocolate
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Milk (cow, coconut, soy or almond)

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs /chocolate-peanut-butter-globs/ /chocolate-peanut-butter-globs/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:22:11 +0000 admin /?p=5002

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6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
12 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips, divided
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon instant espresso (or coffee) powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¾ cup granulated sugar
⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon Diamond Kosher salt
1 cup whole walnuts (NOT chopped)
1 cup whole pecan halves (NOT chopped)
⅔ cup peanut butter chips

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Berries and Cream Cheese Monkey Bread /berries-and-cream-cheese-monkey-bread/ /berries-and-cream-cheese-monkey-bread/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:12:17 +0000 admin /?p=4997

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two (11 ounce) packages Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough (22 ounces total)
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
3 tablespoons sugar
1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, room temperature

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Toasted Marshmallow and Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies /toasted-marshmallow-and-nutella-chocolate-chip-cookies/ /toasted-marshmallow-and-nutella-chocolate-chip-cookies/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:02:58 +0000 admin /?p=4993

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1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup of chocolate chips (or any flavor that you wish)

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles /pumpkin-cream-cheese-truffles/ /pumpkin-cream-cheese-truffles/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:56:58 +0000 admin /?p=4988

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½ cup white chocolate chunks or chips
2 cups white chocolate almond bark (I think I used around 4-5 cubes)
1/3 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup canned pumpkin purée
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of fine salt
2 ounces cream cheese, softened

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Pumpkin-Gingersnap Tiramisù /pumpkin-gingersnap-tiramisu/ /pumpkin-gingersnap-tiramisu/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:52:22 +0000 admin /?p=4983

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3 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (from 1 1/2 envelopes)
2 tablespoons water
6 large egg yolks
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 quart whole milk
One 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pound mascarpone (2 cups)
3 tablespoons Calvados or other apple brandy
1 1/4 pounds gingersnaps, 1/4 pound finely crushed

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Red Wine and Garlic Mushrooms…use a vegan butter /red-wine-and-garlic-mushrooms-use-a-vegan-butter/ /red-wine-and-garlic-mushrooms-use-a-vegan-butter/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:16:59 +0000 admin /?p=4979

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2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup red wine
16 oz. mushrooms (I used cremini, but you can use whatever kind you want)
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Graham Crackers /gluten-free-and-vegan-graham-crackers/ /gluten-free-and-vegan-graham-crackers/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:14:19 +0000 admin /?p=4975

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3 tablespoons coconut oil (melt before using) or grapeseed oil
3 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
2 tablespoons almond milk
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 tablespoon ground flax

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Apple Crisp Cheesecake /apple-crisp-cheesecake/ /apple-crisp-cheesecake/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:34:08 +0000 admin /?p=4972

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cream cheese, softened – 2 – 8oz pkgs
packed brown sugar – 1/4 cup
egg – 1, lightly beaten
sour cream – 3 tbsp
ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp
ground ginger – 1/8 tsp
apple, sliced & peeled – 2/3 cup

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Fresh Cranberry Mini Scones /fresh-cranberry-mini-scones/ /fresh-cranberry-mini-scones/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:29:37 +0000 admin /?p=4968

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup (half a stick) unsalted butter, chilled and diced
3/4 cup Fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
1 large egg
1/4 – 1/3 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt

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Mexican Wedding Cookies /mexican-wedding-cookies/ /mexican-wedding-cookies/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:26:22 +0000 admin /?p=4963

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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour, sifted
1 cup nuts, ground
1 teaspoon vanilla

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Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream Cake /baileys-caramel-irish-cream-cake/ /baileys-caramel-irish-cream-cake/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:25:05 +0000 admin /?p=4960

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (the original recipe called for 3/4 tsp)
11 Tbs unsalted butter, softened (I used 3/4 cup)
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder (I used Hershey Unsweetened Cocoa powder)
2 large eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (I also added 1 tsp Bailey’s Irish Cream)
1 1/3 cups warm water

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Ruth’s Diners Mile High Biscuits /ruths-diners-mile-high-biscuits/ /ruths-diners-mile-high-biscuits/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:20:09 +0000 admin /?p=4956

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3 c. flour
1 1/2 t. salt
1 T. sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 stick butter
3/4 c. buttermilk
1 egg
1/4 c. water

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Pumpkin Better Than… Cake /pumpkin-better-than-cake/ /pumpkin-better-than-cake/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:17:03 +0000 admin /?p=4952

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1 box yellow cake mix
14 oz pumpkin puree (NOT PUMPKIN PIE FILLING)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. tub cool whip
1/2 bag Heath Bits
Caramel Sundae Sauce

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Freezer Meals on the Cheap /freezer-meals-on-the-cheap/ /freezer-meals-on-the-cheap/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:13:00 +0000 admin /?p=4948

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Tomato Basil Soup
Sesame Chicken
Balsamic Roasted Chicken Thighs
Parmesan Garlic Chicken
Buttermilk Herb Chicken
Pesto Chicken
Cranberry Chicken
Dijon Pork Roast
Bourbon Brown Sugar Pork Chops
Hamburgers

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Pecan and Maple Syrup Fudge /pecan-and-maple-syrup-fudge/ /pecan-and-maple-syrup-fudge/#comments Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:16:43 +0000 admin /?p=4942

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100g butter
350g Golden Granulated Caster Sugar
300ml double cream
75g Pecans, either roughly chopped or bashed about in a pestle and mortar
75ml maple syrup
150g Milk Chocolate, cut into small pieces

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lentil Blondies /peanut-butter-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-lentil-blondies/ /peanut-butter-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-lentil-blondies/#comments Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:13:04 +0000 admin /?p=4938

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1/2 cup red lentils
1/2 cup all-natural creamy or crunchy peanut butter (I like Trader Joe’s)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup mini vegan chocolate chips, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on top (I use Enjoy Life brand)

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Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Cake /fudgy-flourless-chocolate-cake/ /fudgy-flourless-chocolate-cake/#comments Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:08:59 +0000 admin /?p=4934

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1 tbsp ground almonds, plus extra for dusting the tin
300g Green & Black’s dark chocolate (70-85%) , broken into pieces
275g caster sugar
165g unsalted butter
Pinch of sea salt
5 large free range and organic eggs
Icing sugar to dust

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies /salted-caramel-chocolate-chip-cookies-2/ /salted-caramel-chocolate-chip-cookies-2/#comments Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:21:21 +0000 admin /?p=4930

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2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) salted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
16 wrapped caramels, cut into 4 or 5 pieces each
sea salt

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Banana Bars with Butter-Rum Frosting /banana-bars-with-butter-rum-frosting/ /banana-bars-with-butter-rum-frosting/#comments Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:18:07 +0000 admin /?p=4926

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1/2 cupbutter or margarine
1-1/3 cupssugarsee savings
1-1/2 tsp.baking powder
1/2 tsp.baking soda
1/4 tsp.salt
1 eggsee savings
1 cupmashed bananas (about 3 medium)see savings
1/2 cupdairy sour creamsee savings
1 tsp.vanilla
2 cupsall-purpose flour
3/4 cuptoasted chopped almondssee savings
Butter-Rum Frosting
Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

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Butterscotch Peanut Bars /butterscotch-peanut-bars/ /butterscotch-peanut-bars/#comments Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:14:58 +0000 admin /?p=4922

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½ cup butterscotch-flavored baking chips
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup Land O Lakes® Butter
½ cup salted Spanish peanuts or salted peanuts
1½ cups miniature marshmallows

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Aunt Bill’s Brown Candy /aunt-bills-brown-candy/ /aunt-bills-brown-candy/#comments Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:10:02 +0000 admin /?p=4918

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3 pints white sugar, divided
1 pint whole milk (or cream if you feel that way)
1/4 pound butter
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 pounds nut meats (preferably pecans)

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Pumpkin Tea Cake /pumpkin-tea-cake/ /pumpkin-tea-cake/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:49:31 +0000 admin /?p=4913

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1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup + 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/3 cup sugar
3/4 tsp salt
3 large eggs

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Spice Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting /spice-cake-with-caramel-cream-cheese-frosting/ /spice-cake-with-caramel-cream-cheese-frosting/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:37:37 +0000 admin /?p=4909

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2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups buttermilk

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Banana Brownies /banana-brownies/ /banana-brownies/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:27:57 +0000 admin /?p=4905

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120 g dark chocolate
120 g butter
150 g sugar
2 eggs
150 g flour
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 smashed bananas

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Mississippi Mud Pie /mississippi-mud-pie/ /mississippi-mud-pie/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:46:36 +0000 admin /?p=4901

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6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (1 cup. I recommend Ghirardelli)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup water, at room temperature
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
6 large eggs at room temperature, separated
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar

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Chocolate, Beetroot and Salted Caramel Cake /chocolate-beetroot-and-salted-caramel-cake/ /chocolate-beetroot-and-salted-caramel-cake/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:41:12 +0000 admin /?p=4897

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5 eggs
2½ cups caster sugar
300ml canola oil
250g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
2 cups flour
1 cup good-quality cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
100ml milk
1 cup grated raw beetroot
3 cups Chocolate Ganache, to decorate

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Turtle Cookies with Diamond Nuts /turtle-cookies-with-diamond-nuts/ /turtle-cookies-with-diamond-nuts/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:39:26 +0000 admin /?p=4893

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1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 whole large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 package of wrapped caramel candies
1 package of Diamond Nuts pecans

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake /triple-chocolate-cheesecake/ /triple-chocolate-cheesecake/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:41:02 +0000 admin /?p=4889

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1 cup (1 full container) of mascarpone cheese
1 4/5 cup (1 small container) of fat free ricotta cheese
3 eggs
1/2 cup of dark chocolate cocoa powder
1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/3 cup of honey

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Peanut Butter Oreo Fudge /peanut-butter-oreo-fudge/ /peanut-butter-oreo-fudge/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:37:44 +0000 admin /?p=4886

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2 cups crushed Oreo crumbs
4 tablespoons melted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/3 cups creamy peanut butter
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow fluff

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cake /triple-chocolate-brownie-cake/ /triple-chocolate-brownie-cake/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:34:55 +0000 admin /?p=4883

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4 ounces (2/3 cup) bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

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Cinnamon Brioche Chocolate Chip French Toast Muffins with Coconut Streusel /cinnamon-brioche-chocolate-chip-french-toast-muffins-with-coconut-streusel/ /cinnamon-brioche-chocolate-chip-french-toast-muffins-with-coconut-streusel/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:28:33 +0000 admin /?p=4879

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8-10 cups of this cinnamon crunch brioche or your favorite cinnamon bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk (regular or lite) or you may sub your favorite milk
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4-1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used closer to 1/2 cup)

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Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes /brown-butter-pumpkin-cupcakes/ /brown-butter-pumpkin-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:01:39 +0000 admin /?p=4865

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1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
¾ cup cinnamon chips

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Owl Cupcakes /owl-cupcakes/ /owl-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 03 Nov 2013 16:40:31 +0000 admin /?p=4860

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3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream

