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Double Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Cake

Welcome to #chocolate bliss: Double Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Cake #recipe #cake #dessert

If you decide to commit to something I say go for it whole-heartedly. Pour your desire and focus into it, and don’t take any shortcuts along the way. Your efforts and hard work will often lead to something you never could have imagined.

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That was a deep introduction, but that’s how I feel about life, as well as this Double Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Cake. What started as a seemingly simple…

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Mediterranean Shrimp Tacos

As a graphic designer, unexpected inspiration sometimes comes at the right moment. That’s in an ideal world, when everything is flowing smoothly. I like this creative flow in the kitchen as well; when you look in the fridge and a fully formed recipe pops in your mind. Rare, but it does happen. The best way to increase the chances of this creative, subconscious inspiration is to always be filling…

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Ginger Garlic Teriyaki Mushrooms Skewers

Ginger Garlic Teriyaki Mushrooms Skewers

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Maybe I’d prefer not to cope with the fact the summer is making it’s gradual transition into the fall. It’s like a good friend you know is moving and you’re trying to get as much quality time in as possible before the inevitable.

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With all things that transition to another period, you often try to cherish the current times. I’ve been barbecuing often, and recently created…

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Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Egg Sandwich

Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Egg Sandwich

Sometime you want to wake up on the weekend and just stay in your jammies, cozied up with a cup of coffee and a nice book. Well, I do at least. There have been plenty of busy weekends lately working on the blog and personal projects.

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I recently my How to Start a Food Blogpage last weekend. It’s extremely helpful for those who are looking for inspiration and tips towards starting your dream of…

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Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Egg Sandwich

Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Egg Sandwich

Sometime you want to wake up on the weekend and just stay in your jammies, cozied up with a cup of coffee and a nice book. Well, I do at least. There have been plenty of busy weekends lately working on the blog and personal projects.

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I recently my How to Start a Food Blogpage last weekend. It’s extremely helpful for those who are looking for inspiration and tips towards starting your dream of…

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Homemade Cookies and Cream Raspberry Parfait

Homemade Cookies and Cream Raspberry Parfait

Running a food blog is an effective way to find your food preference. You slowly start to realize what types of food you truly like, as well as what ingredients you’re comfortable using and eating. I’ve learned that I generally prefer more natural foods; notice I didn’t say healthy. While that is important, I feel it’s also important to be able to treat yourself, and enjoy things like this Cookie…

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How to Recover Seized Chocolate: Fun with Food Science #3

How to Recover Seized Chocolate: Fun with Food Science #3

Welcome back to Fun with Food Science. In today’s lesson we’ll learn How to Recover Seized Chocolate

How to Recover Seized Chocolate

By the way, melting chocolate in a double boiler is easy:

  1. Add about an inch of water to a small sauce pan. Place a metal bowl over that is large enough to sit on top, but not touch the water below.
  2. Add chocolate and turn heat to medium low. Heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is evenly…

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Lemon and Dill Barbecue Salmon Kabobs

Lemon and Dill Barbecue Salmon Kabobs

We’re reaching the end of summer here in California. My opinion is that it’s always a perfect time for a barbecue, even if it’s a bit muggy and humid lately (which is rare). If you’re passionate about food like I am, then a little off weather won’t put a dent in your plans to enjoy grilled food. These Lemon and Dill Salmon Kabobs are splendid for grilling, rain or shine.

Lemon and Dill Barbecued Salmon Kabob

That’s not a typo or…

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Ham and Brie Pizza with Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce

Ham and Brie Pizza with Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce

Five-ingredient recipes seem to be all the rave with cookbooks and in the food blogging world. I’m totally a fan of this simple concept that creates yummy recipes, while saving the hassle of shopping. I’m sure a lot of people would prefer not to fill their shopping cart full of obscure ingredients too often as well. It’s more relaxing to simply cook a quick yet tasty weeknight meal sometimes.

Ham and Brie Pizza with Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce

I…

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How to Make the Perfect Spinach and Goat Cheese Omelet: Fun with Food Science #2

Food science is not only an interesting conversation subject, it’s useful for creating flavorful, perfectly cooked recipes. It’s one thing to read a recipe and follow it step-by-step. However, understanding why things are made and prepared a certain way will help you become a better cook, not just a direction follower. This allows you to improvise, change, and expand recipes to your liking. This…

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