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Dark Chocolate Caramel Macchiato Tarts

Print Yum Dark Chocolate Caramel Macchiato Tarts IngredientsIngredients Dark Chocolate Shortbread 2c all purpose flour ¼ tsp salt 1 c. butter, room temperature ½ c. powdered sugar ¼ c. Special Dark Cocoa 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 TBSP milk Dark Chocolate Truffle 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature 2/3 c. powdered sugar 8 oz. dark …

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4th of July Celebrations: Key Lime Cream Puffs #SundaySupper

July 4th is just around the corner! American Independence Day is celebrated on the 4th of July every year, because it represents the day that the Declaration of Independence was adopted and that the United States became an independent nation. People love to throw big celebrations on the 4th of July with plenty of food …

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Bacon-Chocolate Twists with Black Lager Affogato

As a foodie and craft beer chef, my brain is always in overdrive brainstorming ideas for combining two of my favorites…beer and dessert.  Many people can’t imagine beer and desserts going together, but they are SOOOOO WRONG!  True…BAD beer doesn’t work well with dessert, but EXCEPTIONAL beer is perfect for a dessert. This dessert has …

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Cherry Filled Biscones

Ever had that late night craving for sweets?  Yeah…I know.  We ALL have. For me, though, the sweets craving is rare.  I’m more of a ‘tater chips and dip kind of girl.  However, every once in a while, I’ll get a craving and I always want something bready and fruity. This recipe came from one …

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Buttercream is a Food Group

To say my husband loves buttercream would be an understatement…he’s obsessed with it!  I believe I could get him to do just about anything for his own batch of buttercream.  When I bake & decorate cakes, he acts like a crack addict, looking to score.  While I clean up, he can usually be found at …

Desserts Kid-Tested National Pie Championships Uncategorized

Chubby Hubby Peanut Butter Pie 2.0

This isn’t my first attempt at a Chubby Hubby Peanut Butter Pie; however, this is the new & improved version of it. Other than a traditional pb&j sandwich, I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter.  HOWEVER, my husband and kids have peanut butter running through their veins.  Peanut butter candy, peanut butter ice cream, peanut …

Desserts National Pie Championships Uncategorized

Strawberry-Rhubarb-Blueberry Pie

For this year’s National Pie Championship, I knew that I wanted to make a fruit pie, but I also knew that it couldn’t be an average fruit pie. It had to be amazing. We are fortunate enough to live in the dead center of the state, right in the middle of prime citrus, strawberry, and blueberry growing, …

Desserts National Pie Championships Uncategorized

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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Masterchef & a Torte

Last summer, in a 36 hour period, I passed through 4 different states, suffered 3 flight delays, wandered through an empty airport in the middle of the night, and finally slept on a bank of chairs in a United Airlines concourse in DC, all to audition for ABC.  This weekend, I auditioned for FOX…on my terms.  I wore …

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Summer Pound Cake with Plums & Nectarines

Ohhhhh….summer is coming!  Granted, spring has barely begun, but I saw my first peach, plum, and nectarine displays at the grocery store this past weekend.  Besides going to the beach, one of the best things about summer is the fruit.  I LOVE peaches, plums, and nectarines. Last summer, I bought so many that I mixed them …

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