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Baked Apple Chips | Apple Cinnamon Chips

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“Baked Apple Cinnamon ChipsEasy healthy and perfect apple recipe for this Holiday season.Ingredients3 apples, cored and thinly sliced2 tsp ground cinnamon1 tbs sugarDirectionsPreheat oven to 225 degrees F.”
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

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First of all, let me apologize for the lighter-than-usual posting schedule this next week and a half. We're in Japan at the moment (probably not eating tacos would be a safe assumption). I had grand plans of having a full docket of content ready to go and scheduled before we left. I actually have all the recipes tested and shot and transcribed, but as for writing the actual content of the posts... well.. it just didn't happen. Take comfort knowing that I plan to hit the ground running as soon as we're back, sharing with you all these new recipes (plus delicious tales from our travels abroad) with you. In the meantime... let's talk about these tacos. There's nothing fancy to see here. In fact, when it comes to tacos, I'd argue that simple is best. I'm not muddying up the flavor profiles here with a twice-grilled dragonfruit salsa with ginger-mango-hibsicus-yuzu (or whatever bizarre combination you'd like to imagine in this hypothetical situation). No siree. These tacos are all about the
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Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs

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Golden brown chicken thighs in a sweet and sticky honey sriracha sauce; serve with a side of jasmine rice and top with fresh cilantro, green onion and toasted sesame seeds. You can never have too many chicken thigh recipes. It's one of the most flavorful cuts of chicken, and economical to boot. Here we've pan-seared it to a golden brown with a honey sriracha sauce that's sweet and savory and salty and spicy, all at the same time. This might just be our favorite chicken thigh recipe yet! For whatever reason we've always had the hardest time browning chicken. Hot pan, cold pan, low heat or high... our chicken never seems to look as pretty as the pictures. (darn food stylists probably rub the things with motor oil or some shenanigans like that, ha!) But as we were working on this recipe we unintentionally stumbled upon a fool-proof trick for golden brown pan-fried chicken. Rub it down with sriracha first. I assume this works so well because the little bit of sugar in the sriracha sauce
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eclairs

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When I get on a kick, my thoughts and behavior border on compulsive, the topic of my current obsession permeating the far corners of my brain. Whether it's food, travel, or a crazy notion to refinish our dining table with faux cement. An idea, when I get a good one, is like a splinter, so tiny you have a hard time finding it, but just irritating enough that you can't relax until you've dealt with it. Although, I'd bet that my ideas, when fulfilled, are far more satisfying than splinters. So maybe that's a bad metaphor. Take eclairs, for example. Ever since the Challenge last month (when I realized they really weren't as hard as I had made them out to be), I haven't been able to stop thinking about the pillowy pastries, about rich chocolate glazes and about bright fruit fillings like strawberry, peach, passionfruit (speaking of, if I could find the darn stuff I'd be living in a passionfruit world right now, alas, it eludes me). Which brings us back to the next best thing, strawberry.
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My Big Fat Greek Yogurt & Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake

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This moist and tender bundt cake recipe is made with Greek yogurt for moisture and flavor, with a hint of Meyer lemon and a sweet lemon glaze.
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Lychee Ceviche

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Some dishes stick with you, long after the plate has been cleared. This is one such dish: a lychee ceviche from Accés in Barcelona, where we dined during our trip there last spring. It is one of those dishes that promptly imprinted itself on my brain after a single bite and I have not been able to forget. Shortly after our return, I emailed the restaurant, gushing about how much I enjoyed or meal there and politely asking (ok, subtly begging) for the recipe. Lucky for me (and for you) they were happy to oblige. Granted, there were a few things lost in translation (like the lychees missing from the recipe and something called a 'rocoto' which google tells me is a hot red pepper) but I had the basic idea. That was over a year ago. Why, you might ask, has it taken me this long to actually make this delightful dish? Well, it turns out fresh lychees and sushi-grade fish aren't exactly easy to come by around here. You could use canned lychees, and I have a feeling Accés probably did,
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The Prickly Lady Cocktail

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This gorgeous bright pink cocktail is made with smoky mezcal, prickly pear juice, ginger liqueur, lime juice, and a pinch of powdered sugar.
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Raspberry Russian Cocktail

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This Raspberry Russian may just be your new favorite holiday cocktail. A twist on a classic White Russian, with black raspberry liqueur in place of the traditional coffee.
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Passion Fruit Meringue Tart

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Passionfruit Meringue Tart, with tangy and creamy passion fruit curd filling and toasted fluffy meringue topping.
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Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream Pops

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Creamy, tangy raspberry ice cream pops dipped in luscious raspberry-flavored white chocolate and sprinkled with freeze dried raspberries. The perfect sweet treat for summer! Part popsicle, part ice cream bar, entirely delicious: these white chocolate rapsberry ice cream pops are bursting with bright fruit flavor. They'd be great naked too, although I think the white chocolate coating makes them all the more impressive. Happy #PopsicleWeek, y'all! Can we just say that I'll gladly tolerate this ridiculous heat and humidity if it means I can eat popsicles every day. I set out, on this most wonderful of weeks, to create a creamy fruit popsicle inspired by one of my favorite instagram accounts. I wanted a pop that was bold and fruity and molded into perfectly rounded bars. And bright pink. As pink as a pop can be. I wanted a creamy consistency, not icy. So the big question is, to churn or not to churn? I was hoping there'd be a way to get that ice creamy consistency without churning, but
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Homemade Squid Ink Pasta

