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Spiced Rum Apple Cake with Apple Cider Caramel Glaze

These are mini rum cakes, but not just plain mini rum cakes, but apple spiced mini rum cakes with apple cider caramel sauce. When I first made these little cakes, I diced the apples, but it made the cake lumpy. They were tasty, but lumpy and very difficult to remove from the pan. Round two… 

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Blueberry Ginger Jam

Blueberry Ginger Jam

I got my hands on a crap-ton of blueberries. What does one do with a crap-ton of blueberries? Jam of course!  Full disclosure I have never jammed before, with fruit or musical instruments for that matter. And, trust me you wouldn’t want me to jam with a musical instrument it’s better that I stick with fruit… 

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How to Season a Granite Mortar and Pestle + Guacamole

For years, I have skimmed food magazines and coveted pictures with beautifully seasoned granite mortar and pestles. I just love how rustic they look and how you can see a story in them through their seasoning and wear. Stone grinding has been around for thousands of years making the granite mortar and pestle one of… 

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Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Pistachio Crust and Cherry Sauce

I’m going to keep this simple. This is cheesecake, cheesecake with goat cheese and goat cheese in cheesecake is good. I know some of you are probably thinking goat cheese in cheesecake is weird but I promise you it’s muy bueno. Goat cheese and pistachios is also muy bueno so, I made goat cheese cheesecake… 

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Fancy BLT with Balsamic Mayo

When I was a kid, my father played in a bowling league and every once in awhile I would tag along. I wasn’t really interested in bowling, what I was after was the crinkle cut french fries and toasted BLT. To this day I still associate crinkle cut fries or what I call bowling alley… 

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20 Ice Cream Recipes for Summer

In case you don’t know July is National Ice Cream Month and to celebrate this special month I have collected 20 of my favorite ice cream recipes. I got them all, fancy, simple, classic and all of them delicious. I mean who doesn’t love ice cream!? Is cool, sweet, refreshing and many times attached to childhood memories. I… 

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Mediterranean Panzanella -

Mediterranean Panzanella

This week OB had to hit the road for work and that means I go into vegetable overload. I eat all foods he considers “girlie” or “weird”. It’s nice to be able to have a meal that does not require applying heat to a piece of meat. I am happy to consume a large bowl… 

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Peppery Strawberry and Burrata Crostini

Let’s talk about combinations that sound weird, but are magical when combined. Unlike the time, I thought I would try and be a blonde. Meseidy and blonde hair does not equal magical, not even close. But, black pepper and strawberries that’s magic. Add a few other ingredients and magical becomes out of this world. First… 

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Fingerling Potatoes with Lemon Dill Aioli

Have you ever wished you could eat your potato salad with your fingers? Everyone loves finger food. Why can’t potato salad be a finger food? I know what your thinking, “Potato salad is messy and covered in mayonnaise. Besides it’s not cute to eat potato salad with your fingers.” But, what if it could be?  I… 

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

I love to say salsa and coincidentally I also love to eat salsa. Salsa with chips, salsa over my eggs, salsa on my tacos, salsa with skirt steak and salsa in a cup with a straw. Ok, in a cup with a straw is a little much but, you know you’ve thought of it too… 

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Decorating with Pattern

Another great post by Ashley Daly  For a girl who fancies herself a minimalist and always wears solid colors, I sure have a lot of patterns in my home. Color everywhere. Patterns and textures living it up like a party in my living room. How do purple, red, blue, hot pink and green live together… 

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