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Shocklette Monster Halloween Treats

No Comments | Written on October 31, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Happy Halloween!

I know this is going to sound scary, but it’s easy to make a homemade Halloween treat just like a famous pastry chef.  It’s true!

Chef Dominique Ansel (creator of the legendary Cronut) teamed up with the folks from Monster High to create a one-of-a-kind “Shocklette Monster” treat just in time for the creepiest day of the year.

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Boozy Pumpkin Truffles

No Comments | Written on October 30, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Tomorrow’s trick-or-treating is for the kids, but today’s recipe is for a grown-up Halloween party.  These Boozy Pumpkin Truffles have just enough liqueur to make each bite a real treat!

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Fall Fruit Leather

1 Comment | Written on October 29, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Fruit leather is a popular snack-time treat, but did you know it is easy to make at home?  Plus, you get to control what goes inside.  This homemade version of “Fall Fruit Leather” is prepared with just two ingredients!

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Mustard Chips: Easy 2-Ingredient Snack!

No Comments | Written on October 28, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

With Halloween this weekend there will be lots of sweet treats just within arms reach.  At some point we all are going to be a little over saturated with chocolate and candy corn, and will find ourselves reaching for something salty.

This super easy savory snack fits the bill.  For those who love potato chips, these warm and crispy mustard chips are pure bliss!

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Homemade Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

No Comments | Written on October 27, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Let’s kick off the week with a flavorful fall breakfast that will knock your socks off!

Don’t worry about snatching up those “limited edition” holiday flavors of cream cheese in the grocery store.  It’s easy to make your own homemade pumpkin cream cheese spread.  I enjoy a hearty schmear on top of a warm bagel on a cool autumn morning like today.

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10 Favorite Apple Recipes

No Comments | Written on October 24, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

From the tart Granny Smith’s to the sweet Fuji or Gala, apples are in season!  This versatile fruit can be used in sweet or savory dishes.  Today I have assembled a list of my Top 10 Favorite Apple Recipes!

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Turkish Candied Pumpkin

1 Comment | Written on October 23, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

With winter squash season in full swing, I am always on the lookout for new recipes using pumpkin.  I first tasted this recipe over the summer when I was traveling in Istanbul.  In Turkish it is called “Kabak Tatlisi” but we would recognize it as candied pumpkin!  With only 3 simple ingredients, this dish is definitely one to add to your holiday lineup.

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie (on the go!)

No Comments | Written on October 22, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Imagine all your favorite flavors of a pumpkin pie…without the guilt!  Sounds impossible, right?

This “Pumpkin Spice Smoothie” not only tastes like a slice of pie, it just happens to be packed with fruits and veggies.  It is the perfect on the go treat to enjoy for breakfast or a snack during the fall months.

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Oktoberfest Beer and Cheese Pretzel Dip

No Comments | Written on October 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

The word “Oktoberfest” conjures up some of my favorite aromas and flavors of the season.  A warm, salted pretzel right out of the oven, rich cheeses and hearty beers.

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2014 New York City Wine and Food Festival

No Comments | Written on October 20, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This weekend marked the 2014 New York City Wine and Food Festival.  It was four delicious days filled with top chefs, delectable cuisine, and bottomless drinks.  With a festival this big, it is easy to get overwhelmed!  That’s why I have assembled my top 10 tips for navigating a food and wine fest.

Let’s get this party started…cheers!

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