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Kit Kat Cupcakes /kit-kat-cupcakes/ /kit-kat-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 03 Nov 2013 16:36:14 +0000 admin /?p=4856

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1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Donuts /chocolate-peanut-butter-donuts/ /chocolate-peanut-butter-donuts/#comments Sun, 03 Nov 2013 16:10:53 +0000 admin /?p=4852

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3/4 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup wholemeal spelt flour (found at woolworths)
3/4 cup almond meal
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup apple sauce

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Skinny Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Cake /skinny-chocolate-glazed-pumpkin-cake/ /skinny-chocolate-glazed-pumpkin-cake/#comments Sun, 03 Nov 2013 16:05:53 +0000 admin /?p=4848

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½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup 100 percent pure pumpkin purée

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Cranberry Bliss Bars /cranberry-bliss-bars/ /cranberry-bliss-bars/#comments Sun, 03 Nov 2013 15:59:17 +0000 admin /?p=4844

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1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 1/2 C brown sugar
2 eggs
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 C all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon

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Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Inspired Cupcakes /ben-and-jerrys-cherry-garcia-inspired-cupcakes/ /ben-and-jerrys-cherry-garcia-inspired-cupcakes/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:08:47 +0000 admin /?p=4837

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1/2 stick (57 grams) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
5 tbsp. cherry jam, with fruit chunks
1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup chocolate chips

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Peanut Butter Ganache Cupcakes /peanut-butter-ganache-cupcakes/ /peanut-butter-ganache-cupcakes/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:03:47 +0000 admin /?p=4833

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½ c butter, softened
1 ¼ c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ c all purpose flour
½ c baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 c water

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Ferrero Rocher Inspired Mini Cupcakes /ferrero-rocher-inspired-mini-cupcakes-2/ /ferrero-rocher-inspired-mini-cupcakes-2/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:59:03 +0000 admin /?p=4829

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185 grams all-purpose flour
110 grams natural unsweetened cocoa powder
6 grams of baking soda
2 grams of baking powder
Pinch of salt
55 grams 70% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup (250ml) of boiling water
1 cup (250ml) of buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

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Old-Fashioned Fudge Cake /old-fashioned-fudge-cake/ /old-fashioned-fudge-cake/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:30:56 +0000 admin /?p=4825

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3 oz. (3 squares) unsweetened chocolate
1 3/4 cup sifted cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 lb. (1 stick) butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 TBS. plus 1 1/2 tsp. white vinegar
1 cup milk

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Easy Apple Blondies with Cider Glaze /easy-apple-blondies-with-cider-glaze/ /easy-apple-blondies-with-cider-glaze/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:25:30 +0000 admin /?p=4821

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½ cup (1 stick butter), melted
1 cup packed brown sugar (dark is best, but light works just fine)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup all purpose flour
1 apple, sliced
Handful chopped pecans

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Pumpkin Magic Cake /pumpkin-magic-cake/ /pumpkin-magic-cake/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:19:42 +0000 admin /?p=4817

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1 (15oz) can Pumpkin Puree
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

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Pumpkin Creme Caramel /pumpkin-creme-caramel/ /pumpkin-creme-caramel/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:15:39 +0000 admin /?p=4813

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1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
5 eggs
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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No-Bake Honey Cake /no-bake-honey-cake/ /no-bake-honey-cake/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:09:54 +0000 admin /?p=4809

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1 box + 1 packet from another box of Graham Crackers (4 individually wrapped packets)
2 cups heavy cream
1 packet cream cheese, chilled
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 can of condensed milk
1/3 cup chocolate, chopped
15 mini Peanut Butter Cup candies (optional)

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Pies /dark-chocolate-coconut-pies/ /dark-chocolate-coconut-pies/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:37:50 +0000 admin /?p=4789

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6 tablespoons Earth Balance
2 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
32 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
12 ounces dark chocolate
1 can regular coconut milk, chilled overnight

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Brownies with Ricotta, Orange, and Poppy Seed Swirl /brownies-with-ricotta-orange-and-poppy-seed-swirl/ /brownies-with-ricotta-orange-and-poppy-seed-swirl/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:33:04 +0000 admin /?p=4785

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3 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened

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Vunderbars /vunderbars/ /vunderbars/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:28:44 +0000 admin /?p=4781

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4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
2 & 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 & 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate

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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars /lemon-blueberry-cheesecake-bars/ /lemon-blueberry-cheesecake-bars/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:57:36 +0000 admin /?p=4775

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9 graham crackers, broken into pieces
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Pinch ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

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Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake /creamy-pumpkin-cheesecake/ /creamy-pumpkin-cheesecake/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:35:05 +0000 admin /?p=4771

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3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
1 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 (15 oz.) can 100% pure pumpkin
2/3 c. evaporated milk
2 T. cornstarch
1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
Read more at http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2011/11/creamy-pumpkin-cheesecake.html#g3bTewYiIhWxDIRL.99

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Mocha Fudge Pie /mocha-fudge-pie/ /mocha-fudge-pie/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:30:45 +0000 admin /?p=4767

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1/3 c. hot water
2 tsp. instant coffee granules
1/2 of a 19.8 oz. box fudge brownie mix (about 2 c. dry mix)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg whites

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Butterscotch Cupcakes Supreme /butterscotch-cupcakes-supreme/ /butterscotch-cupcakes-supreme/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:34:10 +0000 admin /?p=4750

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1-3/4 cups (236 g) all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup (57 g) cake flour, sifted
1 cup (230 g) packed dark brown sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons (13 g) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (4 g) salt
1 cup (227 g) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small even pieces
2/3 cup (160 ml) milk, at room temperature
2 teaspoons (10 ml) pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon (5 ml) lemon juice
3 eggs, at room temperature

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Halloween Hi Hat Cupcakes /halloween-hi-hat-cupcakes/ /halloween-hi-hat-cupcakes/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:27:47 +0000 admin /?p=4746

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1 box of white cake mix, plus ingredients needed to prepare
1 box of dark chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients needed to prepare
10 large egg whites
3 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Orange gel food coloring
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
4 TBS vegetable oil or shortening

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Coffee Cake Cream Cheese Cookies /coffee-cake-cream-cheese-cookies/ /coffee-cake-cream-cheese-cookies/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:23:44 +0000 admin /?p=4742

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2 sticks butter or margarine
4 ounces cream cheese (tofutti works)
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/4 cups flour
2 Tablespoons corn starch

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Banana Bread /banana-bread/ /banana-bread/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:20:16 +0000 admin /?p=4738

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2 very ripe bananas
2/3 cup honey or agave
1 cup nonfat Greek Yogurt
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 egg
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional, but very tasty)

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Pumpkin Truffles /pumpkin-truffles/ /pumpkin-truffles/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:17:01 +0000 admin /?p=4731

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1 cup white chocolate, coarsely chopped and melted
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 cups ground gingersnaps
1 tbsp. powdered sugar
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. orange zest
115 gms cream cheese, softened (I used mascarpone)

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Peanut Butter and Brownie Batter Cookies /peanut-butter-and-brownie-batter-cookies/ /peanut-butter-and-brownie-batter-cookies/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:14:34 +0000 admin /?p=4727

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1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Detox Fudge /healthy-chocolate-chip-detox-fudge/ /healthy-chocolate-chip-detox-fudge/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:11:31 +0000 admin /?p=4723

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1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
10 T. oats, ground into flour (I used Country Choice Organic Oats)
2 T. honey or maple syrup
6 T. coconut oil, melted
¼ t. sea salt
2 t. vanilla
⅛ t. stevia extract (white)
3 T. dark chocolate chips

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Scary Spider Cupcakes /scary-spider-cupcakes/ /scary-spider-cupcakes/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:05:16 +0000 admin /?p=4691

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200g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
200g self-raising flour
50g cocoa, NOT drinking chocolate
4 free-range eggs, beaten
2 to 4 tablespoons milk

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Moist Chocolate Cupcake /moist-chocolate-cupcake/ /moist-chocolate-cupcake/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:00:34 +0000 admin /?p=4687

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174g | ¾ cup caster sugar
139g | 7/8 cup plain flour
33g | 3/8 cup cocoa powder
3g | ¾ tsp baking powder
3g | ¾ tsp baking soda

1 egg
123g | ½ cup milk
48g | ¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g | ½ cup boiling water


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German Chocolate Cupcakes /german-chocolate-cupcakes/ /german-chocolate-cupcakes/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:54:08 +0000 admin /?p=4683

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1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup packed light-brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg

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Puff Pastry with Nutella /puff-pastry-with-nutella/ /puff-pastry-with-nutella/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:23:52 +0000 admin /?p=4679

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6 puff pastry squares, thawed
6 tbsp nutella

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Banana Turon /banana-turon/ /banana-turon/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:20:57 +0000 admin /?p=4674

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12 saba bananas
24 Spring roll wrappers
1/2 cup sweetened jackfruit, cut into strips
1 cup sugar
vegetable oil for frying

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Mini Caramel Apple Pop Tarts /mini-caramel-apple-pop-tarts/ /mini-caramel-apple-pop-tarts/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:14:34 +0000 admin /?p=4670

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2 tbsp butter
2 honeycrisp apples, peeled and cubed
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg

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French No-Bake Cookies /french-no-bake-cookies/ /french-no-bake-cookies/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:08:36 +0000 admin /?p=4665

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1/2 c milk
3 Goya Maria cracker packages, crushed
1.5 sticks of butter
1/2 c cocoa
3/4 – 1 c sugar
3/4 c coconut
3/4 c walnuts, chopped

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies /chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-brownies-2/ /chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-brownies-2/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:25:14 +0000 admin /?p=4637

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4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups light brown sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour

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Magic Cookie Bars from Suzanne Goodell /magic-cookie-bars-from-suzanne-goodell/ /magic-cookie-bars-from-suzanne-goodell/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:59:21 +0000 admin /?p=4628

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1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups walnut halves, chopped
2 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (or 1-12 ounce package)
3 cups shredded coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk

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Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Graham Crackers /chocolate-covered-peanut-butter-graham-crackers/ /chocolate-covered-peanut-butter-graham-crackers/#comments Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:50:44 +0000 admin /?p=4563

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2 cups almond flour (Honeyville)
1/3 cup Swerve Sweetener or other erythritol
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch salt
1 large egg
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 tsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Maple Brown Sugar Pumpkin Roll /maple-brown-sugar-pumpkin-roll/ /maple-brown-sugar-pumpkin-roll/#comments Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:47:43 +0000 admin /?p=4559

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3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
3 eggs
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup powdered sugar

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Fresh Apple Cake /fresh-apple-cake/ /fresh-apple-cake/#comments Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:43:53 +0000 admin /?p=4554

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200g | 1 cup light brown sugar
180ml 3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 medium eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
200g | heaped 1 1/2 cups plain flour (more if needed*)
* batter needs to be thick to support weight of apples. Add bit more flour if too loose
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 apples, peeled and chopped small (see method below)

