Blood Orange Jalapeno Margarita

I wish some produce are available year round. Blood oranges are one of those stunning fruits with such a vibrant red flesh and more intensely flavored than a regular orange. Ooooh Margaritas! Originating in Mexico, margarita is a popular cocktail made with tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice. Here is a variation on […]

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Turtle Tart

No, there are no turtles in the tart! Turtles are candies that has toasted pecans covered with soft caramel and then draped with dark chocolate. An irresistible combination indeed! These simple candies are transformed into a elegant dessert! The base is a soft chocolate layer that is cross between a flourless chocolate cake and a […]

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Strawberry Margarita Cookies

Margarita needs no introduction ! Strawberries added to the drink results in a delicious twist. All the components of this south of the border drink has made into a crunchy treat. Mucho delicioso! The pink cookies are flecked with freeze dried strawberries. There is tequila in both cookies and glaze, reinforcing the boozy effect! Ingredients: […]

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ROSEMARY PERSIMMON DAQUIRI

Fuyu persimmon is such a perfect fall fruit . Looking very much like tiny pumpkins they taste so delicious eaten hard or scooped out with a spoon when they are super ripe and soft. Why would I want to make a drink out of this fruit if it tastes so awesome by itself? ¬†Well, don’t […]

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Fig-Walnut-Mascarpone Cake

I picked up a locally made fig-walnut bar at a farmers market and it had only two ingredients . Can you guess? The flavors complimented each other so well. Though this cake has 1/2 cup of almond liquor it would certainly be not boozy ! (Did I disappoint anyone?) Ingredients: 1 cup sliced dried calimyrna […]

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