Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart is a hearty, cold-weather appetizer, main dish, or even breakfast! Its savory flavors are balanced by a tangy goat cheese filling.
Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart is a hearty, cold-weather appetizer, main dish, or even breakfast! Its savory flavors are balanced by a tangy goat cheese filling.

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Winter makes me crave cozy flavors.  I mean, a good hot chocolate is always at the top of my list.  But if you need something savory, it’s hard to beat a Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart.

That smoky bacon!  Those sweet but meaty onions!  A sprinkle of thyme and basil brighten up the combination, then underneath it all, a goat cheese custard adds the perfect amount of tang.

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart is a hearty, cold-weather appetizer, main dish, or even breakfast! Its savory flavors are balanced by a tangy goat cheese filling.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes combine two of your favorite things into one decadent dessert!  The cookie dough filling is irresistible.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes combine two of your favorite things into one decadent dessert! The cookie dough filling is irresistible.

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We all love cookie dough.  Well, at least if you’re reading this blog, you probably do.  And if you aren’t a fan, have you actually had cookie dough?  It’s delicious!  Quite frankly, cookie dough was the bait that first got me into the kitchen as a kid.  And I still like eating cookie dough as much now as I did back them.  But even better, as an adult, I am no longer at the mercy of my mom’s  baking schedule, so I can have it whenever I want.  Sometimes growing up has its benefits.

Sadly, it is generally frowned upon to present a big bowl of cookie dough as dessert to company.  I’m not sure why, but who am I to argue with social convention?  Luckily, these chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes allow you to bring some of those same cookie dough flavors in a more acceptable presentation.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes combine two of your favorite things into one decadent dessert! The cookie dough filling is irresistible.

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Texas Nachos

Texas Nachos are your perfect Super Bowl snack! Each chip has just the right amount of cheesy, spicy crunch.Texas Nachos are your perfect Super Bowl snack! Each chip has just the right amount of cheesy, spicy crunch.

 

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So Christmas may have come and gone, and the New Year’s celebrations are complete, but that doesn’t mean the holidays are over!  You know what’s next on the calendar?  Super Bowl parties!  Oh yes, that perfect excuse to gather with friends for snacks and drinks…and maybe a little bit of game-watching.

This year we have an extra reason to pay attention to Super Bowl festivities: the big game will be taking place in our little old city of Houston, Texas.  I’ll be honest, we’re not even going to try to get tickets, and in fact, we don’t plan to leave our house that entire weekend.  Houston previously hosted the Super Bowl back when we were young and in college, and at that time of our lives, it was fun to go downtown and hang out with thousands of our closest friends in what was basically Mardis Gras.  But now?  Mehhhhhh I think I’ll just cozy up with a much smaller group of people and a few homemade snacks…like these Texas Nachos.

Texas Nachos are your perfect Super Bowl snack! Each chip has just the right amount of cheesy, spicy crunch.

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Apple Ginger Smash

This Apple Ginger Smash is the best cocktail to enjoy on a dark winter night!  Slightly spicy with warming applejack, it makes your average evening a little more special.This Apple Ginger Smash is the best cocktail to enjoy on a dark winter night! Slightly spicy with warming applejack, it makes your average evening a little more special.

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Moving right along with our New Year’s Resolutions, which include knocking back a few fancy cocktails (for our health!), here’s a delicious addition to your winter happy hour: an Apple Ginger Smash.

While my favorite fall cocktails lean towards cinnamon, which pairs beautifully with apple, winter makes me crave something a little different.  Something with a little deeper flavor.  Something with ginger and applejack!  This Apple Ginger Smash is the best cocktail to enjoy on a dark winter night! Slightly spicy with warming applejack, it makes your average evening a little more special.

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