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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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Chocolate Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes with White Chocolate Roses

Comments : 3 Posted in : candy, Dessert, Food photography, gifts, Photography, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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I love the things that can be done with fondant, but although nobody seems to acknowledge it, the stuff doesn’t really taste very good.  Years ago I saw the recipe for white chocolate (which I adore) plastic but had forgotten about it until I saw it again recently and thought I’d give it a try.
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Best Thin Pizza/Flatbread Dough

Comments : 13 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Food photography, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Recipes on by : salernos
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No news here, I still love pizza and having recently spent some time with my brother and sister-in-law who have a real outside wood fired pizza oven I just had to do one more pizza post (not the last I’m sure).  Getting the oven ready is quite a process involving several hours of loving attention,
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Recipe Test: Cook's Illustrated Chicken Canzanese

Recipe Test:  Cook's Illustrated Chicken Canzanese
Comments : 3 Posted in : Food photography, Food TV Recipe Tests, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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This weekend’s episode was Chicken Canzanese and it looked so good I had to give it a try.  I was not disappointed nor was the family!  The chicken skin was crisp, the interior was moist and the sauce was fantastic.    This is a chicken meal that you could definitely serve to company and was
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Cheesecake Custard Parfait with Fresh Fruit

Cheesecake Custard Parfait with Fresh Fruit
Comments : 5 Posted in : Dessert, Food photography, Recipes on by : salernos
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I’ve had such good luck with the summer fruits I just couldn’t resist getting more. This time they were even better, the raspberries and cherries were great and  I have never seen such large white peaches – only 5 of them weighed over 4 pounds and they were sweet and juicy! Since Son is about
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Fresh Dark Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Fresh Dark Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Comments : 10 Posted in : Dessert, Food photography, Recipes on by : salernos
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Since yesterday was National Cheesecake Day, and cheesecake is a big family favorite around here, another cheesecake it was.  I had a big container of really nice dark cherries and of course, chocolate goes with anything so I had to throw some of that in.  I used my favorite cheesecake recipe modified a little and
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Citrus cream parfaits

Citrus cream parfaits
Comments : 2 Posted in : Dessert, Food photography, gifts, Recipes, Sauces on by : salernos
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While I was visiting the LA Times test kitchen, Noelle Carter was gracious enough to share a great trick with me.  Instead of whipping cream with a whisk or mixer, try doing it in the food processor.  The cream has less air and is more substantial so it holds better and tastes amazing, a little
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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad (from someone who doesn’t like salads) – Daring Cooks (very challenging) Challenge

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad (from someone who doesn’t like salads) – Daring Cooks (very challenging) Challenge
Comments : 6 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food photography, Main Dishes, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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As we have already established, I’m a picky eater.   I generally don’t do salads of any kind mostly because I don’t like condiments – no ketchup, no mustard, no dressing (or anything with vinegar in it), absolutely no mayonnaise and healthy is clearly not my strength so coming up with a healthy potato salad
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