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Chocolate Pecan Caramel Squares

Special people deserve special treats. Chocolate Pecan Caramel Squares 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup golden brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup plus 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2/3 cup sugar 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup honey 6 ounces pecans, coarsely chopped 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate Preheat oven to [ ... ]

OMD = Oh My Dog

I know the dog is a part of the family, but do they really need a chair? Jackson eats on the floor! should I feel guilty? Dogs eat together with their pack in the wild, so it is only logical that a dog would love a chair… Or, [ ... ]

coconut torte

This recipe was the favorite of the seder last night. 6 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar 1 cup walnuts, chopped coarsely, untoasted 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut ½ cup orange juice ¼ cup orange liqueur 1 cup whipping cream 1 square bittersweet chocolate for garnish Preheat the oven to 325-degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, [ ... ]

Chuck Hughes Brisket Sandwich

Chuck Hughes, chef at Montreal restaurant Garde Manger, won Iron Chef America last month , succeeding where few competitors have: Hughes beat culinary master Bobby Flay in the kitchen stadium battle. Hughes who focuses on simple comfort food at his restaurant — said he was asked to be on [ ... ]
Category: Main Courses  5 Comments

Mr. Muddy Paws loves his backyard

The past few days it has been rainy, gray, and cold, creating an outdoor experience that is just plain yucky for us but a wonderful environment for my 9 month old puppy. In short, Jackson loves sniffing and running in our muddy backyard. Mike, my wonderful husband [ ... ]

Rum and Coke Cake

I totally need an excuse to break out the bundt pan and open a bottle of rum. I havent tried this recipe yet, has any one of my lurkers? I am drooling reading this recipe, please reply if you have tried it, save me a few 1000 calories. [ ... ]
Category: Cakes  One Comment

Cream Cheese, Apple Butter Oat Bars

very good and better the next day. If you cant find unsalted cashews, almonds work well with this recipe • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 cups quick-cooking oats • 2 cups chopped unsalted cashews chopped • 1 & 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided into 1 cup and 3/4 cup • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1 cup butter, melted • 16 [ ... ]