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Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Bark with a Nutella Cookie Base and Salted Pepitas

What better come Fall than a nutella cookie bar and pumpkin chocolate bark in one! I have never made any kind of chocolate bark.  No idea why since it’s one of simplest treats you can cobble together in no time, … Continue reading

Posted in Candy, Cookies, Holiday, SRC | 51 Comments

Homemade Goat Cheese, Cheeseballs, and Cheese filled Turkish Flatbread

How to Make Goat Cheese – without a goat. Bah-dump-bump. Today I’m making cheese – goat cheese. Chevre to be exact.  Valerie from A Canadian Foodie has challenged a bunch of us to start making cheese from scratch with her … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breads, Middle Eastern, Twelve Loaves, Vegetarian, Yeastspotting | 52 Comments

Phyllo Fail..Baklava Success

Back in 2009, a friend and I were discussing my 1st Daring Bakers challenge hosting gig, trying to decide what I should challenge everyone with.  I was throwing out ideas, and like many first pitches in baseball, they were all over the place.  Baklava was … Continue reading

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Salted Pretzel Macarons

Yes, believe it or not; Salted Pretzel Macarons! And they taste just like chocolate dipped pretzels due to crushed pretzels in the batter! So I had an idea, and it’s been festering in my brain for months now.  I wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Cookies, Dessert, Giveaway, Macarons | 227 Comments

Easy Beef and Seafood Gumbo with Cheese Grit Cakes, Y’all.

Well..easy after you chop, slice, dice and mince all of the below… Umm..easy after you sear 1 1/2 pounds of beef cubes on each side..stand at the stove for 15 minutes browning the roux, then another 10-15 minutes caramelizing the onions in the roux, then … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Daring Cooks, Dinner, Seafood, Soups/Stews, Vegetables | 53 Comments