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French Lemon Butter Cookies /french-lemon-butter-cookies/ /french-lemon-butter-cookies/#comments Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:51:52 +0000 admin /?p=4394

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2 sticks (8 ounces; 230 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup (70 grams) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 large egg yolks, at room temperature
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Grated zest of 1 to 1 1/2 lemons (I recommend using 2 lemons, if small)
2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour
Approximately 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar, for coating

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Ferrero Rocher Inspired Mini Cupcakes /ferrero-rocher-inspired-mini-cupcakes/ /ferrero-rocher-inspired-mini-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:38:19 +0000 admin /?p=3785

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185 grams all-purpose flour
110 grams natural unsweetened cocoa powder
6 grams of baking soda
2 grams of baking powder
Pinch of salt
55 grams 70% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup (250ml) of boiling water
1 cup (250ml) of buttermilk

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No Fail Buttercream Icing /no-fail-buttercream-icing/ /no-fail-buttercream-icing/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:14:29 +0000 admin /?p=4056

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½ cup solid vegetable shortening ( i prefer using lard, but I know some people may not be able to find lard in their area)
½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened ( unsalted butter)
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract or my favorite, almond.
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
1 tbsp. of whipping cream

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Thanksgiving Pilgrims Hat /thanksgiving-pilgrims-hat/ /thanksgiving-pilgrims-hat/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:09:51 +0000 admin /?p=4049

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Yellow Frosting (or white frosting colored yellow)
Keebler Chocolate Striped Cookies
Reese’s’ Peanut Butter Cups
Tic Tac’s

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Peanut Butter Cups /peanut-butter-cups/ /peanut-butter-cups/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:01:39 +0000 admin /?p=4042

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1 cup semi sweet chocolate, vegan if needed
1 cup dark chocolate, vegan if needed
1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp organic cane sugar (or sucanat/coconut sugar)
1 tbsp coconut oil (or regular butter)
1/8 tsp sea salt

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Middle Eastern Pudding /middle-eastern-pudding/ /middle-eastern-pudding/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:54:56 +0000 admin /?p=4030

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6 cups milk
3/4 c sugar
5 1/2 T cornstarch
2 tsp orange blossom water (Cortas brand is best)

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting /chocolate-cupcakes-with-pumpkin-cream-cheese-frosting/ /chocolate-cupcakes-with-pumpkin-cream-cheese-frosting/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:59:15 +0000 admin /?p=3799

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¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ cups sugar
1½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
½ cup warm water
¾ cup buttermilk
5 tablespoons safflower oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Frosting:
7 tablespoons butter, softened
5 ounces cream cheese, softened
¾ pumpkin puree
2 ½ powdered sugar, sifted


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Blue Moon Orange Slice Cupcakes /blue-moon-orange-slice-cupcakes/ /blue-moon-orange-slice-cupcakes/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:57:08 +0000 admin /?p=3796

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1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 orange, zested
2/3 cup Blue Moon beer
2 tablespoons whole milk

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Rolo Oatmeal Cookie Cups /rolo-oatmeal-cookie-cups/ /rolo-oatmeal-cookie-cups/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:43:52 +0000 admin /?p=3793

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½ cup butter softened (1 stick)
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup flour
1½ cups quick cooking oats
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
24 Rolo chocolate candies

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Chocolate Chip Scones /chocolate-chip-scones/ /chocolate-chip-scones/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:36:04 +0000 admin /?p=3790

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2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter – cool and cut into small pieces
1 large egg – beaten
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter)
heavy cream – about 1/8 to 1/4 cup for brushing

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Better Than Sex Cake /better-than-sex-cake/ /better-than-sex-cake/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:33:01 +0000 admin /?p=3782

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1 box chocolate cake mix (+ whatever it calls for on the back)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 jar hot fudge sauce
1-8 oz container of cool whip
4 Skor* Bars, crushed (or Heath Bar)

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Polka Dot Cheesecake /polka-dot-cheesecake/ /polka-dot-cheesecake/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:29:34 +0000 admin /?p=3779

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16 oz softened cream cheese
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
2 oz dark chocolate, melted
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup sour cream

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Homemade Butterfingers with Only 3 Ingredients! /homemade-butterfingers-with-only-3-ingredients/ /homemade-butterfingers-with-only-3-ingredients/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:25:50 +0000 admin /?p=3776
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1 lb. candy corn
16oz jar peanut butter (I used Peter Pan Honey Roasted peanut butter)
16oz pkg. chocolate candy coating
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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes /boston-cream-pie-cupcakes/ /boston-cream-pie-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:22:42 +0000 admin /?p=3773

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for tins
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole milk
3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for tins
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Vanilla Cream
Chocolate-Ganache Glaze

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Bananas Foster Frosting and Vanilla Rum Cupcakes /bananas-foster-frosting-and-vanilla-rum-cupcakes/ /bananas-foster-frosting-and-vanilla-rum-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:19:00 +0000 admin /?p=3770

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1 box Pillsbury Vanilla Cupcakes Mix
1/2 cup Oil
1 cup Water
3 Eggs
1 1/2 tsp Rum Extract
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

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Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark /whiskey-caramel-marshmallow-and-bacon-bark/ /whiskey-caramel-marshmallow-and-bacon-bark/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:54:16 +0000 admin /?p=3767

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6 cups Rice or Corn Chex (Gluten-free Rice Krispies would probably be good too)
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups butterscotch chips (sometimes these have hidden gluten in the form of barley, so check the label and leave them out if you can’t find GF)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

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Chex Scotcheroos /chex-scotcheroos/ /chex-scotcheroos/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:50:13 +0000 admin /?p=3764
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6 cups Rice or Corn Chex (Gluten-free Rice Krispies would probably be good too)
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups butterscotch chips (sometimes these have hidden gluten in the form of barley, so check the label and leave them out if you can’t find GF)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes /double-chocolate-zucchini-cupcakes/ /double-chocolate-zucchini-cupcakes/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:44:38 +0000 admin /?p=3761

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1 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder, natural unsweetened
1 & 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 & 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 & 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup whole milk

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Pumpkin Mascarpone Frosted Vanilla Bean Cupcakes /pumpkin-mascarpone-frosted-vanilla-bean-cupcakes/ /pumpkin-mascarpone-frosted-vanilla-bean-cupcakes/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:40:17 +0000 admin /?p=3757

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3 cups cake flour (see note below)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
5 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups buttermilk, at room temperature (see note below)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract or vanilla paste

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Salted Caramel and Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies /salted-caramel-and-nutella-chocolate-chip-cookies/ /salted-caramel-and-nutella-chocolate-chip-cookies/#comments Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:44:10 +0000 admin /?p=3754

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½ cup butter
1½ cup ligh brown sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
100 g milk or dark chocolate chips
maldon salt for sprinkling
about 8 tbsp nutella and 5 tbsp salted caramel

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Black­berry & Almond Tart /black%c2%adberry-almond-tart/ /black%c2%adberry-almond-tart/#comments Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:41:34 +0000 admin /?p=3751

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175g flour
100g but­ter
20g sugar
100g but­ter
125g sugar
100g ground almonds
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
150g apple (about 2)
35g self-raising flour
100g black­ber­ries (other small ber­ries would work just as well)

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Snickers Cupcakes /snickers-cupcakes-2/ /snickers-cupcakes-2/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:40:50 +0000 admin /?p=3748
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2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

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White Chocolate Cupcakes with Truffle Filling /white-chocolate-cupcakes-with-truffle-filling/ /white-chocolate-cupcakes-with-truffle-filling/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:37:37 +0000 admin /?p=3745
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1 3/4 cups (425 mL) cake flour (see Cook’s Tip)
2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
2/3 cup (150 mL) whole milk
1/2 tsp (2 mL) Double-Strength Vanilla
4 egg whites, room temperature
6 tbsp (90 mL) butter, softened
1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (50 mL) sour cream
12 round white or dark chocolate truffles, unwrapped

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Chocolate Sponge Cake /chocolate-sponge-cake/ /chocolate-sponge-cake/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:35:01 +0000 admin /?p=3742
Ingredients
1/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
1/3 cup cake flour
1/4 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. instant coffee
4 eggs, yolks and whites in separate bowls
1/2 cup sugar

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Homemade Ding Dongs /homemade-ding-dongs/ /homemade-ding-dongs/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:30:59 +0000 admin /?p=3739
Ingredients
3 ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups hot brewed coffee
3 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs

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Salted Caramel Pecan Bars /salted-caramel-pecan-bars/ /salted-caramel-pecan-bars/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:28:57 +0000 admin /?p=3736
Ingredients
1 cup chopped pecans
12 whole graham crackers
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 Tbsp whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes /chocolate-peanut-butter-cupcakes/ /chocolate-peanut-butter-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:32:40 +0000 admin /?p=3727
Ingredients
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

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Frozen S’mores /frozen-smores/ /frozen-smores/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:29:56 +0000 admin /?p=3724
Ingredients
1.5 quart container of slow-churned chocolate ice cream (I used Breyer’s)
Container of cool-whip
Box of graham crackers

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Forgotten Kiss Cookies /forgotten-kiss-cookies/ /forgotten-kiss-cookies/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:27:04 +0000 admin /?p=3721
Ingredients
1 Cup Softened Margarine
1/3 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar (packed)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips Or Mini M&Ms
1 9oz. Bag Hershey Kisses

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Cake Cravings /cake-cravings/ /cake-cravings/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:24:27 +0000 admin /?p=3718
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups butter, softened at room temp
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened at room temp
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

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Lemonade Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting /lemonade-cupcakes-with-raspberry-frosting/ /lemonade-cupcakes-with-raspberry-frosting/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:21:59 +0000 admin /?p=3715
Ingredients
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
grated zest and juice of a lemon
1 cup milk, divided

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Dulce de Leche Filled Banana Cupcakes with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting /dulce-de-leche-filled-banana-cupcakes-with-browned-butter-cream-cheese-frosting/ /dulce-de-leche-filled-banana-cupcakes-with-browned-butter-cream-cheese-frosting/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:30:13 +0000 admin /?p=3712

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1/2 cup butter , softened
2 cups flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. soda
2 eggs
1 t. salt
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/4 cup milk
1 t vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional- I did not add this time

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Fresh Mango Cupcakes /fresh-mango-cupcakes/ /fresh-mango-cupcakes/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:25:16 +0000 admin /?p=3709
Ingredients
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
6 Tbs unsalted butter
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk

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Pumpkin Spiced M&M Brownies /pumpkin-spiced-mm-brownies/ /pumpkin-spiced-mm-brownies/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:13:38 +0000 admin /?p=3706
Ingredients
¾ cup butter, melted
¾ cup cocoa powder
1½ cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ cup flour
½ tsp salt
1 cup Pumpkin Spiced M&M’s

