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Rum Raisin Rolls – A Long Ago Memory

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Rum Raisin RollsThese Rum  Raisin Rolls are inspired by such rolls I ate long, long ago at a restaurant long forgotten in a place I know not of.  It was before our first son was born and I would sometimes meet my husband after he shot an assignment.  It was the most-free I can remember being.  Just married, no children and a world to travel. Continue reading

Oreo “Tacos” with Strawberry Salsa

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Oreo "Tacos" with Strawberry SalsaThese Oreo “Tacos with Strawberry Salsa” are a delightful, whimsical dessert that comes to us from season six Top Chef winner, Michael Voltagio of Ink Restaurant in L.A.  While I loved the “tacos”,  I added more excitement to the strawberry salsa.  This is really easy and such fun. Continue reading

Versatile Breakfast Cookies

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Breakfast CookiesBreakfast cookies were huge in the ‘70’s.  They were also called ranger cookies.  Basically, the cookies were loaded with fruit, wheat, oats, and nuts providing protein and fiber to keep you going and filled up for a while. Continue reading

Breakfast Scones – An Easy Morning Treat

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Breakfast SconeScones are a welcome treat anytime, but Breakfast Scones area a special treat.

While the original scones from Scotland were made from oats and baked on a griddle, modern scones bear more resemblance to American biscuits which is the term used in England for cookies.  How confusing and intertwined is that?  The good news is this is a straight forward, easy to make breakfast or brunch treat. Continue reading

Hot Peppered Pecans

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Hot Peppered PecansHot Peppered Pecans are perfect with the super bowl around the corner.  I originally discovered these Hot Peppered Pecans when the St. Louis Art Museum wrote their cookbook, “Artists in the Kitchen”. Some of the testing was done in my bakery kitchen

These pecans are a standout. Heat Alert –  they are hot!!  So if you don’t favor a lot of heat, tone down all the pepper and the hot pepper sauce. Start with half and go from there.

If you’re going to a Super Bowl party these are a great hostess gift.  Or if you’re hosting a Super Bowl Party these Hot Peppered Pecans make great gifts to send home with your guests.  Choose little containers or put them cellophane bags and tie with decorative ribbons. They are also great on a cheese tray, crumbled in a salad or included in any recipe calling for pecans, including sweet ones.  The kick they add to chocolate chip cookies is amazing.  Add them to Cocoa Brownies for an unusual twist.  As an added bonus they are gluten-free

Including baking, these Hot Peppered Pecans shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes.  Continue reading