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Honey Caramel Apples (some with white chocolate or nuts)

Honey Caramel Apples (some with white chocolate or nuts)
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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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Fresh Herb Pasta

Fresh Herb Pasta
Comments : 3 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food photography, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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I’ve watched the little Italian ladies on TV make fresh pasta on a board by just putting down the flour, making a well for the egg, adding a little water and maybe some olive oil and gracefully mixing it up into a beautiful dough.  Unfortunately my first few attempts were not nearly so successful.  
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Flaming Dulce de Leche Cupcakes and mini-bundts

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I’ve been testing ideas for Daughter’s college graduation which of course we want to celebrate with the proper decorum (in other words parental glee).  She wants cake balls of course, but I did not want to spend the next week making hundreds of them after realizing that my original plan of making a replica of the
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White Five Cheese Pasta Shells with Ham

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Of course we had ham for Easter and with everyone gone home and just the two of us, there was a lot of leftover ham!  There is always freezing, but first I pretty much use it until we can’t stand anymore.  This week I’ve made ham and eggs of course, Ham and Lentil soup, which
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Daring Baker’s Challenge: Maple Mousse in a Maple Syrup and Bacon Candy Bowl

Daring Baker’s Challenge:  Maple Mousse in a Maple Syrup and Bacon Candy Bowl
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The April 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Evelyne of the blog Cheap Ethnic Eatz. Evelyne chose to challenge everyone to make a maple mousse in an edible container. Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 27th to May 27th at http://thedaringkitchen.com!
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The Daring Cook’s Challenge Edible Containers: Stuffed Meatballs in a Parmesan Crisp Bowl

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This month there was another great challenge to create something to serve in an edible container. Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado! was our Daring Cooks’ April 2011 hostess. Renata challenged us to think “outside the plate” and create our own edible containers! Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling,
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Tomato Basil and Bacon Tart

Comments : 6 Posted in : Breakfast/Brunch, Food photography, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cold butter 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water 4 Roma tomatoes 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Italian four cheese blend (or mozzarella) cheese 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 4 cloves of garlic peeled and sliced thinly 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper
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