July 11th, 2014

Upside Down Pineapple Pecan Pie - #NutWar

Upside Down Pineapple Pecan Pie – #NutWar

Upside Down Pineapple Pecan Pie

Anyone that knows my baking style should know I don’t follow any standards. Actually, that goes way beyond my baking, but I’ll save those stories for my future memoirs. When Georgia Pecans and the Center for Pecan Innovation approached us about #NutWar, I knew this would be a pretty epic battle between Steph, Lisa, and myself. For me personally, I had many ideas flowing through my head and had…

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June 11th, 2014

Creme Caramel

Creme Caramel

Just go ahead and stare at the picture for a few minutes :) That amazing creation is a Creme Caramel! Now, a Creme Caramel is a magnificent baked custard, and only requires 4 ingredients! Now the concept is very simple, but it’s also very simple to turn your custard into scrambled eggs – and let me tell you, that’s just not as tasty. So, a quick tip, whenever you are whisking hot milk or cream…

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June 4th, 2014

Life Updates and #PushPlayEat!

Life Updates and #PushPlayEat!

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24 hours in a day just doesn’t seem like enough anymore! I normally hold off posting until I have a recipe to go along with it, but I just couldn’t wait any longer! There’s been so much going on recently, I haven’t even had a chance to catch up and bake anything. There was once a time when I could spend an entire day looking for something to do. Now, I have so much to do I can’t even find the…

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April 15th, 2014

Italian Easter Bread

Italian Easter Bread

There’s an Italian tradition during Easter – Italian Easter Bread. It’s a simple sweet bread that doesn’t take much time or effort to prepare, but because it has sprinkles and festive colored eggs – it’s an Easter thaaang! If you have kids, this is a perfect treat to make for Easter with them, because you get to color eggs – and if you don’t have kids, this is the perfect treat to make because…

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foodiechats:

If there’s one thing that the #Foodiechats community loves to discuss, it’s holiday meals! With Easter just around the corner, we loved discussing “Breaking away from Easter Classics” with our wonderful sponsor @IncredibleEggs!

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We started the night with such a fun question! It was “You’re…

April 1st, 2014

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Spring is here, so last night was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the season #Foodiechats style. We loved having the wonderful @SharisBerries as our sponsor. Their chocolate covered strawberries are out of this world!

Question 1 was “What comes to mind when you think of the word…

March 31st, 2014

Cake Jars and #FoodieChats

Cake Jars and #FoodieChats

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a chance to post a new recipe and give some updates, and I apologize for that! I’ve been out in Virginia doing food demos, and I’ve finally made it back home! There’s a lot I have to catch up on, but first and foremost, I wanted to get out a recipe, and so here it is! My dad’s birthday was last week, and I decided to make a classic milk cake. We don’t…

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March 17th, 2014

Focaccia Bread

Focaccia Bread

One of my favorite breads to make is Focaccia. It’s rather simple and quick to make, right in a sheet pan! Focaccia is full of flavor, from fresh herbs to olive oil and sea salt. Besides needing time to proof, it only takes 15 minutes to bake, so it’s easy to prep for any meal! I topped mine with fresh rosemary, Parmesan, and sea salt – but you can easily substitute some fresh sliced tomatoes,…

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March 11th, 2014

Eggnog French Toast Monkey Bread

Eggnog French Toast Monkey Bread

Eggnog French Toast Monkey Bread

I don’t know about all of you, but Eggnog French Toast Monkey Bread just isn’t something I could pass up. I had heard of this back over the holidays, but just never got around to making it. Of course I lost the original recipe, and just sort of had to roll with it. This recipe is literally made in a crock pot! Note that I have a huge crock pot, so you may want to adjust the recipe depending on…

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March 2nd, 2014

Glazed Donut - Fausnaughts - Fat Tuesday

Glazed Donut – Fausnaughts – Fat Tuesday

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Guess what tomorrow is?! I’m not much of a holiday person in general, which is kind of sad for a Pastry Chef who gets the most work on holidays. There is however one holiday I have celebrated with a passion each and every year – FAT TUESDAY!! It’s the one day of the year I consider it shameful to not shove donuts into your face. And then once you’re done, you can dress up and paint yourself as…

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