Apple Havarti Beignets

Apple Havarti Beignets

 

I almost feel like this post doesn’t even need any words. The pictures seem to be enough eye-candy on their own.

 

Cloud-like, fluffy fried dough covered in sweet, sweet mounds of powdered sugar. Some cinnamon-sugar apples and a bit of creamy, buttery havarti makes for a delicious twist on these classic favorites. — Apple Havarti Beignets.

 

Apple Havarti Beignets

 

 

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Blood Orange Biscuits

Blood Orange Biscuits

 

It’s always interesting to me to watch what fads come in and out of the food scene. Cronuts™ to cupcakes to kale everything. Blood oranges are now one of the most flashed around photos on the scene. Citrus always makes a strong appearance during the winter months, but this juicy jewel has taken the seat at the head of the table.

 

Give in to peer pressure, right? Right. — Blood Orange Biscuits are our contribution to the buzz. Turns out, they aren’t just pretty to look at. These Southern staples got a new addition, and are just delectable.

 

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Sweet Potato Pulled Pork Waffles

Sweet Potato Pulled Pork Waffles

 

Belgian waffles, chicken & waffles (my personal favorite), waffle cones… Everyone loves something that is waffled. You wouldn’t believe the number of different foods you can throw into the middle of a waffle iron and result in a crispy, textured delight.

 
Sweet Potato Pulled Pork Waffles are the latest successful result of our waffling experiments.
 
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Salt Crusted Baked Potatoes

Salt Crusted Baked Potatoes

 

Lots of restaurants lure you in with those deliciously crispy baked potatoes. Maybe it’s just my crazy need to over-salt everything that I eat. Maybe the fact that I know once I get into the chamber, I am presented with a carb-filled gift from the gods. Either way, these things are absolutely fantastic!

 

Keep reading to see how simple they are to whip up– Salt Crusted Baked Potatoes.

 

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Ginger Beer Cupcakes with Roasted Pear Mascarpone Frosting

Ginger Beer Cupcakes with Roasted Pear Mascarpone Frosting

 

Sometimes, I find myself daydreaming of new confections that Wonka would put out of his tiny-people ran factory. Maybe a snozzberry gumdrop, strawberry pie lollipops that are the size of your head, miniature chocolate Oompas for Loompa Easter. During my last daydreaming deluge, I came back to earth to decide on something almost as magical: Ginger Beer Cupcakes.

 

Spicy, but sweet, ginger based cupcakes topped with a super-smooth roasted pear mascarpone frosting. All topped with crumbled ginger snaps and candied golden ticket ginger pieces. GOOD DAY, SIR! But, seriously. It will make for an amazing day.

 

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Macarons 101: A Beginner’s Guide and Printable Piping Template

Macarons 101: A Beginner's Guide

 

Ahhhhh, les macarons. Could there be a better Valentine’s Day treat? These sweet, bite-sized almond pastries have exploded right out of their tiny shells during the past couple years. For good reason, I say. Out with the cupcakes and in with the macarons. (Ok… Cupcakes can stay, too.)

 

I’m going to share my ups and downs of homemade macarons and hopefully save you a few exhausting days and bins full of squished, deflated, hollow, crunchy batches.

 

Keep reading for Macarons 101: A Beginner’s Guide and a free downloadable/printable macaron piping template.

 

 

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