challah doughnuts + egg nog custard

Jolly old St. Nicholas, Lean your ear this way! Don’t you tell a single soul, What I’m going to say; Christmas Eve is coming soon, Now, you dear old man, Whisper what you’ll bring to me: Tell me if you can. Merry Christmas! The family is all snuggled up with us in Savannah this year.…

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Grilled Peaches & Mixed Berries with Honey Cream

Once the humid weather strikes, you immediately tuck your pie recipes away for safe keeping. I mean come on, heavy comfort desserts hinder your beach-body, making you sluggish. These Grilled Peaches and Mixed Berries, drizzled in honey cream, are the perfect weeknight dessert. This 5-minute fruit blessing appeals to your sweet tooth, while keeping you…

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Chilled Avocado Soup with Spicy Grilled Shrimp & Charred Jalapeno-Corn Salsa

This recipe is featured on the Corn (click) Feed on the feedfeed website.   The scorching sun is baking your skin golden brown and you are craving something cool, light and savory to satiate your hunger. Look no further. This Chilled Avocado Soup with Spicy Grilled Shrimp & Charred Jalapeno-Corn Salsa abounds with fresh flavors,…

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Basil Pastry Cream & Fig Glaze

It’s Spring Time! Fresh fruit is abundant and you are looking for a chic dessert to bring to your next Backyard Bash. This is it! Impress your fabulous friends or snobby neighbors with this Fresh Fruit Tart with Basil Pastry Cream and Fig Glaze. Sounds fancy.  Looks frilly.  But this dessert is a cinch to…

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Pappardelle with Citrus Ricotta Cream

Pappardelle with Citrus Ricotta Cream highlights the harmony between decadent and delicate flavors. Refreshing citrus zest bursts through the rich ricotta, making this an ideal dish to ring in Spring. My incredibility thoughtful husband recently surprised me with the food photography book “Plate to Pixel” (click here). Although my obsession for cooking and noshing on…

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Coconut Crème Brûlée with Caramel Lace

Crème brûlée, a decadently-rich dessert encrusted with brittle caramelized sugar. This indulgent custard literally means “burnt cream”. Its elegant flavor and tantalizing appeal may entice you to order it while dining out, but intimidate you to make it at home. Do not be afraid, to my surprise, the ingredients were common and the cooking method was…

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