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Meringues With Chocolate Mousse

Individual meringues filled with chocolate mousse

This recipe is based off of a pie my mom makes. It was my sister’s favorite dessert to have on any special occasion. In a pie format, cutting this into slices without the meringue breaking into a million pieces can be problematic. I made these last night to take to a dinner party, and pretty

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Kentucky Hot Brown Stromboli

Kentucky Hot Brown Stromboli

I have to give credit to Better Homes and Gardens for the idea and the recipe that served as the inspiration for what I made here. I actually only saw the concept in the magazine, made my own, and checked back to compare the recipes later. This varies from the traditional hot brown because it

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Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites

Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites

I had a get-together to celebrate my new basement yesterday, and because it was Derby day, I had a few Derby-themed items on the menu. I was going to make a Derby pie, but I didn’t want anything I was serving to require utensils. I’ve made bite-sized Boston cream pies before, so I decided it

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Buffalo Chicken Wontons

Buffalo chicken wontons

These were an experiment on Super Bowl Sunday. I made buffalo chicken dip, and I had a pack of wonton wrappers in the freezer that I’d been wanting to use. So why not fill the wonton wrappers with the dip and fry them? A couple of notes about this recipe: There was an air gap

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This buffalo chicken dip is packed with buffalo ranch flavor. A party favorite without blue cheese (but you can add blue cheese if you’d like!)

Italian Chicken & Spinach Dip

Italian chicken & spinach dip

One of my friends hosted a potluck brunch last weekend. This was originally supposed to be a filling for crescent roll spirals similar to these buffalo chicken spirals I made before. That turned out to be a disaster. I spread the filling onto the crescent roll dough, rolled it up. and it didn’t hold up

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No-Name Southwestern/Tex-Mex Dip That Does Not Photograph Well

One of the struggles of being a food blogger is having to get good photos of the things I make. Nobody is going to want to try a recipe if the dish looks gross in the photos! Sometimes, though, I either forget to take a picture, or even worse, something is horribly un-photogenic. I had

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Almost Bite-Sized Apple Pies

Small apple pies

I had a few apples I needed to use the other day, and I’m a big fan of apple pie. I didn’t have enough for a whole pie, so I decided to make these. They’re smaller than a hand pie, which is why I call them almost bite-sized. Some of the links in this post

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