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There’s nothing like a good dessert to add a sweet finish to a wonderful meal.

How to Make a Pecan Pie Recipe with Bourbon and Chocolate

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One of the things I love about pecan pie is listening to how people pronounce it.  I know, weird, but it’s so interesting to see how people say it just by where they are from.  The northeast says PEE-can pie while a majority of the US says pee-KAHN pie, fascinating I know.  Well regardless of how you say it one things for sure, it’s dang delicious!  Of course, simply because of how my mind works, I’m trying to take this pecan pie to another level by adding in some bourbon and chocolate.  Of course, not-too-mention making my own crust, with…

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Flax Seed and Walnuts

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I know I always say it but man does the month of October just make me want to make pumpkin everything, and the same goes with this Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Flax Seed and Walnuts.  I’ve already made Chicken with Pumpkin Butter, and I plan on racking it up this month with as much pumpkin as I can incorporate into food J.  Whether it be canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin, we are using it in a big way at our house.  My wife is a super huge fan of making homemade pumpkin seeds as well, which I plan on doing…

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Apple Cake Recipe with Oatmeal Streusel

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Man I love cooking desserts in skillets!  Whether it’s cobblers or brownies, I’m all in on skillet cooking so I whipped up this Apple Cake Recipe with Oatmeal Streusel that is so gooey and delicious there is no way you won’t attempt another piece.  I feel like the iron skillet does such a great job of browning the outside and bottom of cakes and cobbler because it holds heat so well, that it is far and away superior to a regular old casserole style pan.  Also, not-too-mention it looks way cooler than a plain old glass dish, no offense to…

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Italian Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe with Fresh Figs and Honey

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Man would my grandmother be proud of me for making this Italian Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe with Fresh Figs and Honey.  To be honest I’m not sure she would have known the difference, but with all the ricotta in this tasty treat it is definitely a must make!  Traditionally in a Roman style cheesecake it would use all ricotta, but we aren’t in Roman times anymore so cream cheese adds some nice richness to this Italian Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe with Fresh Figs and Honey. This dessert isn’t overly sweet and it’s gluten free thanks to Bob’s Red Mill Almond crust!  If…

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Homemade Ice Cream Tacos Recipe

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July is national ice cream month, as if me or my family needed another reason to indulge in ice cream.  I love all ice cream.  I love making it, I love smelling it and boy do I love eating it.  Whether it’s the local ice cream man peddling through the neighborhood or strolling through the frozen food section at the grocery store, it’s a staple in our home.  I promise I’m not blaming my wife here, but I never had much of a sweet tooth before I met her, and now I feel like I need it after dinner.  I…

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Orange Cornmeal Cake with Hazelnut Caramel Buttercream

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I am really into the dessert flavor combinations that hit both sweet and savory, and this Orange Cornmeal Cake with Hazelnut Caramel Buttercream is no different.  It’s got a wonderful delicate cake flavor and texture that is not too sweet, BUT marry it up with the amazing buttercream that’s been amped-up with Baileys® Hazelnut Caramel Blondie Coffee Creamer and you’ve got yourself one delicious pairing.  The best part about this recipe, it is simple!  My favorite :-). June is National Dairy Month—as if I needed more of a reason to stop by and pick up delicious items on my daily…

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Vanilla Cashew Rice Pudding with Coconut and Passion Fruit

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When I was growing up I remember my mom always making some odd, sweet luke-warm rice thing with cinnamon in it, which at the time seemed kind of gross.  Well fast forward 25 years and enter my Vanilla Cashew Rice Pudding with Coconut and Passion Fruit that I made myself.  The crazy thing is that it’s really no different than what my mom used to make decades ago, it’s just that I like it now.  Even when I was young and my mom made it I never even tried it, I just thought that I wouldn’t like it because it…

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Hummingbird Cake Recipe

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Man was I in it this week.  My wife’s birthday was Tuesday and Mother’s Day is Sunday…  Now that I’m married I have to account for 3 total moms and of course by something on behalf of my daughter for my wife just because that’s what good dads/husbands do right?  After cards and presents were bought I needed a cake, so I I went all in on this Southern Hummingbird Cake Recipe which I’ve been dying to do for a few months now.  One, I love all things “South” and two it’s pretty much a carrot cake, which my favorite,…

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