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14 October, 2012

Honey Caramel Apples (some with white chocolate or nuts)

Honey Caramel Apples (some with white chocolate or nuts)
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dessert, Food photography, Photography, Recipes on by : salernos
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  Here is a repost for Halloween, the best time for caramel apples! I know, enough with the honey caramel, but I just couldn’t resist one more time.  Caramel apples are one of my favorites and Daughter asked me to send some caramel for her and friends after seeing the earlier recipes, so I made
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20 May, 2012

Strawberry Peach Bread and Strawberry Lavender Jam

Strawberry Peach Bread and Strawberry Lavender Jam
Comments : 3 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Breakfast/Brunch, gifts, Recipes on by : salernos
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I know it’s been a long time, I’ve moved to a new job in Dallas so I’ve been mostly without my kitchen (or any kitchen at all for a while) and suffering some serious withdrawal symptoms.  I really miss my big kitchen and all my cooking supplies that just don’t fit in my apartment here.  I’m going back and forth though, so
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26 February, 2012

Easter Egg Cake Balls

Easter Egg Cake Balls
Comments : 4 Posted in : candy, Dessert, gifts, Recipes on by : salernos
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Easter Egg Cake Balls Since I’ve been quite busy lately, I’m taking advantage of timing and reposting one of my favorites for Easter.  These were a big hit and I’m sure I’ll be making them again this year! Although I don’t quite get it as I guess I’m just not that much of a cake
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27 January, 2012

The Daring Bakers' Challenge: Australian Scones (aka baking powder biscuits)

The Daring Bakers' Challenge:  Australian Scones (aka baking powder biscuits)
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I admit I’ve neglected my blog.  Between lots of visitors over the holidays and my realization that all that baking was having a really bad effect on the family’s collective waistlines I decided to take a little break.  I have had a recent fascination with making bread, especially sourdough which I think I’m finally becoming
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17 December, 2011

Cranberry Cookie Bars: what to do with that leftover cranberry sauce

Cranberry Cookie Bars:  what to do with that leftover cranberry sauce
Comments : 14 Posted in : Dessert, gifts, Recipes on by : salernos
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I always have left over cranberry sauce and never know what to do with it.  Due to my preference for sweets and distinct lack of interest in turkey (or any other kind) of sandwiches that only use a teaspoon or two at a time anyway, it is always a challenge to use up.  I’ve finally
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14 December, 2011

The Daring Cooks' Challenge: Char Sui and Char Sui Bao (charred BBQ Pork plain and in buns)

The Daring Cooks' Challenge:  Char Sui and Char Sui Bao (charred BBQ Pork plain and in buns)
Comments : 9 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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Our Daring Cooks’ December 2011 hostess is Sara from Belly Rumbles! Sara chose awesome Char Sui Bao as our challenge, where we made the buns, Char Sui, and filling from scratch – delicious! This challenge was a resounding success receiving the highest award from the taste testers at each step of the way.  First the
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12 December, 2011

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: Filled Sugar Cookies with Nutella, Maraschino Cherries and Honey Caramel

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap:  Filled Sugar Cookies with Nutella, Maraschino Cherries and Honey Caramel
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I have done lots of cookie swaps, but this was my first cyber exchange and it was great fun!  Each participant made 3 dozen cookies and sent 1 dozen each to 3 other participants.  Sponsored by Julie and Lindsay of thelittlekitchen.net and loveandoliveoil.com. In case you missed out or want more information, you can sign up to
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7 December, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Pecan and Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Pecan and Cherry Cookies
Comments : 5 Posted in : Dessert, gifts, Recipes on by : salernos
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These are wonderful holiday cookies and is one of five recipes chosen to be published in the Las Vegas Review Journal .  Starting with a basic sugar cookie dough I added two of my favorites, pecans and cherries and of course for the rest of the family they had to have chocolate.  I’ll be posting
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14 November, 2011

Daring Cook's Challenge: Chicken Breasts with Tea and Lemon/Lime

Daring Cook's Challenge: Chicken Breasts with Tea and Lemon/Lime
Comments : 7 Posted in : Main Dishes, Recipes on by : salernos
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Once again, the Daring Cooks choose a great project for us.  Sarah from Simply Cooked was our November Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to create something truly unique in both taste and technique! We learned how to cook using tea with recipes from Tea Cookbook by Tonia George and The New Tea Book
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