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Citrus Thyme Apple Pie at Get more delicious at @chasedelicious.
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11 Nov Citrus Thyme Apple Pie

  Bright, refreshing, and tart. While apple pies in autumn are usually heavily spiced, this bright pie is flavored with lemon zest, orange liqueur, and fresh thyme for a sweeter, more refreshing take on this classic.   Citrus Thyme Apple Pie   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 30 mins   Recipe by: Russell van Kraayenburg Difficulty: Easy Great for: Baking Makes: 4, 6-inch pies Ingredients 2 lbs…

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07 Nov Your Weekly Internet Spoils: War Edition

  There is a war on, my darlings. Each year it advances a bit closer; it has engulfed Thanksgiving, and now it comes for Halloween. This we cannot stand for, so I am holding fast on this particular Internet ground.   Well, mostly I’m not willing to let go of Halloween yet because it is my favorite holiday. And so I have all of these very spoopy things for you, which you can use to…

Rosewater and Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream by Trevor Rex at Get more delicious at @chasedelicious.
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04 Nov Rosewater and Vanilla Cupcake with a Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Delicate romance, strong flavor. An unassuming vanilla cupcake meets the unexpected tang of sour cream for an unforgettable flavor combination. Add the delicate flavor of rosewater and you have a mellow back note grateful cupcake recipients will definitely ask about, in the best way possible.   Roses conjure up images of romance, and of certain castle-bound beasts, if you’re of a certain generation. Either way there’s nothing more you can do to win someone over than…

Homemade Caramel Apples at Houstonia Magazine, featured at Get more delicious at
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03 Nov Bourbon Caramels and Caramel Apples

Sweet, chewy, with a hint of bourbon. Last week, over at Houstonia Magazine’s Gastronaut Blog, I shared recipes for homemade bourbon caramels and caramel apples. Well, here’s the recipe for those caramels.   Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean the candy has to disappear to. And what candy is better than chewy, melt in your mouth caramel—especially when it has booze in it.   What’s your favorite adult candy?      Caramel: Making caramels…

Pumpkin Pie filled Cinnamon Cupcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream Frosting by Trevor Rex at Get more delicious at @chasedelicious.
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27 Oct Pumpkin Pie Filled Cinnamon Cupcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream Frosting

The flavors of fall. These cinnamon cupcakes incorporate one of the most beloved spices from your standard pumpkin pie spice mix, while subverting the expectation of a simple pumpkin cupcake by putting the pumpkin pie filling inside.   If someone else can bake a cake with three pies inside of it, we can certainly simplify by putting the filling from one type of pie into a single cupcake.   And why choose a standard cream…

Apothic Dark Red Wine Cake at Get more delicious at @chasedelicious.
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24 Oct Apothic Dark Red Wine Cake

Rich, Fruity, and Sinful . A fruity, red wine paired with a dark chocolate cake is one thing. Marrying the two together is another. Bold and rich make this cake a perfect dessert for a sinfully rich dinner.   Some of my favorite wines are sweet, fruity, and complex red wines. And I most often enjoy them with dessert. I had a chance to try another one of Apothic’s seasonal blends, this time their 2013 Apothic Dark—this spring…

The Modern Buttercream at Craftsy, featured at
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21 Oct Modern Buttercream at Craftsy

Today, there is no shortage cakes, cupcakes, and other delicious desserts requiring one very important recipe: buttercream frosting! Lucky for you, Craftsy has a free class all about modern buttercream. And this is more than just throwing some icing on a cake. The course is all about showing you some tips and tricks for some beautiful icing decorations as well   Taught by Joshua John Russell, The Modern Buttercream course shows you how to make…

20 Essential Cooking Techniques at Craftsy. Get your discount code at
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10 Oct The Essential Cooking Techniques at Craftsy

Cooking techniques are vital for making cooking a fun, effortless process. And Craftsy is up to it again with this amazing 20 Essential Cooking Techniques course. And head over now and you can get it at a discount! This is just for you, my lovely readers, so don’t tell anyone else! Just kidding. Tell everyone!   Seriously, this is a phenomenal course. Even I, self proclaimed kitchen pro, learned a lot. I was especially excited…

Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats from Half Baked Harvest, freatured at
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09 Oct Your Weekly Internet Spoils: Holiday Fortification Edition

Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats from Half Baked Harvest. Photo by Tieghan. My darlings we are now well into October and surrounded by gourds and people using the #toosoon hashtag on Instagram to complain about Christmas decorations infiltrating stores already instead of sharing wildly inappropriate jokes Gilbert Gottfried has undoubtedly made about Ebola somewhere.   What are we to do with ourselves then, on the cusp of yet another holiday season? Take a moment….

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08 Oct Cream of Celery Soup

Savory, sweet, and subtly rich. Celery, usually a supporting star in the kitchen, lends itself wonderfully to soup. The subtle sweetness, and tinge or earthy notes play wonderfully with a rich homemade stock, and just a few spoonfuls of heavy cream to round it out. I adore soup. I yearn for it. I crave it. I miss it. Then the temperature drops. Okay. It gradually lowers a few degrees. I don’t care. I’m making soup. And lots…