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Mini Scones /pumpkin-spice-latte-mini-scones/ /pumpkin-spice-latte-mini-scones/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:08:33 +0000 admin /?p=3698
Ingredients
1 3/4 cups AP flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
Heavy pinch salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
2 large eggs
2-4 Tbsp. cream
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes /pumpkin-spice-latte-cupcakes/ /pumpkin-spice-latte-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:39:37 +0000 admin /?p=3693
Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
A pinch of salt
2 eggs
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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Candy Corn Cream Cheese Frosting /carrot-cake-cupcakes-with-candy-corn-cream-cheese-frosting/ /carrot-cake-cupcakes-with-candy-corn-cream-cheese-frosting/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:26:50 +0000 admin /?p=3690
Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
A pinch of salt
2 eggs
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Sticky Buns /sticky-buns/ /sticky-buns/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:14:07 +0000 admin /?p=3683
Ingredients
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 eggs
3/4 cup milk, warm
1/4 cup warm water
1 (1/4 oz) package active dry yeast
1/3 cup sugar
4 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp salt
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Thai Pumpkin Custard, Sankaya /thai-pumpkin-custard-sankaya/ /thai-pumpkin-custard-sankaya/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:10:17 +0000 admin /?p=3679
Ingredients
1 medium Japanese pumpkin
5 eggs
400ml coconut cream
80g sugar or palm sugar (Palm sugar is the best)
½ teaspoon salt
4 pandan leaves
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Mixed Berry Bundt Cake Glazed with Lemon Icing /mixed-berry-bundt-cake-glazed-with-lemon-icing/ /mixed-berry-bundt-cake-glazed-with-lemon-icing/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:47:25 +0000 admin /?p=3676
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
zest of 1 lemon
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup kefir (or buttermilk)
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Thick and Chewy Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips /thick-and-chewy-banana-oatmeal-cookies-with-chocolate-chips/ /thick-and-chewy-banana-oatmeal-cookies-with-chocolate-chips/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:43:30 +0000 admin /?p=3673
Ingredients
1 and 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 ripe banana
1 egg
2 tablespoons oil
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Chocolate Cashew Cookie Larabar Pops /chocolate-cashew-cookie-larabar-pops/ /chocolate-cashew-cookie-larabar-pops/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:30:55 +0000 admin /?p=3668
Ingredients
15-20 pitted medjool dates*
1 cup raw or roasted cashews, unsalted (I used half and half)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (sweetened or unsweetened)
1/2 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips (non-dairy for vegan)
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Strawberries and Cream Pie /strawberries-and-cream-pie-2/ /strawberries-and-cream-pie-2/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:22:05 +0000 admin /?p=3665
Ingredients
2 8oz blocks of cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups heavy cream + 1 tbsp
2/3 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 carton strawberries, sliced into thirds or halves
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake /chocolate-sour-cream-bundt-cake/ /chocolate-sour-cream-bundt-cake/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:20:26 +0000 admin /?p=3662
Ingredients
1 cup cocoa powder, sifted, plus more for dusting pan
7 1/2 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup boiling water
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
20 Tbsp. (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
5 eggs, lightly beaten
4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Buttercream Frosting /chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-cupcakes-with-cookie-dough-buttercream-frosting/ /chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-cupcakes-with-cookie-dough-buttercream-frosting/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:17:29 +0000 admin /?p=3659
Ingredients
2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips

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Pineapple Sheet Cake /pineapple-sheet-cake/ /pineapple-sheet-cake/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:13:52 +0000 admin /?p=3656
Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
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Tropical Pineapple-Coconut Cupcakes /tropical-pineapple-coconut-cupcakes/ /tropical-pineapple-coconut-cupcakes/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:11:40 +0000 admin /?p=3652
Ingredients
3/4 heaping cup AP organic flour
1/2 heaping teaspoon baking powder (make sure it’s fresh!)
2 tablespoons soy butter, room temperature/ soft
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg (cage-free, brown)
1 teaspoon 2x extra strength vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Just under 1/4 cup organic skim milk
1/8 cup apricot nectar
1 small can pineapple pieces (small) in juice (NOT syrup)
1/3 cup shredded coconut
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Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls /baked-vegetable-egg-rolls/ /baked-vegetable-egg-rolls/#comments Sun, 29 Sep 2013 19:06:59 +0000 admin /?p=3649
Ingredients
1 tsp olive oil
2 cups of savoy cabbage, chopped
2 cups of shredded carrots
2 cups of bean sprouts
1 can of water chestnuts, chopped
2 tbsp green onions, sliced
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cookie Frosting /chocolate-cupcakes-with-peanut-butter-cookie-frosting/ /chocolate-cupcakes-with-peanut-butter-cookie-frosting/#comments Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:53:34 +0000 admin /?p=3646
Ingredients
1½ cups hot brewed coffee
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp. baking soda
¾ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
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3 Musketeers Frosting /3-musketeers-frosting/ /3-musketeers-frosting/#comments Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:47:11 +0000 admin /?p=3642
Ingredients
15 oz. 3 Musketeers Bars (either mini or chopped)
1 cup Marshmallow Fluff
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
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Compressed Wild Mushrooms & Avocados with Red Pepper Coulis /compressed-wild-mushrooms-avocados-with-red-pepper-coulis/ /compressed-wild-mushrooms-avocados-with-red-pepper-coulis/#comments Sat, 28 Sep 2013 19:38:09 +0000 admin /?p=3638
Ingredients
2 red bell peppers, raw or roasted, stemmed & seeded
1 large garlic clove
2 tablespoons almond milk
1 ½ teaspoons raw honey
Sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper to taste
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Chocolate Fondant with Philly Style Real Vanilla Ice Cream and Hibiscus Syrup /chocolate-fondant-with-philly-style-real-vanilla-ice-cream-and-hibiscus-syrup/ /chocolate-fondant-with-philly-style-real-vanilla-ice-cream-and-hibiscus-syrup/#comments Sat, 28 Sep 2013 19:33:11 +0000 admin /?p=3635
Ingredients
160g dark chocolate
160g pure icing sugar
160g unsalted butter
80g plain flour
1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
3 eggs
2 egg yolks
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Applesauce Cake With Butterscotch Sauce /applesauce-cake-with-butterscotch-sauce/ /applesauce-cake-with-butterscotch-sauce/#comments Sat, 28 Sep 2013 19:29:49 +0000 admin /?p=3632
Ingredients
1¾ cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
½ nutmeg
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1 package (8 ounce) pitted chopped dates (could substitute raisins or dried currants)
½ cup pecans chopped
1 cup hot applesauce
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Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes /chocolate-truffle-cupcakes/ /chocolate-truffle-cupcakes/#comments Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:59:44 +0000 admin /?p=3629
Ingredients
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
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Boston Cream Cupcakes /boston-cream-cupcakes/ /boston-cream-cupcakes/#comments Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:53:10 +0000 admin /?p=3626
Ingredients
1⅓ cups heavy cream
3 egg yolks
⅓ cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 2 pieces
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
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Coconut Curry Quinoa Croquettes /coconut-curry-quinoa-croquettes/ /coconut-curry-quinoa-croquettes/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:54:41 +0000 admin /?p=3623
Ingredients
2/3 cup quinoa, cooked
1 large carrot, finely shredded
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
Pinch of cayenne
1 1/2 tsp cumin
2 tsp psyllium husk (for sticky-togetherness)
1/2 tsp salt
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Butterfinger Milkshake Cupcakes /butterfinger-milkshake-cupcakes/ /butterfinger-milkshake-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:49:25 +0000 admin /?p=3620
Ingredients
3 eggs
½ cup water
¼ cup milk
½ cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
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Cheesecake Cupcakes /cheesecake-cupcakes/ /cheesecake-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:45:25 +0000 admin /?p=3616
Ingredients
2 1/4 cups finely crushed graham crackers (from 18 sheets)
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
7 Tbsp salted butter, melted
4 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
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Lemon Jam Thumbprint Cookies /lemon-jam-thumbprint-cookies/ /lemon-jam-thumbprint-cookies/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:35:19 +0000 admin /?p=3612
Ingredients
2 sticks butter
2/3 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp lemon zest, grated
1/3 cup lemon jam
2 tbsp sprinkles
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Slutty Brownies with White Chocolate Chips /slutty-brownies-with-white-chocolate-chips/ /slutty-brownies-with-white-chocolate-chips/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:33:13 +0000 admin /?p=3608
Ingredients
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
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Coconut Carrot Zucchini Muffins /coconut-carrot-zucchini-muffins/ /coconut-carrot-zucchini-muffins/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:37:51 +0000 admin /?p=3605
Ingredients
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup gluten free oats
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 organic eggs
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 large carrot shredded
1 medium zucchini shredded
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup chopped pecans

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Triple Chocolate Silk Pie /triple-chocolate-silk-pie/ /triple-chocolate-silk-pie/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:31:34 +0000 admin /?p=3602
Ingredients
1 recipePastry for a Single-Crust Pie
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1 recipeWhite Chocolate Topping
1 recipeSemisweet Chocolate Topping

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Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread /chocolate-amish-friendship-bread/ /chocolate-amish-friendship-bread/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:27:43 +0000 admin /?p=3598
Ingredients
1 (.25 oz.) package active dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water
1 c. all purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1 c. milk

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Ghost Cupcakes /ghost-cupcakes/ /ghost-cupcakes/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:11:52 +0000 admin /?p=3595
Ingredients
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1 16 – ounce container chocolate frosting, or homemade chocolate frosting
Cornstarch
1 1-lb, 8-oz package white fondant
18 sphere lollipops, such as Dum Dums
1 tube black decorating icing

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Chocolate Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes /chocolate-toasted-marshmallow-cupcakes/ /chocolate-toasted-marshmallow-cupcakes/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:06:47 +0000 admin /?p=3592
Ingredients
Scant 1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup PLUS 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
6 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg, room temperature and lightly beaten

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Zucchini Pizza Boats /zucchini-pizza-boats/ /zucchini-pizza-boats/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:36:38 +0000 admin /?p=3589
Ingredients
4 medium zucchini
½ cup marinara or pizza sauce
¼ cup nutritional yeast (optional)
¼ red onion, sliced
¼ cup kalmata olives, chopped
½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
2 tablespoons fresh basil chiffonade

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Mascarpone Cream Filling /vanilla-cupcakes-with-lemon-mascarpone-cream-filling/ /vanilla-cupcakes-with-lemon-mascarpone-cream-filling/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:26:50 +0000 admin /?p=3586
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature, cut into 8 tablespoons
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk, room temperature

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Chocolate Chai Tea Cupcakes /chocolate-chai-tea-cupcakes/ /chocolate-chai-tea-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:19:44 +0000 admin /?p=3583
Ingredients
1/2 cup (4 ounces or 125 ml) strong brewed coffee, hot
3/4 cup (42 grams) cocoa powder
1/2 cup (4 ounces or 125 ml) hot milk
2 chai tea bags

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Spooky Eyes Pretzel Bark /spooky-eyes-pretzel-bark/ /spooky-eyes-pretzel-bark/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 19:51:48 +0000 admin /?p=3580
Ingredients
1 bag mini pretzels
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
3 cups white chocolate, melted
2 cups semi sweet chocolate, melted
Oreos, M&Ms and spooky eyes ( all optional) for garnish

