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About Denise @ GypsyWorldSpiceCafe.com

Technologist by day and Mom/Wife 24x7... Cooking is a huge hobby of mine. Love developing recipes & flavor combos that promote healthy eating & fitness. Follow Gypsy World Spice Cafe As We Explore World Spices, Healthy Eating and Creative Recipes.
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Amazing Marble Cupcakes {with a twist…of course}

This weekend, my 8-year-old son and I made these cupcakes together. The interesting ingredients resulted in probably the best cupcakes we’ve made. Yum! Enjoy! Denise Amazing Marble Cupcakes 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix 3 Eggs 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil 8

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Amazing Marble Cupcakes {with a twist…of course}

This weekend, my 8-year-old son and I made these cupcakes together. The interesting ingredients resulted in probably the best cupcakes we’ve made. Yum! Enjoy! Denise Amazing Marble Cupcakes 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix 3 Eggs 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil 8

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20 Clove Garlic Chicken with Lemon & Olives {slow cooker}

Garlic… You either live it or you hate it….. I love it! This recipe uses an entire bulb of garlic! While it slow cooks, the garlic gets soft and mushy. The flavor mellows…resulting in an almost sweet flavor. Enjoy! Denise Slow

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20 Clove Garlic Chicken with Lemon & Olives {slow cooker}

Garlic… You either live it or you hate it….. I love it! This recipe uses an entire bulb of garlic! While it slow cooks, the garlic gets soft and mushy. The flavor mellows…resulting in an almost sweet flavor. Enjoy! Denise Slow

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For the Love of Garlic… {Food for Thought}

“Stop and smell the garlic! That’s all you have to do.” ~ William Shatner

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For the Love of Garlic… {Food for Thought}

“Stop and smell the garlic! That’s all you have to do.” ~ William Shatner

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Sweet & Salty Chocolate Toffee Cracker Candy

I have thought about making this for a while. This recipe is not only easy, it is very rich and flavorful. My colleagues at work loved it…so I guess I need to make it again real soon! My favorite thing

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Sweet & Salty Chocolate Toffee Cracker Candy

I have thought about making this for a while. This recipe is not only easy, it is very rich and flavorful. My colleagues at work loved it…so I guess I need to make it again real soon! My favorite thing

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Chocolate!

Dedicated to all of my favorite chocolate foodies!

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Chocolate!

Dedicated to all of my favorite chocolate foodies!

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Little Things Make A Big Difference {Wordless Wednesday}

“A friendly look, a kindly smile, one good act, & life’s worthwhile.” -Unknown

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Little Things Make A Big Difference {Wordless Wednesday}

“A friendly look, a kindly smile, one good act, & life’s worthwhile.” -Unknown

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Caribbean Cooking Class – Grilled Jamaican Jerk Shrimp

Below is the recipe for grilled Jamaican Jerk Shrimp that I shared during a Caribbean Cooking class that I presented at the Savory Spice Shop in Raleigh, NC. The marinade for the shrimp features the Savory Spice Shop’s Jamaican Jerk

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Caribbean Cooking Class – Grilled Jamaican Jerk Shrimp

Below is the recipe for grilled Jamaican Jerk Shrimp that I shared during a Caribbean Cooking class that I presented at the Savory Spice Shop in Raleigh, NC. The marinade for the shrimp features the Savory Spice Shop’s Jamaican Jerk

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Caribbean Cooking Class – Annatto Oil

Below is the recipe for Annatto Oil that I shared during a Caribbean Cooking class that I presented at the Savory Spice Shop in Raleigh, NC. Annatto is described as being “slightly peppery with a hint of nutmeg“. I use

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Caribbean Cooking Class – Annatto Oil

Below is the recipe for Annatto Oil that I shared during a Caribbean Cooking class that I presented at the Savory Spice Shop in Raleigh, NC. Annatto is described as being “slightly peppery with a hint of nutmeg“. I use

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Caribbean Cooking Class – Black Bean & Mango Salad

Last week, I taught my first cooking class at the Savory Spice Shop in Raleigh, NC. The theme for the class was Caribbean cooking. We had a lot of fun cooking, talking and sharing information, stories….and laughs. Below is the

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Caribbean Cooking Class – Black Bean & Mango Salad

Last week, I taught my first cooking class at the Savory Spice Shop in Raleigh, NC. The theme for the class was Caribbean cooking. We had a lot of fun cooking, talking and sharing information, stories….and laughs. Below is the

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Caribbean Cooking Class – Banana Salsa Recipe

Last week, I taught my first cooking class at the Savory Spice Shop in Raleigh, NC.   The theme for the class was Caribbean cooking.   Below is the recipe for Banana Salsa.  I chose to present this recipe because it is simple, flavorful

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Caribbean Cooking Class – Banana Salsa Recipe

Last week, I taught my first cooking class at the Savory Spice Shop in Raleigh, NC.   The theme for the class was Caribbean cooking.   Below is the recipe for Banana Salsa.  I chose to present this recipe because it is simple, flavorful

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Got to Love a Little Ingenuity… {Food for Thought}

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” ~ George S. Patton

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Got to Love a Little Ingenuity… {Food for Thought}

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” ~ George S. Patton