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Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles

Today’s recipe test…what would happen if a snickerdoodle and a chocolate chip cookie had a baby?  The answer…a gloriously soft, chewy, cinnamony, chocolate chip mound of heaven.

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Strawberry Shortcake Parfait Cups

Layers of angel food cake, strawberries, and a no-cook custard in jelly jars to create a strawberry shortcake inspired treat that is pretty and PORTABLE!

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Farm-to-Table Dinner: Dark Chocolate Espresso Cream Pie with Amaretto Cherries

2016 National Pie Championship Chocolate Cream Winner It’s funny how things happen when you least expect them.  I’ve been competing in the National Pie Championships since 2008 and a professional since 2015.  Going into this year, I knew that my chances of winning anything are low.  There are some AMAZING professional pie chefs, especially Evette …

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Bourbon Berry Bread Pudding

For this new bread pudding recipe, I combined baked crescent rolls, mixed berries, bourbon, and white chocolate to create a bread pudding that was sweet, tart, creamy, and even a little smokey, from the bourbon.

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National Pie Championships: Ode to Peanut Butter Pie

a pie that incorporates peanut butter into every layer…peanut butter cookie crust, peanut butter truffle, peanut  butter cream, peanut butter whipped cream, peanut butter cookie garnish. 

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National Pie Championships: Bourbon-Blueberry Pie with White Chocolate Truffle

We replaced the blackberries with blueberries and layered the jam over a layer of creamy white chocolate truffle to create a pie that is the perfect balance of creamy sweet and bright, yet smokey fruit.

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National Pie Championships: Sunsational Islander Coconut Cream Pie

For a person who doesn’t particularly care for coconut, I seem to bake a lot of coconut themed desserts, and for the past few years, it’s been my coconut recipes that win the most awards.

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National Pie Championships: Double Chocolate Macchiato Pie

One of my favorite flavor combinations is dark chocolate and coffee. By it’s 1st place win in the Open Category at the 2019 National Pie Championships, I think the judges agreed. Print Yum National Pie Championships: Double Chocolate Macchiato Pie IngredientsCrust: 15 shortbread cookies (enough to make 2 c. crumbs) 4 TBSP butter Filling: 2-8oz …

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Mixed Berry Tea Ring

As a young girl growing up in the south, going to church socials and covered dish luncheons was nothing unusual.  Whether it was the monthly, after-Sunday-service lunch or a holiday social, the ladies of the church always put their best dishes forward.  As a foodie from birth, I have always associated food with people and …

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Valentine’s Day Dessert: Dark Chocolate-Raspberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich

But these aren’t the grilled cheese sandwiches from childhood.  No, these grilled cheese sandwiches melt chocolate, brie, and raspberries between slices of poundcake.  Yes, they’re messy…oh well!  Enjoy!

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