Black Pepper Scones with Maple Glaze

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Definitely not a typo.  I put freshly cracked black pepper in a rich cream scone and topped it with a maple glaze. Stay with me here.  I dreamt up this breakfast combo one night when a friend said that he ‘just didn’t get the whole chicken and waffles thing.’  I quietly died a little inside. [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Mini Pumpkin Bundt with Bourbon Glaze

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Well, friends, I just opened a can of pumpkin.  And since my recipes use only 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of pumpkin at a time, get ready for pumpkin inundation.  You’ll love it, I promise. This mini pumpkin bundt with bourbon glaze went quick in my house.  I’ve been wanting to develop a recipe for [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Chocolate Chai Donuts

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do·nut [doh-nuht, -nuht]: a cake that when shaped like a circle with a hole in the middle becomes a perfectly suitable breakfast. See also: doughnut. Copyright: Official dictionary of Dessert For Two. Boy, could I use some cake for breakfast.  I spent all of last week sleeping in hotel rooms.  My husband and I have been [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner For Two: Avocado Pasta

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Just because dinner needs to be quick doesn’t mean it shouldn’t also be delicious and easy!  Avocado pasta is a dish I pull together frequently on busy nights.  I buy plenty of avocados to have on hand for lunches throughout the week, and one usually makes its way into dinner. You’re just five ingredients away [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Homemade Apple Pie

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I did not think there was a way to improve upon apple pie.  That is, until a coworker brought in loads of fresh-picked Honeycrisp apples.  My apple pie recipe was good, but with Honeycrisp apples, it’s great. The only way to treat apples fresh off the tree with respect is to ensure they are tucked [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Sally Lunn Bread

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We all have our insecurities.  Since I pay money to rent this space on the internet, I’m going to tell you all about mine.  Lucky you! I become insecure when I learn about a classic Southern dish of which I’ve never heard.  My blood rushes to my face, my palms clam up, and I try [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Skinny Buttered Rum Cakes

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As the season starts to change, my preference for booze changes, too. This summer has seen its fair share of fruity, chilled cocktails.  Leinenkugel’s lemon-berry shandy pumped through my veins almost daily.  I can’t count the homemade beer-garitas we enjoyed, and our foray into cocktails made with jam instead of simple syrup was quite delicious. The [ Click to continue Reading! ]