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Peanut Butter Gianduja Chocolates

These Peanut Butter Gianduja Chocolates are an easy to make, creamy, rich peanut butter and chocolate truffle confection cut in to fun shapes or bite size pieces.  Last week I shared Chocolot’s award-winning butter toffee recipe and my private candymaking lesson. Today I’m sharing the second recipe Ruth Kendrick shared with me that day, her fabulous Peanut Butter Gianduja Chocolates. The recipe… 

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Chocolot Butter Toffee

Crisp, rich butter toffee loaded with crunchy almonds, topped with creamy milk chocolate and more chopped almonds. This isn’t just any butter toffee recipe, it’s Chocolot’s butter toffee recipe. Chocolot is an award winning Utah Chocolatier. Ruth Kendrick started Chocolot in 2008, but she’s been making candy for over 50 years. She learned the art of candymaking from her… 

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Red, White & Blue Berry Puff Pastry Parfaits

These Red, White & Blue Berry Puff Pastry Parfaits are super easy to make. Just layer some lightly sweetened strawberries, raspberries and blueberries with a creamy, rich whipped cream cream cheese mixture, and top it with a flaky, sweet puff pastry star.   One of my favorite things about summer is the great berry desserts…. 

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Chocolate Eclairs

Chocolate Eclairs are made by filling a crisp, buttery eclair shell with a light, creamy vanilla pastry cream and glazing it with a rich, chocolate icing. Eclairs are one of my family’s favorite desserts. It’s a perfect combination.   A crisp exterior surrounds a smooth, creamy, light as air custard and topped with a rich chocolate… 

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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with a fun orange soda cupcake frosted with a luscious, sweet orange cream cheese icing. Today I’m guest posting on Sweet Basil. Carrian is expecting, and struggling with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. So while she’s taking care of herself and her little baby bump, I’m sharing my Orange Creamsicle Cupcake recipe on Sweet Basil. Please stop by… 

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Key Lime Pie with Mango Sauce

A tart, creamy key lime pie with a graham cracker crust crowned with a light as air meringue and served with a sweet mango sauce. Today I’m sharing a recipe with Never Enough Thyme readers as well as mine. Lana is recuperating from back surgery, so I volunteered to create and share a wonderful southern recipe. If you haven’t… 

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Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns made with a buttery, cardamom dough layered with fragrant orange sugar, then knotted, topped with crunchy Swedish pearl sugar and baked until they’re golden brown.  Today’s posted is sponsored by Red Star Yeast. I used Red Star Platinum yeast to make these fabulous Swedish Orange Sweet Buns. Swedish sweet buns are less sweet than… 

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Fagor Pressure Cooker Review and Giveaway

Be sure and visit Pressure Cooking Today and read my review of the new Fagor America LUX 6 qt. Multi Cooker. Fagor America is giving away a LUX Multi Cooker to one lucky Pressure Cooking Today reader! Details on how you can win are on Pressure Cooking Today. Giveaway ends Monday. Why aren’t you pressure cooking yet?

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Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles

Take Snickerdoodles to a whole new level with the addition of Cinnamon Chips to the batter. Underbake the cookies slightly so they’re crisp on the outside, but tender on the inside.  Originally published January 7, 2009. Updated June 1, 2015. Recently, my Snickerdoodle loving nephew and his family spent a week at my house. I couldn’t resist whipping… 

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How To Cook Perfect Steak Kabobs

Tender, juicy pieces of steak skewered, seasoned and grilled to perfection. Steak kabobs are my favorite way to barbecue steak in the summer. Kabobs cook quickly so you spend less time at the grill and more time enjoying your guests. Here’s my tips on How To Cook Perfect Steak Kabobs: – buy a great cut of meat. When… 

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