Goat Cheese Berry Basil Toast

Goat Cheese Berry Basil Sourdough Toast

 

I’ve been addicted to everything goat cheese lately. From the way it looks right now, I don’t see any slowing down. I’ve put it on everything from tacos to pizza. For a super quick snack, here is a recent favorite that can be thrown together in minutes–

 

Goat Cheese Berry Basil Toast.

 

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Mango Slaw Shrimp Tacos

Mango Slaw Shrimp Tacos

 

Tacos. Need I say more? Not really. Since I started making these, I have become absolutely addicted to fresh mango. We’re throwing together a spicy, sweet, sultry citrus slaw to set off what has become my new go-to taco. That’s saying something, y’all.

 

Mango Slaw Shrimp Tacos — Keep reading for the skinny on these phat tacos.

 

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Frozen Peach Basil Daiquiri

Frozen Peach Basil Daiquiri

 

Spring is in the air. You know what that means– Fresh herbs, great market produce, festivals full of unique food items from every fruit you could imagine. Soon enough, one of my all-time favorite will be dropping from their trees– Peaches!

 

My take on the best way to use up some of those frozen peaches and bring in the new season with a boozy bang.

 

Sweet and citrus peach packed daiquiris with a touch of lime and the sharp success of basil — Frozen Peach Basil Daiquiris.

 

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Drunken Pecan Crème Caramel

Drunken Pecan Crème Caramel

 

Crème brûlée, pots de crème, flan, crème caramel. They’re all just perfect. Slightly sweetened, soft-baked cream base, some with the addition of a sugar crunch, some with a warm caramel blanket. Here’s our favorite take–

 

Drunken Pecan Crème Caramel— Artisan pecan liqueur, vanilla-bean cream base with a thin layer of darkened homemade caramel hosting a crunchy pecan brittle crown.

 

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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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