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Volcano Cake /volcano-cake/ /volcano-cake/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 19:49:01 +0000 admin /?p=3577
Ingredients
Cake:
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 cup pecans
1 (18.25-ounce) box German chocolate cake mix, prepare by following direction on box
10 bite-sized almond and chocolate covered candy or candy of choice
Glaze:
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

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Creamy and Comforting Chickpea Pasta Casserole /creamy-and-comforting-chickpea-pasta-casserole/ /creamy-and-comforting-chickpea-pasta-casserole/#comments Sat, 21 Sep 2013 14:47:49 +0000 admin /?p=3573
Ingredients
1/4 cup (60 ml) raw natural almonds, with skin
1-1/2 cups (360 ml) Erewhon Corn Flakes cereal
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) paprika

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Peanut Butter Caramel Cheesecake /peanut-butter-caramel-cheesecake/ /peanut-butter-caramel-cheesecake/#comments Sat, 21 Sep 2013 14:29:08 +0000 admin /?p=3570
Ingredients
1 3/4 graham crackers crumbs (you can use a small food processor to make the crumbs even)
3 tablespoons sugar
Pinch salt
1/2 stick melted butter

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Chocolate Cheesecake /chocolate-cheesecake/ /chocolate-cheesecake/#comments Sat, 21 Sep 2013 14:24:37 +0000 admin /?p=3567
Ingredients
For the crust:

140 gr digestive biscuits, crushed
3 tablespoons (40 gr) butter, softened at room temperature
pinch of salt

For the filling:

300 gr cream cheese
200 gr strained yogurt (if you can’t buy strained yogurt readily, you can make it on your own. Drain 400 gr full-fat, unflavored yogurt in a cheese cloth for couple of hours. Then place it on a strainer and the strainer in a deep bowl. Place it in the fridge for 2-3 hours. This will yield you strained yogurt.)
100 ml single cream
1/2 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon corn starch

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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing /dark-chocolate-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese-icing/ /dark-chocolate-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comments Sat, 21 Sep 2013 14:20:18 +0000 admin /?p=3564
Ingredients
150 grams / 5.3 ounces plain or all purpose flour plus extra for dusting the muffin tray
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
50 ml / 1.7fl ounces heavy cream at room temperature
50 ml / 1.7fl ounces milk at room temperature
115 grams / 4 ounces unsalted butter, a little cold
110 grams / 4 ounces caster or superfine sugar
100 grams / 3.5 ounces dark chocolate buttons or chopped (with at least 70% cocoa content)
2 large eggs at room temperature

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Callie Cooks Candy Corn Cupcakes /callie-cooks-candy-corn-cupcakes/ /callie-cooks-candy-corn-cupcakes/#comments Sat, 21 Sep 2013 14:16:17 +0000 admin /?p=3561
Ingredients
1 box moist-style white cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1 1/4 cups water (follow amount of water stated on box depending on cake brand)
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 egg whites
1 1/4 tsp. yellow food coloring
8 drops red food coloring
1 sugar-free vanilla pudding snack
1/2 cup whipped buttercream frosting (I used Betty Crocker)
54 candy corn pieces (about 1/2 cup)

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Vegan Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins /vegan-chunky-apple-cinnamon-muffins/ /vegan-chunky-apple-cinnamon-muffins/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:26:58 +0000 admin /?p=3558
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups apple, diced small + 1/4 cup apple, diced small, reserved for topping (I used 1 large unpeeled Fuji, and it yielded about 1 3/4 cups)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon

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Frosted Mocha Brownies /frosted-mocha-brownies/ /frosted-mocha-brownies/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:14:08 +0000 admin /?p=3555
Ingredients
For the Brownies:
1 tablespoon instant coffee (+ 2 teaspoons hot water)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Pumpkin Biscotti with Hazelnuts /pumpkin-biscotti-with-hazelnuts/ /pumpkin-biscotti-with-hazelnuts/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:12:17 +0000 admin /?p=3552
Ingredients
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt, kosher
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cups hazelnuts, chopped

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes /cinnamon-toast-crunch-cupcakes-2/ /cinnamon-toast-crunch-cupcakes-2/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:01:51 +0000 admin /?p=3549
Ingredients
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
¾ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup sour cream
Vanilla Cake Mix (not white cake mix)
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon

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Snickers Cupcakes /snickers-cupcakes/ /snickers-cupcakes/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:56:54 +0000 admin /?p=3546
Ingredients
1 + 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 + 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2 lg eggs
1 cup buttermilk or 1 T. white vinegar + 1 cup milk let sit for 5 minutes until thickens
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 T. vanilla
1 cup hot coffee

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Homemade Lemonade /homemade-lemonade/ /homemade-lemonade/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:09:35 +0000 admin /?p=3538
Ingredients
6 medium Lemons
12 tablespoons Sugar
6 cups Boiling Water

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Diced Eggplant With Honey and Herbs /diced-eggplant-with-honey-and-herbs/ /diced-eggplant-with-honey-and-herbs/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:04:26 +0000 admin /?p=3535
Ingredients
1 1/2 lb baby eggplant, or any small sweet variety, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
1 tbsp honey
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil for the mint sauce, plus more for brushing
1 tsp aged balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove
1 tsp mint, minced
1 tbsp parsley, minced
Juice of one lemon
A pinch of red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper

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Apple Hand Pies with Lattice Crust /apple-hand-pies-with-lattice-crust/ /apple-hand-pies-with-lattice-crust/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:54:04 +0000 admin /?p=3530
Ingredients
5 large fuji apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 TBS flour
Pie crust
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Mocha Cookies with Chocolate Buttercream /mocha-cookies-with-chocolate-buttercream/ /mocha-cookies-with-chocolate-buttercream/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:51:55 +0000 admin /?p=3527
Ingredients
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup bread flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp cornstarch
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 package Starbucks Via instant coffee (or 1 Tbsp instant coffee)

Chocolate Buttercream
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp Kahlua
1/2 tsp vanilla
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Black Forest Gateaux Cupcakes /black-forest-gateaux-cupcakes/ /black-forest-gateaux-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:39:45 +0000 admin /?p=3524
Ingredients
245ml soya milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
150g granulated sugar
75g rapeseed oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1tbs cherry brandy
140g plain flour
35g cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
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Fruity Pebble Cupcakes /fruity-pebble-cupcakes/ /fruity-pebble-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:37:07 +0000 admin /?p=3521
Ingredients
3 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup milk
4 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup rainbow jimmies
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Mini Twice Baked Potatoes with Cheddar and Scallions /mini-twice-baked-potatoes-with-cheddar-and-scallions/ /mini-twice-baked-potatoes-with-cheddar-and-scallions/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:46:41 +0000 admin /?p=3518
Ingredients
12 small new potatoes of uniform size and shape, scrubbed
1 T. salt
½ c. shredded cheddar cheese
¼ c. sour cream
2 T. sliced scallions or fresh chives
1 T. butter, melted
¼ tsp. pepper
Fresh parsley for garnish, optional
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Watermelon, Orzo and Feta Salad /watermelon-orzo-and-feta-salad/ /watermelon-orzo-and-feta-salad/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:44:45 +0000 admin /?p=3515
Ingredients
3 limes
olive oil, about equal to lime juice
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 lb (8 oz) dry orzo pasta
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced into half-moons
1 small (personal size is nice!) watermelon, cut into about 1/2″ chunks
8 oz feta, crumbled or cut into small triangles
1/2 can black olives, drained and halved
small bunch flat-leaf parsley, stems removed and lightly chopped
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Pumpkin Spice Scones /pumpkin-spice-scones/ /pumpkin-spice-scones/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:42:28 +0000 admin /?p=3513
Ingredients
FOR THE SCONES:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 stick unsalted butter, frozen
½ cups pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
½ cups heavy cream
FOR THE ICING: (MANDATORY)
1 cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
heavy cream, just enough to thin the icing to a honey like consistency
½ cups toasted, chopped pecans
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Pop-Tart Ravioli /pop-tart-ravioli/ /pop-tart-ravioli/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:40:34 +0000 admin /?p=3510
Ingredients
pie dough, refrigerated or homemade
jam of your choice (I used raspberry)
1 egg
frosting, canned or homemade
food coloring, optional
sprinkles, definitely not optional
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Strawberry Frosting /strawberry-frosting/ /strawberry-frosting/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:37:01 +0000 admin /?p=3507
Ingredients
1/2 cup whole frozen strawberries – thawed at room temperature
1 cup (227g) unsalted butter – softened at room temperature
1/8 tsp (pinch) salt
3 1/2 cups (288g) confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
1/2 tsp (2g) vanilla extract

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Fluffernutter Cupcakes /fluffernutter-cupcakes/ /fluffernutter-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:34:36 +0000 admin /?p=3504
Ingredients
FOR THE VANILLA CUPCAKES:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, room temperature
2/3 cup white sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk (I used skim)

FOR THE PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
milk, as needed

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Summer Sangria /summer-sangria/ /summer-sangria/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:44:51 +0000 admin /?p=3501
Ingredients
1 bottle dry red wine
1 can diet 7 up
1 c orange juice
1/2 c brandy
fruit of your choice

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Eggplant Tomato Bialy Sandwich /eggplant-tomato-bialy-sandwich/ /eggplant-tomato-bialy-sandwich/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:42:07 +0000 admin /?p=3498
Ingredients
1 small eggplant sliced into rounds, salted
1 Heirloom Tomato – sliced
hand full red lettuce
2 Bialy’s
whole grain mustard

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Authentic Italian Bruschetta à la Bella Napoli /authentic-italian-bruschetta-a-la-bella-napoli/ /authentic-italian-bruschetta-a-la-bella-napoli/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:40:15 +0000 admin /?p=3495
Ingredients
Olive oil
1-2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 tsp oregano
Pinch Salt
A few fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
Splash balsamic vinegar
High quality artisan bread, sliced

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Chocolate Cheesecake With Raspberries /chocolate-cheesecake-with-raspberries/ /chocolate-cheesecake-with-raspberries/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:37:04 +0000 admin /?p=3492
Ingredients
24 Oreo Sandwich Cookies (crushed)
¼ cup melted butter
4 packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
4 eggs
For Garnish
6.8 ounce bar of milk chocolate
fresh raspberries

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5 Minute Cookies and Cream Fudge /5-minute-cookies-and-cream-fudge/ /5-minute-cookies-and-cream-fudge/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:33:38 +0000 admin /?p=3489

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12 oreos, crushed into smaller pieces
3 cups white chocolate, chopped (or white chocolate chips)
1 can condensed milk

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Reese’s Owls /reeses-owls/ /reeses-owls/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:28:23 +0000 admin /?p=3486
Ingredients
1 chocolate cake mix + ingredients from back of box
1 can chocolate frosting
sprinkles
24 Reese’s peanut butter cups
48 mini Oreo cookies
48 edible candy eyeballs (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
24 orange chocolate covered sunflower seeds
2 ounces chocolate CandiQuik
24 short lollipop sticks

