pecan pie bars

I’m a fan of desserts that you don’t have to dirty dishes to eat. Ones you can grab with a napkin and nibble on as your favorite Charlie Brown special is on the T.V. Yes, Charlie Brown. He’s the man. I’m also a fan of buttery pecans in a caramel base with just a hint of bourbon. Because, when you bake.. booze makes it better -in certain things: Rum in Banana Bread, Bourbon in Pecan bars. The alcohol bakes out, and all that’s left is a hint of a rich buttery unexplainable flavor. It’s divine. You may wonder if I […]

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salted caramel flan and other events

I made this last week, along with some other items for Florida Dairy. That’s Fleur De Sel on top of it. “Flower of Salt”. Sea salt, just fluffier… in extreme layman terms. I could get really detailed about it, do you want me to? Okay… It’s the top layer of sea salt, set aside at harvest time. It has a higher moisture content and a distinct flavor it imparts into dishes it’s sprinkled on. It’s salty yes, but it’s much more complex in it’s flavor by it’s mineral content. Make a little sense? It makes a perfect stocking stuffer for […]

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oatmeal peanut butter chip bars

This is not what we had for dinner last night, but it was dessert. We had spinach stuffed flank steak, I just didn’t want to be redundant with the spinach thing. (sorry, Popeye) For this you’ll need:   1 stick melted butter   1 1/2 c white sugar   1 c brown sugar   4 eggs   1 tsp salt   1 1/2 c flour   1 c oats   6oz peanut butter chips   Super easy! Just combine all ingredients in the order listed and spread into a 9×13 (nonstick) pan. Bake at 350 for 35min. Enjoy. Save

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