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Turkey Pear Fruit Plate

Turkey Pear Fruit Plate

This Turkey Pear Fruit Plate is the perfect way to keep the kids occupied while you prepare your Thanksgiving dinner. Not only is it fun …

Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookie

This Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookie recipe was inspired by my wife’s recent recent to the Brown Butter Cookie Company in Cayucos. When she came …

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Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

During one of our weekends in Laguna Beach, my friend Brian Zagorsky treated us to an old-fashioned Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler recipe on his Big Green …

Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

Cream Cheese Puff Pastries

Today I’ll show you how to make cream cheese puff pastries. These are delicious served cold with your morning coffee — sort of like a …

Irish Halloween Barmbrack Recipe

Irish Halloween Barmbrack

This Irish Halloween Barmbrack recipe is a tradition for All Hallow’s Eve. Chock full of raisins, citrus peel and dates, it’s a delicious accompaniment to …

Chocolate Tasting at Home

Chocolate tasting at home is a lot like tasting a fine wine. Each brand and style, whether dark, milk, white or bittersweet, has its own …

Smores Quesadilla

You’ve likely tried the traditional s’mores recipe — but have you tried a s’more dilla — aka smores quesadilla ? Today I’m sharing one of …

Jamaican Rum Cake Recipe

Jamaican Rum Cake

Back in 1999, I had the chance to enjoy the Caribbean’s best Jamaican rum cake, and it was amazing. Following is my newspaper article from …

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Persimmon Bread Pudding

This persimmon bread pudding recipe is a great way to use up fresh soft hachiya persimmons. These grow quite well here in Southern California. They …

Pastry Pie Crust Recipe

Pastry Pie Crust

This flaky pastry pie crust, known as pate sucree, is the perfect vessel for your favorite pies. Use this with my chocolate haupia pie recipe …

Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

Homemade Whipped Cream

My homemade whipped cream recipe uses chilled heavy cream, white sugar, and a few dashes of vanilla extract. The vanilla technically makes it a chantilly …

Irish Cream Truffles Recipe

Irish Cream Truffles

This recipe for Irish cream truffles came from one of the most talked about chefs in Ireland, Conrad Gallagher. Gallagher is the owner of several …