Gourmet Recipes

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cookies

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Summer was a amazing! We had so much fun… but I am totally ready for fall! Bring on pumpkin flavored anything, cool evenings and family fun! Thankfully my whole family loves pumpkin too so they are just as excited about this season of the year as I am and they encourage me to keep finding new ways to add more pumpkin to our lives. We are also pretty smitten with caramel… especially when it’s sprinkled with salt, so I created a cookie that is full of fall favorites like pumpkin and salted caramel. Yum! These cookies took me about 5 […]

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Asian BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

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I have had a beautiful head of purple cauliflower in my refrigerator for about a week now.  I couldn’t resist it at the farmer’s market and I didn’t want to just cook it as a side dish, I wanted to highlight the texture and color.  My favorite food truck in Charlotte, NC makes a delicious buffalo cauliflower dish, and I got inspired.  I decided to make some home-made corn tortillas and a twist on Asian BBQ for the cauliflower.  These vegetarian tacos are bright and crisp, and topped with a very simple pickle adds a burst of acidity.  If you […]

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Chocolate Graham Cracker Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

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Cupcakes have become my all-time favorite dessert over the past year. To me, there’s nothing better than the combination of cake and icing. Creating new cupcake flavors based on seasons is so much fun to me! Since the hot summer weather is upon us, s’mores cupcakes seemed appropriate to make for a get together I have coming up this weekend, but these have a twist to them. Instead of the traditional marshmallow frosting, I decided to make a cookie dough frosting which compliments the chocolate graham cracker cake perfectly. I have had problems in the past with my cakes coming […]

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