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Cherry Cola Cupcakes with Maraschino Buttercream /cherry-cola-cupcakes-with-maraschino-buttercream/ /cherry-cola-cupcakes-with-maraschino-buttercream/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:25:34 +0000 admin /?p=3483
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups flour
4 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup cherry cola (cannot be diet)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

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German Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars /german-chocolate-pecan-pie-bars/ /german-chocolate-pecan-pie-bars/#comments Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:09:46 +0000 admin /?p=3480
Ingredients
3 cups pecan halves
1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 & 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 large eggs
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

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Colossal Caramel Apple Trifle /colossal-caramel-apple-trifle/ /colossal-caramel-apple-trifle/#comments Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:07:53 +0000 admin /?p=3477
Ingredients
1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
6 cups cold milk
3 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
2 cans (21 ounces each) apple pie filling
2 cartons (16 ounces each) frozen whipped topping, thawed

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Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Fudge /peanut-butter-and-white-chocolate-fudge/ /peanut-butter-and-white-chocolate-fudge/#comments Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:04:53 +0000 admin /?p=3474
Ingredients
11 oz white chocolate chips, 1 bag, I always use the Ghirardelli brand.
1 14 oz can condense milk
1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter, oil drained, I used organic peanut butter.
1/2 cup chopped peanuts, I used raw and unsalted

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Breakfast Mocha Frappe /breakfast-mocha-frappe/ /breakfast-mocha-frappe/#comments Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:08:17 +0000 admin /?p=3471
Ingredients
6-8oz strong brewed coffee (cooled in fridge at least 20 minutes)
1 cup ice
6oz milk
1 packet chocolate carnation instant breakfast (breakfast essentails)

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Raw Vegan Choklad Molten Lava Cake /raw-vegan-choklad-molten-lava-cake/ /raw-vegan-choklad-molten-lava-cake/#comments Mon, 02 Sep 2013 19:46:53 +0000 admin /?p=3468
Ingredients
for the crust:
2 dl raw nuts
1 dl dates, pitted
3 tbsp cacao powder
7 drops vanilla stevia
a pinch of salt

chocolate sauce:
0,5 dl pitted dates
4 tbsp raw cashews
3 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
7 drops vanilla stevia
raw nut milk, until desired consitency

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Crumbly Cinnamon & Orange Cookie Balls /crumbly-cinnamon-orange-cookie-balls/ /crumbly-cinnamon-orange-cookie-balls/#comments Mon, 02 Sep 2013 19:44:30 +0000 admin /?p=3465
Ingredients
1/2 cup vegan margarine ( I used Vitalite Dairy Free)
1/4 cup powdered sugar ( I use Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Zest of one large orange
1 cup wholewheat flour
1/2 cup oats

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The Raspberry Peach Honey Deuce /the-raspberry-peach-honey-deuce/ /the-raspberry-peach-honey-deuce/#comments Mon, 02 Sep 2013 18:18:52 +0000 admin /?p=3462
Ingredients
1.25 oz Vodka
1/4 tsp honey
Fresh lemonade
.5 oz Grand Marnier Raspberry and Peach liqueur (or premium raspberry liqueur if you want to make the original)
Raspberries for garnish (The original calls for honeydew melon balls)
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Margaritas! /margaritas/ /margaritas/#comments Mon, 02 Sep 2013 18:16:41 +0000 admin /?p=3459
Ingredients
1 Lemon, peeled and halved
1 Lime, peeled and halved
1 Orange, peeled and halved
6 ounces of Tequila
2 ounces of Grand Marnier
1/4 c. sugar
6 c. of ice
1/4 c. water
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Epic Late Summer Cupcakes /epic-late-summer-cupcakes/ /epic-late-summer-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:01:31 +0000 admin /?p=3456
Ingredients
For the cupcakes:
2 large avocados, peeled, seeded, mashed
juice of one lime
1/2 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. white sugar, granulated
1 tsp. vanilla extract (preferably Mexican vanilla extract)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ginger, ground
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. carrot, shredded
3/4 c. zucchini, shredded
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting /chocolate-cupcakes-with-salted-caramel-cream-cheese-frosting/ /chocolate-cupcakes-with-salted-caramel-cream-cheese-frosting/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:58:20 +0000 admin /?p=3453
Ingredients
2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup Canola oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
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Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich Cookies /peanut-butter-banana-sandwich-cookies/ /peanut-butter-banana-sandwich-cookies/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:35:12 +0000 admin /?p=3450
Ingredients
For the cookies:
1.5 large, ripe bananas, mashed
¼ c. unsalted, peanut butter ( I used reconstituted PB2 powdered peanut butter)
½ t. pure vanilla extract
1 T. melted coconut oil
2 T. granulated stevia
1¼ c. ground flaxseed meal (you could also substitute almond flour)
½ t. baking powder
pinch of salt
For the frosting:
½ ripe banana
1 T. unsalted peanut butter (I used reconstituted PB2)
2 T. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
1 t. granulated stevia
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Homemade Fig Newtons /homemade-fig-newtons/ /homemade-fig-newtons/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:32:43 +0000 admin /?p=3447
Ingredients
For the cookie:

2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 eggs (I used a flax egg replacement)
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground vanilla bean or extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 T milk (I used oat milk)
2 T applesauce unsweetened

For the filling:

15-20 figs (I used dried Turkish Figs I got at Sprouts)
1 T maple syrup
water
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Yellow Watermelon Margarita Fresca /yellow-watermelon-margarita-fresca/ /yellow-watermelon-margarita-fresca/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:09:49 +0000 admin /?p=3444
Ingredients
4 cups yellow watermelon, seeded and cubed
2 cups ice
juice of 3 limes
a pinch of salt
12 drops of liquid stevia or 1 TBS honey
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The Sun Also Rises Cocktail /the-sun-also-rises-cocktail/ /the-sun-also-rises-cocktail/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:06:41 +0000 admin /?p=3441

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2 ounces light rum
3/4 of an ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 of an ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 of an ounce maraschino liqueur
1 teaspoon absinthe or Pernod
Grapefruit twist, for garnish

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Fig Brioche Swirl Sticky Buns /fig-brioche-swirl-sticky-buns/ /fig-brioche-swirl-sticky-buns/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:07:11 +0000 admin /?p=3437
Ingredients
Swirl Buns
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg (beaten)
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for kneading)
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 TBSP unsalted butter (softened)
10-12oz fig preserves

Streusel Topping:
2 TBSP cold butter
5 TBSP granulated sugar
2 TBSP flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Sticky Sauce:
1/4 cup butter
1/3 packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
3 TBSP honey
Pinch of salt
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Reese’s Rice Krispie Treats /reeses-rice-krispie-treats/ /reeses-rice-krispie-treats/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:01:29 +0000 admin /?p=3434
Ingredients
¼ cup butter
4 cups marshmallows
5 cups Rice Krispies
One bag of miniature Reese’s, unwrapped
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Lemon-Rosemary Gin Fizz with Cucumber Sorbet /lemon-rosemary-gin-fizz-with-cucumber-sorbet/ /lemon-rosemary-gin-fizz-with-cucumber-sorbet/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:19:57 +0000 admin /?p=3431
Ingredients
Lemon-Rosemary Gin Fizz

1 c. sugar
1 c. lemon juice
2-3 sprigs rosemary, plus more for garnish if desired
ice
6 c. chilled seltzer water
6 shots gin

Cucumber Sorbet

2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. water
15-20 small mint leaves
2 large cucumbers, peeled
2 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS gin

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Watermelon Mint Shrub /watermelon-mint-shrub/ /watermelon-mint-shrub/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:17:03 +0000 admin /?p=3428
Ingredients
3 cups water, plus more for serving (when serving, sparkling water can be substituted for still)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup good-quality honey (plus 1/3 cup more, or a few tablespoons of granulated sugar, if you like a sweeter drink)
6 cups coarsely chopped watermelon
1 cup freshly chopped spearmint
1 cup cider vinegar
ice cubes, for serving

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Mushroom Skewers /mushroom-skewers/ /mushroom-skewers/#comments Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:50:42 +0000 admin /?p=3425
Ingredients
1/2 tablespoon harissa
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
8 ounces baby portobello mushrooms, halved lengthwise

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Caramelized Carrots and Onions with Whole Grain Mustard /caramelized-carrots-and-onions-with-whole-grain-mustard/ /caramelized-carrots-and-onions-with-whole-grain-mustard/#comments Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:48:16 +0000 admin /?p=3422
Ingredients
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1½ tablespoons packed light brown sugar
½ tablespoon cider vinegar
2 medium onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
7 medium carrots, cut 1-inch thick on the diagonal
1 tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper to taste

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Bob Marley Daiquiri /bob-marley-daiquiri/ /bob-marley-daiquiri/#comments Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:36:44 +0000 admin /?p=3419
Ingredients
light rum
blue curacao
orange curacao
strawberry daiquiri mix
fresh mango
sweet and sour mix
lime juice
ice

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Sex in the Driveway /sex-in-the-driveway/ /sex-in-the-driveway/#comments Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:33:24 +0000 admin /?p=3416
Ingredients
1oz peach schnapps
1 oz blue curaçao
2 oz vodka fill with sprite

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Chocolate Amaretto Crêpe Cake /chocolate-amaretto-crepe-cake/ /chocolate-amaretto-crepe-cake/#comments Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:23:06 +0000 admin /?p=3413
Ingredients
Crêpes:
6 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup confectioners sugar

Chocolate-Amaretto Filling:
1 1/3 cups heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
2 Tbsp. amaretto liqueur

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Frozen Raspberry Delight /frozen-raspberry-delight/ /frozen-raspberry-delight/#comments Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:18:28 +0000 admin /?p=3410

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Crust

2 cups crushed chocolate wafer cookies
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar

Filling

1 cup chocolate fudge sauce, slightly softened
1 quart vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1 pint raspberry sherbet, slightly softened
1 bag (12 oz) frozen raspberries

Topping

1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

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Neapolitan Cupcakes /neapolitan-cupcakes/ /neapolitan-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:05:09 +0000 admin /?p=3407
Ingredients
1 box each chocolate and white cake mix, plus ingredients called for on back of box (substituting 1/3 c unsweetened applesauce for oil)
1 box each sugar free/fat free chocolate and vanilla pudding mix
1 can strawberry frosting
1 jar maraschino cherries, stems on, patted dry
1 jar Pirouline cookies (I used dark chocolate because it was at the dollar store), cut in half or thirds

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting /chocolate-cupcakes-with-vanilla-frosting/ /chocolate-cupcakes-with-vanilla-frosting/#comments Sun, 25 Aug 2013 07:50:28 +0000 admin /?p=3404
Ingredients
95 g plain flour
30 g cocoa
120 g caster sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
80 g butter
2 eggs
125 ml milk

