Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes From porch decor to dinnertime, nothing says, “October” like pumpkin. These cupcakes are true showstoppers and are perfect for your fall holidays and festivities. While you may need to pick up a few ingredients you don’t have on hand, they are certainly worth some extra effort. When browning the butter, do so in a stainless steel […]

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Tropical Shave Ice

Two friends of mine posted photos of themselves in Hawaii on social media today. I immediately felt jealousy and a craving for shave ice. Not the kind with sticky syrup in every color of the rainbow, but the kind made of tropical fruit with a big scoop of ice cream at the bottom. This sauce is the perfect topper for […]

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Two Easy Caramel Sauces

Simple 10-Minute Caramel Sauce I am indebted to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe for this recipe.  I have made small changes, but she deserves the credit on this one. 1 stick (8 Tbsp) butter 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste Combine butter, sugar, salt and cream in a heavy-bottomed […]

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Harrison Chocolate Torte

Try not to get whiplash as we careen from healthy middle eastern dishes with gorgeous veggies toward chocolate cake so delicious, it may in fact be illegal.  I cannot help my love for chocolate, it’s hereditary.  I am convinced that eventually geneticists will identify the gene on which the code for “chocolate addict” is written.  Until then, I am unscientifically […]

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