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Homemade squid ink pasta has a mildly briny flavor and dramatic black color, making it perfect for seafood pasta recipes. Learn more about making perfect homemade pasta, what kind of flour works best, and see step by step process photos showing how to make it yourself!
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Mini Sweet Potato Casserole Nests

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Not every Thanksgiving dish has to be larger-than-life-sized. Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest impression. Take sweet potato casserole, for instance. Wouldn't it be better if, instead of an oversized casserole dish full of sweet slop, every person at your table got their own petite package of crispy and caramelized sweet potato, each nest topped with their own roasty toasty melty marshmallow? Sounds pretty awesome to me. The spiralizer makes easy work of this otherwise tedious dish, no peeling, boiling or mashing involved. Even with a 15-20 minute soak (our trick to getting crispy sweet potatoes) this dish easily comes together in under an hour. To make these bite-sized casseroles, simply toss spiralized sweet potato with an egg and flour mixture, and arrange in muffin cups. The cups bake up crisp on the edges and creamy in the center, with a perfectly toasted marshmallow to top it all off. While this recipe is a twist on the classic sweet potato casserole
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Black Sesame Hummus with Spiced Beef

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This striking black sesame hummus recipe is made with black beans and black sesame tahini for a unique flavor and color; topped with a richly spiced sautéed beef, fresh parsley and pomegranate seeds for a touch of fruity sweetness.
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Firecracker S'Mores

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Take everything you love about s'mores (crispy graham crackers, melty chocolate, and gooey, slightly charred marshmallows) and add popping candy. What do you get? Why a flavor explosion, of course! If you have a campfire handy, great, you can make these s'mores the traditional way. But if you don't, I've got an easy method to make indoor s'mores in under 10 minutes, no campfire required. Of course, I couldn't go and make firecracker s'smores without actual firecrackers. They really set the mood... don't you think? And yes, I totally lit sparklers inside and didn't burn the house down (don't worry, Taylor had the fire extinguisher primed and ready just in case). (Disclaimer: you should probably heed the warning on the package and always light sparklers outside. I am a terrible role model.) This is a recipe I've been wanting to make every since Trader Joe's came out with a pop rocks chocolate bar. Unfortunately the idea came to me last year, oh, around the 10th of July. This is so
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Greek Turkey Tacos

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Am I the only one who finds pre-packaged ground turkey kind of sketchy? There's a weird flavor in there that throws me off. It's the reason I haven't bought ground turkey (or chicken for that matter) in years. Trust me, I tried multiple brands from multiple stores before I finally had one too many funky tasting tacos and swore the stuff off for good. Which is tough, because I actually prefer my tacos made with ground turkey, beef and pork often being too fatty for my tastes. That's where the KitchenAid® Food Grinder attachment comes in so handy. In less than 30 minutes I can make my own ground poultry from fresh cuts of my choosing. No mystery meat or unknown preservatives here, and you can control the relative leanness of your grind by only using breast meat, for example, or a mix of breasts and thighs for a slightly fattier (and more flavorful) blend as I've done with these gyro-inspired tacos. You only need a pound or so for a 4-serving batch of tacos, but I like to grind up a mix
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Dark Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream

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Strawberry season snuck up on me this year. In a good way. We've been so busy that I feel like my mind is a few months behind my body. I'm having a hard time remembering I need to wear shorts now and stop grabbing the winter scarves as I walk out the door. (Our trip to Colorado this week, however, quickly put me back in my place... brrr!) Luckily I happened upon a facebook update from our favorite strawberry patch that the early berries were ripe for the picking (literally, guess we know the origins of that cliché). Despite the fact that I had a ton of work to do in anticipation of our trip, I couldn't ignore the siren call of the strawberries. And I'll probably go again when we get back because I'm just obsessed like that. As for what to do with those 7 pounds of beautiful berries, some of them usually find their way into a frozen dessert in one way or another. But since I'm totally not a fruit dessert person, of course I had to find a way to get some chocolate in there too. Because
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Strawberry Guacamole

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It started as a discussion trying to decide what kind of jam I wanted to make with all those strawberries. My friend Michelle asked if avocado strawberry jam was a thing. While I don't think avocados are safe for home canning, the suggestion got my brain cogs spinning. Because strawberries and avocados together sounded kind of awesome. A quick google search brought up a strawberry guacamole recipe, with plenty of lime juice and cilantro and habanero peppers. My craving was immediate, and luckily my refrigerator provided what I needed to satisfy it. Within 10 minutes I was seated at the table head first (practically) in a bowl of the stuff. It's a very fresh-tasting guacamole. I'm sure if I had used habaneros instead of jalapenos it would have been spicier, but the gentle heat served its purpose. And yet, despite its mild nature, the flavor was very bright, heavy on the lime and cilantro (just the way I like it), with hints of sweetness from the berries. I did make quite a few
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Ginger Plum Granita