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Sweet Potato Cakes with Spicy Coconut Tomato Sauce /sweet-potato-cakes-with-spicy-coconut-tomato-sauce/ /sweet-potato-cakes-with-spicy-coconut-tomato-sauce/#comments Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:03:58 +0000 admin /?p=3401
Ingredients
olive oil
2 sweet potatoes, cubed into ½” chunks
6 large garlic cloves (peeled)
½ tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
½ tsp dried rosemary
1 jalapeño, diced and seeded
5 scallions, chopped
salt & pepper
1 cup cilantro, chopped and divided
the zest of 1 lime
1 can coconut milk
1 shallot, diced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp rosemary
salt & pepper
the juice of 1 lime
fresh arugula for serving

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100% Whole Grain Tomato Basil Focaccia /100-whole-grain-tomato-basil-focaccia/ /100-whole-grain-tomato-basil-focaccia/#comments Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:01:47 +0000 admin /?p=3398
Ingredients
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon molasses
1.5 teaspoons active yeast

1/2 cup spelt flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1-2 tablespoons Extra virgin Olive oil

Topping
1-2 Tablespoons Extra virgin Olive oil
sliced cherry tomatoes
finely chopped fresh basil or dried basil

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Creamy Thai Slaw with Baked Wonton Chips /creamy-thai-slaw-with-baked-wonton-chips/ /creamy-thai-slaw-with-baked-wonton-chips/#comments Sat, 24 Aug 2013 16:39:21 +0000 admin /?p=3395
Ingredients
10-12 wonton wrappers or 3-4 egg roll sheets
SLAW DRESSING
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (~1 lime)
1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger root
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon Asian-style chili garlic sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
2-3 tablespoons honey, agave or maple syrup, depending on desired sweetness
1/3 cup non-fat greek or plain yogurt (omit or sub pureed avocado to keep dairy free)
1-2 heaping Tbsp natural salted peanut butter (depending on preferred peanut-yness)
SLAW VEGGIES
1/2 cup finely grated carrots
1 cup finely shredded cabbage, purple or green
2 green onions, finely diced

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Roasted Tomatoes With Herbs /roasted-tomatoes-with-herbs/ /roasted-tomatoes-with-herbs/#comments Sat, 24 Aug 2013 16:37:25 +0000 admin /?p=3392
Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons chopped basil
2 1/2 tablespoons chopped parsley

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Black Bean Protein Cookies /black-bean-protein-cookies/ /black-bean-protein-cookies/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:57:57 +0000 admin /?p=3389
Ingredients
1 can of blackbeans drained and rinsed (approx. 1 1/4 cup)
2 tbsp (14g) melted coconut oil
80g (1/3 cup) Dutch unprocessed cocoa powder – or you could use cacao
2 tbsp ground flaxseed or whole chia seeds
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
30g (1/4 cup) dried cranberries – optional but recommended!
3 tbsp maple syrup/agave/coconut nectar
1 tbsp almond milk (or dairy free milk of choice)

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Coconut Cacao Protein Cookies /coconut-cacao-protein-cookies/ /coconut-cacao-protein-cookies/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:50:18 +0000 admin /?p=3386
Ingredients
½ c. coconut flour
2 T. hemp protein powder
2 T. cacao powder
2 t. baking powder
½ t. ground cinnamon
¼ t. salt
4 packets of granulated stevia (you could also use a couple of drops of liquid stevia or about 2 t. coconut sugar)
2 T. ground flaxseed meal + 4 T. water (mix together let sit for 10 minutes)
2 T. unsweetened, shredded coconut (plus more for rolling)
1 T. pure vanilla extract
¼ c. unsalted, roasted almond butter
¾ c. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk

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Watermelon Water Margaritas /watermelon-water-margaritas/ /watermelon-water-margaritas/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:37:39 +0000 admin /?p=3383
Ingredients
2 cups watermelon, chopped
10 ounces tequila
4 ounces Grand Marnier
3 medium oranges, peeled, halved
2 lime, peeled, halved
2 lemon, peeled, halved, seeded
2/3 cups granulated sugar
5-7 cups ice cubes

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Salted Caramel Milkshake /salted-caramel-milkshake/ /salted-caramel-milkshake/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:29:05 +0000 admin /?p=3378
Ingredients
3 dessert spoonfuls of salted caramel sauce*
1/2 cup milk (light/whole/whatever you like)
2-3 scoops of vanilla ice-cream

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Angel Food Cupcakes /angel-food-cupcakes/ /angel-food-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:22:06 +0000 admin /?p=3375
Ingredients
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon cake flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar, pulsed in the food processor for several minutes until very fine, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 egg whites, room temperature
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

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Pumpkin Chocolate Cupcakes /pumpkin-chocolate-cupcakes/ /pumpkin-chocolate-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:16:32 +0000 admin /?p=3372
Ingredients
3/8 cup sifted flour
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/6 cup boiling water
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs separated
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Salted Caramel Cupcakes /salted-caramel-cupcakes/ /salted-caramel-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:03:17 +0000 admin /?p=3369
Ingredients
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs
3 cups sifted cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk, room temperature

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Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes /nutella-cheesecake-cupcakes/ /nutella-cheesecake-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:01:23 +0000 admin /?p=3366
Ingredients
12 Oreos, finely crushed*
1 1/2 Tbsp salted butter, melted
6 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
12 oz cream cheese, well softened (use full fat)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk (preferably whole or 2%)
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup Nutella
For the topping
1 cup heavy cream
3 Tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 c chopped, toasted hazelnuts
chopped chocolate or real chocolate sprinkles, for garnish

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Cheesecake with Figs & Salted Honey /cheesecake-with-figs-salted-honey/ /cheesecake-with-figs-salted-honey/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:52:05 +0000 admin /?p=3363
Ingredients
Crust:

2 1/4 cups of almond flour
2 cups dates, seeds removed
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Cake:

3 cups cashews, soaked
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:

2 tablespoons raw honey
hot water
Maldon sea salt to taste
a basket of ripe, sweet figs

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Stone Fruit & Vanilla Protein ‘Creamsicles’ /stone-fruit-vanilla-protein-creamsicles/ /stone-fruit-vanilla-protein-creamsicles/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:48:48 +0000 admin /?p=3360

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1 scoop vanilla protein powder (1/4 cup) I use North Coast Naturals vanilla whey – you can easily use a vanilla flavor vegan protein powder as well, and a GF one if needed.
1 large donut peach, sliced (95g) (you can use a regular peach as well)
1 large nectarine sliced (150g)
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
6 dried apricots
¼ tsp xanthan gum (optional) (I use Bob’s Red Mill all natural – which is GF)
ice

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Skinny BabyCake Banana Pudding Milkshakes /skinny-babycake-banana-pudding-milkshakes/ /skinny-babycake-banana-pudding-milkshakes/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:40:41 +0000 admin /?p=3356
Ingredients
2 ripe frozen bananas, cut in slices
1/2 cup cold low-fat whipped topping
3/4 – 1 cup milk
4 teaspoons powdered vanilla instant pudding
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Whipped cream for garnish
Vanilla wafers for garnish

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Bloody Mary /bloody-mary/ /bloody-mary/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:39:17 +0000 admin /?p=3353
Ingredients
2 oz vodka
4 oz heirloom tomato juice
1/4 oz lemon juice
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes Tabasco
1/4 teaspoon horseradish
1 pinch árbol chile powder
2 pinches celery salt
1 pinch black pepper

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After School Energy Cookies /after-school-energy-cookies/ /after-school-energy-cookies/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:42:35 +0000 admin /?p=3349
Ingredients
2 cups Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal, divided
2 Tbsp psyllium husks
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
2 Tbsp plain or vanilla rice-based protein powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp goji berries (or raisins, chopped dates, dried cranberries, etc)
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup chocolate or carob chips
1/4 cup sunflower butter
6 large medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk, or coconut beverage
2 Tbsp coconut sugar

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Chewy Chocolate Brownies /chewy-chocolate-brownies/ /chewy-chocolate-brownies/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:39:32 +0000 admin /?p=3346
Ingredients
1/3 Cup Chocolate Chips + (1/3 Cup Chocolate Chips optional)
1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 Ener-G Eggs (or flax eggs)
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup All Purpose Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup Almond Milk

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Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate and Almonds /ice-cream-with-dark-chocolate-and-almonds/ /ice-cream-with-dark-chocolate-and-almonds/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:38:03 +0000 admin /?p=3343
Ingredients
3 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 cup almond milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup raw almonds, chopped

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Orange Blossom /orange-blossom/ /orange-blossom/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:35:36 +0000 admin /?p=3340
Ingredients
1.5 oz Gin
1.5 oz Sweet vermouth (optional)
1.5 oz Orange juice
Garnish: Orange wheel
Glass: Cocktail

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Mango and Banana Smoothie /mango-and-banana-smoothie/ /mango-and-banana-smoothie/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:32:03 +0000 admin /?p=3337
Ingredients
1 mango (ripe, fresh and cold)
1 banana (ripe and cold)
2 T sugar
1⁄2 c milk
1 T lemon juice (optional)
1 c crushed ice (optional)
1 c whipped cream (heavy)

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Spiced Dutch Carrots /spiced-dutch-carrots/ /spiced-dutch-carrots/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:20:55 +0000 admin /?p=3333
Ingredients
1 bunch of Dutch Carrots (about 250g)
3 cloves of garlic crushed
1/8 cup olive oil
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 Teaspoon Sweet Paprika
1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (or a bit less if you don’t want it hot, but it need a bit of it!)
1 Tablespoon Honey OR for a vegan version 1 Tablespoon Icing sugar
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon finely chopped parsley
Sea Salt to Taste
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Italian Grilled Zucchini /italian-grilled-zucchini/ /italian-grilled-zucchini/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:18:46 +0000 admin /?p=3330
Ingredients
2 large zucchini
2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons (slightly heaping) kosher salt
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon parsley
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Chocolate Hazelnut Melting Moments /chocolate-hazelnut-melting-moments/ /chocolate-hazelnut-melting-moments/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:16:26 +0000 admin /?p=3327
Ingredients
6 tbs (90 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ cup (55 grams) granulated sugar
1 large egg
½ cup (50 grams) ground hazelnuts
¾ cup (110 grams) all-purpose flour
¼ cup (25 grams) cocoa powder (I used Dutch-processed)

For the buttercream
90 grams dark chocolate, melted and cooled
2 tbs (60 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
⅓ cup (110 grams) Nutella
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Peach Shortcakes with Lavender Biscuits /peach-shortcakes-with-lavender-biscuits/ /peach-shortcakes-with-lavender-biscuits/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:14:44 +0000 admin /?p=3324
Ingredients
6 large peaches, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup whole wheat white flour (I used King Arthur flour)
1 cup all-purpose flour (also King Arthur Flour)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3 tablespoons culinary lavender
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
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Meyer Lemon Bars /meyer-lemon-bars/ /meyer-lemon-bars/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:12:09 +0000 admin /?p=3321

