‘Super Evil’ Bacon Meatballs

I would like to ask my cardiologist to forgive me for what I am about to do … When ever you see a show about ‘extreme’ cuisine,  or read an article about the ultimate (Insert Food Item Here), there is a pretty good chance that the ‘extreme’ item will include some bacon.  Bacon has reached almost mythical status in the food world.  Its presence in a recipe can create instant appeal and desirability.  So,...

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Gooey Chocolate Coconut Bars

I think I may have a little-itty-bitty problem. It is not a serious problem, but it is a little consuming.  I can’t seem to stop craving chocolate and coconut.  With that said, please excuse me for yet another chocolate and coconut dessert.  I pinky-swear that the next few desserts will be sans coconut, and I am pretty sure pinky-swears are legally binding.  What is really funny about this dessert is I was thinking of the...

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Chocolate Banana Bread

I’m a bad baker. Over the weekend I discovered, much to my shock and horror, that I had run out of butter.  It does not happen often and I actually buy two or three pounds at a time as to have plenty on hand at all times.   When I do run out I usually discover it while in the middle of baking something and it honestly makes me feel a little edgy.  For the most part butter is my fat of choice for baking, but in cake baking oil...

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Dry Aged Steak

What makes the steaks at the steak house so darn good? Well, there are a few things starting with the beef.  Most steak houses buy Prime beef which has a lot of marbling, or fat dispersed within the muscles tissue.  Prime beef is not easy to come by for the regular consumer, but you can find Choice beef in many markets which is a delicious alternative.  Second, steak houses age their steaks which improves the flavor and texture. ...

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Double Dark Chocolate Chunk Coconut Cookies

The last few days have been a roller coaster ride for me. The biggest positive of the week … Everything Pie is written!!  Going in I knew writing a book would be a challenge, but it was more difficult than I expected.  The rewards of this experience are numerous, but the biggest lessons I take away from it are that I am more dedicated, disciplined, and creative than I ever thought.   The big news now is that the publisher has...

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