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Rolo Pretzel Turtles Recipe

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    Update 11/17/11 An oldie but goodie! Perfect for the holidays. Kids love to make these.  Update 12/8/09: I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m a featured blogger on Oprah ~ come see our Holiday Features! I think this will be the first year in the history of Steamy Kitchen that I’m not hosting Christmukkah as planned. And honey, …

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Nutella Bread Pudding

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Store-bought croissants make the perfect Nutella Bread Pudding for this holidays. Total of 10 minutes hands-on time!

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Pan Seared Trout with Pecan Browned Butter

Pan Seared Georgia Trout Recipe

Meet my friend, Virginia Willis, former Kitchen Director for Martha Stewart Living Television, award-winning author of Bon Appetit, Y’all and this week celebrating the release of her brand new book, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all. I first met Virginia a couple of years ago at an IACP conference in Portland and I asked her to speak at a Food Blog Forum …

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Turtle Cheesecake Truffles

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My husband’s second favorite restaurant in the world is The Cheesecake Factory. We don’t go for the food, we go for the cheesecake. All of them. Okay, well maybe not all of them, unless we’re in a large group, but we always order at least 4 different cheesecakes to share between us. Two bites out of each and the rest …

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Pesto Ideas

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Pesto beyond the normal basil and pine nuts (which I do love, but it can get quite boring over and over). Wall Street Journal has great article and recipes on different versions of pesto, including: Walnuts + Grapeseed Oil Pistachio + Breadcrumbs + Mint Rapini + Parmesan + Porcini Pumpkin Seeds + Basil + Parmesan Pecans + Parsley + Dates …

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No-Knead Sticky Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

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Do you know what I call smart? Taking something from “works awesome” (No-Knead Bread) to the level of “KICK-ASS.” Which is exactly what authors of the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois have done.

Oh yeah, and I hold them both directly responsible …

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Pecan Crusted Tilapia with Honey Glaze

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I spent 6 years of my childhood living in North Platte, Nebraska during the 70’s when the local census guy officially determined there were 4 Asians living in the town – me, my brother, mom and dad. Really. Like tax dollars could have been spent on something more useful, like building a cultural center to attract more than just red necks to the town. So, what did the 4 Asian …