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Crust:
1 cup/140 grams flour
1/4 cup/50 grams sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons/115 grams melted unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Lemon Topping:
1 regular or Meyer lemon, organic or unsprayed
1 cup/200 grams sugar
3 tablespoons/45 milliliters freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
3 large eggs, room temperature
4 teaspoons corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons/45 grams melted unsalted butter
powdered sugar, for serving (optional)

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Mango-Banana Smoothie /mango-banana-smoothie/ /mango-banana-smoothie/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:10:45 +0000 admin /?p=3318
Ingredients
1 ripe banana, cut into chunks
1 mango, cut into chunks
1½ cups milk (regular or almond)
2 tablespoons rolled oats
1½ tablespoons melted coconut oil
6 large ice cubs
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Gin and Tonic Sorbet /gin-and-tonic-sorbet/ /gin-and-tonic-sorbet/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:09:17 +0000 admin /?p=3315
Ingredients
½ cup (120 ml) water
½ cup (110 g) sugar
Juice and zest of two limes
2½ cups (600 ml) tonic water
½ cup (120 ml) gin
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Orange Bitters /orange-bitters/ /orange-bitters/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:07:39 +0000 admin /?p=3312
Ingredients
25 oz (750 ml) grain alcohol
1/2 lb (228 g) orange peel pieces
Juice of 2 oranges
1 tsp (5 ml) fennel seeds
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) coriander
4 cardamom pods
20 drops gentian extract
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Magic Cake /magic-cake-2/ /magic-cake-2/#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:47:14 +0000 admin /?p=3309
Ingredients
4 eggs (separate yolks from whites) at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
150 g (3/4 cup) sugar
125 g (1 stick) butter, melted
115 g (4 oz or 3/4 cup) of all purpose flour
500 ml (2 cups) milk lukewarm
powdered sugar for dusting cake
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Peanut Butter-Swirled Cheesecake Bars with Brown Sugar-Graham Cracker Crust /peanut-butter-swirled-cheesecake-bars-with-brown-sugar-graham-cracker-crust/ /peanut-butter-swirled-cheesecake-bars-with-brown-sugar-graham-cracker-crust/#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:31:58 +0000 admin /?p=3306
Ingredients
Crust
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon cornstarch
pinch salt, optional and to taste

Filling
1 large egg
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature and very soft (light is okay)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
heaping 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, melted for swirling
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Pistachio Brittle /pistachio-brittle/ /pistachio-brittle/#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:29:42 +0000 admin /?p=3303
Ingredients
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup water
½ cup light corn syrup
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ teaspoon baking soda
3 cups (about 16 ounces) roasted, salted pistachios
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Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl /apple-pie-quinoa-breakfast-bowl/ /apple-pie-quinoa-breakfast-bowl/#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:14:15 +0000 admin /?p=3300
Ingredients
1/4 c quinoa + 1/2 c water or 1 1/4 c cooked, leftover quinoa
1 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 large apple, diced (I used Honeycrisp)
ceylon cinnamon
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Mini Roasted Corn & White Bean Grilled Cheese Sandwiches /mini-roasted-corn-white-bean-grilled-cheese-sandwiches/ /mini-roasted-corn-white-bean-grilled-cheese-sandwiches/#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:09:44 +0000 admin /?p=3297
Ingredients
for the roasted corn & white bean spread
1 1/2 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
olive oil spray
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 15oz can of great northern white beans (or 1 1/2 cups cooked beans)
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
for ancho chili cashew cheese
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for 1-2 hours (or overnight), reserve the water
5 tablespoons of reserved soaking water
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon white miso
1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
for the sandwiches
1 baguette
vegan mozzarella shreds (I used Trader Joe’s brand, but daiya would work just as well)
2-3 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
olive oil spray
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Grapefruit Basil Mimosa /grapefruit-basil-mimosa/ /grapefruit-basil-mimosa/#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:58:35 +0000 admin /?p=3294
Ingredients
1 1/2 c grapefruit juice
1 bottle champagne or sparkling white wine
3 x 12oz cans of Ginger Ale
handful of fresh basil
1 grapefruit, sliced
1/4c Basil Simple Syrup
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Peach Milkshake /peach-milkshake/ /peach-milkshake/#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:56:07 +0000 admin /?p=3291
Ingredients
1 C Heavy Whipping Cream
1½ Tbsp Sugar
½ tsp Cinnamon, ground
3 Peaches
2 Tbsp Crème Fraîche
12 oz Vanilla Ice Cream, good quality
Milk, as needed
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Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies /almond-chocolate-chip-cookies/ /almond-chocolate-chip-cookies/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:36:56 +0000 admin /?p=3288
Ingredients
1 1/2 cup (150g) almond meal*
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup chocolate chips (I used enjoylife vegan chocolate chips)
For the icing:
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 cup icing sugar
2 tsp milk (more or less, depending on the desired consistency)
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Bounty Bar /bounty-bar/ /bounty-bar/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:33:40 +0000 admin /?p=3285
Ingredients
2 cups desiccated coconut, sulphate-free is best
1 cup of coconut milk (use the full fat one)
3 Tbsp coconut oil or coconut butter
4 Tbsp of 100% pure maple syrup, coconut syrup or date paste (adjust to taste)
A pinch of sea salt (important to get all the natural flavours out of the coconut milk and flakes)
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Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes /ultimate-chocolate-cupcakes-2/ /ultimate-chocolate-cupcakes-2/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:21:31 +0000 admin /?p=3282
Ingredients
For the Ganache Filling:
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
¼ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

For the Cupcakes:
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
⅓ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
¾ cup hot coffee
¾ cup bread flour
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Frosting:
1¼ cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
¾ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
¾ cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces chocolate (milk, semisweet or dark), melted and cooled
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Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie /blueberry-oatmeal-smoothie/ /blueberry-oatmeal-smoothie/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:12:18 +0000 admin /?p=3279
Ingredients
½ medium frozen banana
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
¼ cup rolled oats
½ cup vanilla yogurt
½ cup milk
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Negroni /negroni/ /negroni/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:10:26 +0000 admin /?p=3276
Ingredients
1 oz gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 orange twist
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Walnut & Cranberry Cookies /walnut-cranberry-cookies/ /walnut-cranberry-cookies/#comments Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:48:17 +0000 admin /?p=3273
Ingredients
20 cookies
3.5 oz butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup quick oat
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup walnuts
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
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The Eye of The Leopard /the-eye-of-the-leopard/ /the-eye-of-the-leopard/#comments Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:46:26 +0000 admin /?p=3269
Ingredients
450 g flour
150 g butter
5 egg yolks
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup warm milk
1cub fresh yeast
500g sour cherries
Cream:
4 egg whites
150g sugar
150 g ground nuts (or almonds or crushed cracker crumbs)
Chocolate sauce:
150 g sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons water
50 g butter
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Blueberry Limeade /blueberry-limeade/ /blueberry-limeade/#comments Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:34:15 +0000 admin /?p=3266
Ingredients
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (I used about 4 large limes)
2 cups fresh blueberries
3/4 cup sugar (more or less to taste)
5 cups water (2 warm, 3 ice cold)
Optional: extra blueberries, sugar, and lime rind for garnish
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Agua Fresca /agua-fresca/ /agua-fresca/#comments Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:31:09 +0000 admin /?p=3263
Ingredients
½ c water
½ c honey
4 c (about 2 lbs) cantaloupe cut into 1 inch pieces
¼ c fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
2 Tbsp fresh mint leaves
¼ tsp salt
sparkling water or club soda
mint sprigs for garnish
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Peach Oat Smoothie /peach-oat-smoothie/ /peach-oat-smoothie/#comments Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:20:56 +0000 admin /?p=3260
Ingredients
2 ripe peaches, quartered, pits removed
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 cup rolled oats (gluten free for G-free eaters)
1/2 frozen banana (peeled before freezing)
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
OPTIONAL: 1 Tbsp agave, maple syrup or stevia for added sweetness (or honey for non-vegan)
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Healthy Lemon Bars /healthy-lemon-bars/ /healthy-lemon-bars/#comments Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:17:04 +0000 admin /?p=3257
Ingredients
Crust:
2 1/3 cups White Spelt Flour or Organic White Flour
3/4 cup Xylitol or Powdered Honey (Powdered honey is my fav sweetener for this)
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/8 teaspoon Sea or Pink Salt
1 1/3 cups Earth Balance Butter
1/2 teaspoon Natural Butter Extract (optional)

Filling:
2 cups Water
1 1/4 Tablespoons Agar-Agar Powder (not Agar-Agar Flakes)
1 1/4 cup Xylitol or 3/4 cup Xylitol and 1/2 cup Powdered Honey
1 Tablespoon Liquid Stevia
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch (decrease to 1 1/2 T if using powdered honey)
2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Zest (about 6 Large Lemons)
2-3 drops Natural Yellow Food Coloring (optional, but recommended for a true yellow color)
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Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream /red-velvet-cheesecake-ice-cream/ /red-velvet-cheesecake-ice-cream/#comments Sun, 18 Aug 2013 09:50:15 +0000 admin /?p=3254
Ingredients
for the red velvet ice cream:
1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
1/2 cup red velvet cake mix
1/2 cup red velvet cake crumbs (from baking the rest of the red velvet cake mix according to the package’s instructions)

for the cheesecake ice cream:
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup half-and-half
2/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
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Savory Sweet Corn Cupcakes /savory-sweet-corn-cupcakes/ /savory-sweet-corn-cupcakes/#comments Sun, 18 Aug 2013 09:47:16 +0000 admin /?p=3251
Ingredients
1 cup yogurt
3 eggs
½ cup olive oil
¾ cup cornmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup sweet corn
½ cup curd cheese
Frosting:
1 cup strained yogurt
Corn chips for garnish
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The Smokey Spicy Lemon /the-smokey-spicy-lemon/ /the-smokey-spicy-lemon/#comments Sun, 18 Aug 2013 09:42:55 +0000 admin /?p=3248
Ingredients
1 1/2 oz. vodka, tequila or rum
1 1/2 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. chipotle-honey simple syrup (recipe follows)
Dried chiles for garnish
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Lavender Lemonade /lavender-lemonade/ /lavender-lemonade/#comments Sun, 18 Aug 2013 09:40:19 +0000 admin /?p=3245
Ingredients
5 1/2 cups of water
1/2 cup organic raw honey
juice from 4 lemons
juice from 1 lime
6 sprigs lavender + additional for garnishing
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Chocolate Almond Milk /chocolate-almond-milk/ /chocolate-almond-milk/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:40:46 +0000 admin /?p=3242
Ingredients
1 cup raw almonds, soaked in water
3 1/2 cups cold water
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2-4 large Medjool dates, to taste (you can also use liquid stevia or maple syrup, to taste)
pinch of salt
1 T vanilla extract
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Cardamom Moscow Mule /cardamom-moscow-mule/ /cardamom-moscow-mule/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:37:05 +0000 admin /?p=3239
Ingredients
2 oz vodka
1/2 oz lime juice
4 oz cardamom ginger ale
lime wheel and pinch of ground cardamom for garnish
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