Vanilla Bean Cream Dessert Topping

Vanilla Bean Cream Dessert Topping

Vanilla Bean I really like vanilla. It’s such a lovely, sweet, subtle flavor. And I love adding it to a myriad of desserts. This Vanilla Bean Cream Dessert Topping pairs well with so many desserts. You can even use this custard as a base to make your own vanilla ice cream! It’s pictured here with …

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Triple Fudge Brownies | Chef Shamy

Triple Fudge Brownies

Brownies! I absolutely love brownies! I grew up eating them. They’re a staple in any baker’s recipe book. But these brownies, straight from the actual Chef Shamy’s cookbook, are something special. I can’t say enough about them– they’re moist without feeling soggy, they’re rich without being overdramatic, and they’re sure to please any chocolate lover. …

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Beer Battered Halibut

Beer Battered Halibut

Halibut, My Favorite Fish Because I grew up in a landlocked state,  I wasn’t familiar with the pleasures of fresh fish around all the time. But I lived in Seattle for a couple of years, and there is no shortage of seafood up there. So when a friend took me to a local place — …

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Southwestern Corn Salsa

Southwestern Corn Salsa

Chips and Dips Football season is upon us, so the time for appetizers and finger foods is upon us! One of my favorite game time snacks is chips and a good dip. And boy, is this Southwestern Corn Salsa good. It actually surprised me how delicious it was. Of course, I was expecting it to …

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Cinnamon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash

Cinnamon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash Butternut squash is a winter squash that some people don’t know very much about. We favor zucchini or yellow squash. I use spaghetti squash a lot, and of course, everyone loves pumpkin. But butternut squash is great– it has a sweet, nutty taste, and there are sooo many things that you can do …

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