Cardamom and Persimmon Cobbler

Persimmon cobbler with fresh ground cardamom is a perfect fall dessert. Use Fuyu persimmons in this recipe

Y’all, this is my new favorite dessert. I love cardamom — peppery, citrusy, bergamoty — and Fuyu persimmons — floral and sweet and crisp — and together they have made the most wonderful prize: cardamom persimmon cobbler. I started with my mom’s peach cobbler recipe and made it a little fancy. Upped the fruit content,…

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Pumpkin Coconut Soup

pumpkin soup

This was an experiment that worked out. Real, REAL good. I needed to use up some pumpkin puree after shooting¬†my homemade pumpkin puree video. I remembered a recipe I made several years ago, a butternut squash and shrimp soup with a coconut milk base, that was AB FAB. And you know, pumpkin is so similar…

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Chorizo Cornbread Dressing

Chorizo cornbread dressing video (scroll down for printable recipe) I guess it was two years ago now that I came up with this variation on my grandma’s cornbread dressing recipe. I say “variation” but it’s so far from her recipe that it really should be in a class of its own. This is a very…

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Homemade Marshmallows

homemade marshmallow recipe

Homemade Marshmallows video (scroll down for printable recipe) Homemade marshmallows are SO EASY. Like, really really really easy. As long as you have a stand mixer with a whisk attachment and a thermometer (see link at the bottom for the one I use)¬†you, too, can make marshmallows at home to put on top of your…

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Ginger Snap Cookies

Somebody please shoot me before I eat all the ginger snap cookies. I really can’t stop and it’s getting to be a problem. If you enjoy the problem of irresistible cookies, then these gingersnaps are for you. They are snappy! They are gingery! They are really really good with milk and this coming from someone…

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Roast Duck

Kyle Williams has been asking me for a duck recipe since at least early 2012 and it’s taken me until now to figure out how to do it. I’m sure I’m not alone in being a little intimidated by duck. Unless you hunt them yourself, or you live in England where the Christmas Duck still…

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Grandma’s Gingerbread Recipe

Gingerbread Muffins Recipe video (Scroll down for recipe) Grandma used to pick me and little brother up from school every day for years — all through elementary school. (Actually, Grandma also used to drop us off at school lots of mornings, too. She drove one of those cars that’s really long and solid with lots…

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Apple Gingerbread Pancakes

I modified this from my grandma’s gingerbread muffin recipe. The most awesome part is that they taste exactly like gingerbread muffins, but they cook a whole lot faster. And, to me, while muffins are awesome and rad, they don’t really say “breakfast”; they say more like, “tea time” or “stoner munchie time”, know what I…

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes are great and all, but twice baked?! Yes, ma’am! I was going to just do this recipe a la casserole but something weird has happened to me through making this show and that is that I have begun thinking of food not only as delicious sustenance, but . . . as .…

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