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I think there's something wrong with me. Just thinking about granita or sorbet or popsicles or anything even remotely ice makes my entire body break out in goosepimples. Like, instantly. Seriously. It could be eight hundred degrees outside and I'll still get full body chills at the mere thought of something cold and icy. It's like nails on a chalkboard, just thinking about scraping ice and frost and OH MY GOD LINDSAY PLEASE STOP DOING THIS TO YOURSELF YOU'RE MAKING IT WORSE. Go think about hot soup or warm chocolate cake or something because this is torture. Pure torture. I mean, if I'm going to be covered in chicken skin, I may has well have something to show for it, eh? The chill is worth it if I'm actually digging in to a tart and tangy plum granita and not just sitting here thinking about it. I spotted these sweet little 'sugar' plums at the farmers market last week, and overheard the vendor telling someone else they only had a two week season. Well, twist my arm why don't you,
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Tomato & Cucumber Salad

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What defines a salad, anyway? Certainly not lettuce, because potato salad, pasta salad, and fruit salad are all most definitely salads. I was going to say a salad is a cold bowl of "plant matter", which is broad enough to encompass lettuce, fruit, potatoes, and even arguably pasta. But what about tuna and chicken salad? Scratch that. So, is the dressing the only thing that defines a salad? It must be, because that's the only uniting factor in all these dishes we like to call salads. Of course, there is probably a salad out there that doesn't have a dressing, but at the moment I can't seem to think of one. So we'll go with that. A cold bowl of something with a dressing = a salad. Whatever the official definition, I think even Webster would agree that this is most definitely a salad, despite the lack of lettuce. Ripe cherry tomatoes, seedless cucumber, thinly sliced red onion, fresh oregano, and a generous sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese, piled into a bowl and tossed with red wine
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Salted Vanilla Hot Chocolate

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Warm up this winter with a sweet and salty twist on a classic hot chocolate, made with vanilla bean powder and a pinch of sea salt.
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Orange Marmalade Tiramisu

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I adore tiramisu. The creamy layers are something straight out of a dream, light and airy and yet rich and decadent at the same time. The main problem with tiramisu is the espresso. While delicious, caffeine and I aren't so buddy-buddy, and even a few bites after dinner will ensure a sleepless night. If you're a caffeine wimp like I am, or maybe just don't much like the bitter flavor of espresso, here's your chance to enjoy tiramisu. I've replaced the coffee with a bright mixture of orange juice and orange marmalade, complimented with Grand Marnier liqueur and fresh orange zest folded into the filling. It's a festive take on an Italian classic. I mean, talk about a perfect holiday dessert! The orange flavor is subtle, I'll give you that. It doesn't scream orange, rather, it whispers sweet nothings as it slides down your tongue. This tiramisu is what dreams are made of, or, more aptly, this tiramisu is basically made of dreams, with a hint of orange essence, a dusting of cocoa, and a
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"Straw-cciatella" Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Creamy homemade strawberry ice cream recipe packed with fresh strawberries and flecked with bits of bittersweet chocolate.
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Wild Mushroom Ragout

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This hearty and flavorful wild mushroom ragout recipe is entirely vegetarian; featuring 4 different kinds of mushrooms for a seriously flavorful dish. Serve over pasta or any other base of your choice!
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Heirloom Tomato Flatbread with Fried Basil

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Ripe heirloom tomatoes shine in this simple and satisfying flatbread recipe with creamy burrata cheese and crispy flash-fried basil leaves.
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Flaky Pie Crust Crackers: 3 Ways

Flaky Pie Crust Crackers: 3 Ways | Passion for Cooking | Scoop.it
I mentioned in my Chicken Pot Pie Soup recipe earlier this week that, when it comes to pot pie, the crust is honestly the best part (I'm sure you don't disagree). And since a soup doesn't have crust, well, I need to be sure I got that buttery flaky element into the recipe somehow. So... I whipped up a half batch of my favorite pie crust and cut it into cute little star shapes. Brushed with egg wash and sprinkled with flake sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, I popped them in the oven, expecting a salty cracker something like a cheese-less cheezit. When they came out of the oven looking like THIS though, it was heart eyes from here to Timbuktu. I mean, just look at those layers!! While the star-shaped crackers I made for the chicken pot pie soup were simply (and perfectly) seasoned with salt and pepper, you could take this same cracker concept in a myriad of different directions, both sweet and savory. Flavor Variations: Salt & Pepper: sprinkle crackers with a bit of flake sea
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Banana Cupcakes with Banana Mousse Filling (Go Preds!)

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This light and tender banana cupcake recipe is filled with a cloud-like banana mousse and topped with my favorite fluffy vanilla buttercream.
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