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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

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

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

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

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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Easy as 3-2-1 -> Chocolate Coconut Water Martini

Chocolate Coconut Water? Absolutely! It is amazing. I am a huge fan of coconut water and have it often with my lunch or after my work out. Recently, I discovered chocolate coconut water. Yum! Below is my take one of

Easy as 3-2-1 -> Chocolate Coconut Water Martini

Chocolate Coconut Water? Absolutely! It is amazing. I am a huge fan of coconut water and have it often with my lunch or after my work out. Recently, I discovered chocolate coconut water. Yum! Below is my take one of

Polish Easter Bread Rolls

Putting A Twist on Tradition – Polish Easter Bread Rolls

It’s that time of year..  Spring is in full bloom and the Easter celebrations are in full force.   Even with the hustle and bustle of the “everyday” routine, making time to maintain traditions is really important to my family.   Making

Polish Easter Bread Rolls

Putting A Twist on Tradition – Polish Easter Bread Rolls

It’s that time of year..  Spring is in full bloom and the Easter celebrations are in full force.   Even with the hustle and bustle of the “everyday” routine, making time to maintain traditions is really important to my family.   Making

Spiced Hibiscus Granita {Spiked}

On the weekends, my husband and I like to take time to watch a movie together. This past weekend I made a dessert  cocktail for our “movie time”. Granita is easy to make and the variations are only limited by your

Spiced Hibiscus Granita {Spiked}

On the weekends, my husband and I like to take time to watch a movie together. This past weekend I made a dessert  cocktail for our “movie time”. Granita is easy to make and the variations are only limited by your

Mastic Scented Salmon

Mastic? If you have not tried it…you need to! Mastic will add a very unique (“in a good way”) pine-like flavor backdrop to your dish. It is typically used for cake, pudding and ice cream recipes. The suggested serving is

Mastic Scented Salmon

Mastic? If you have not tried it…you need to! Mastic will add a very unique (“in a good way”) pine-like flavor backdrop to your dish. It is typically used for cake, pudding and ice cream recipes. The suggested serving is

Gypsy Spiced Apple Crisp

The spice Grains of Paradise are tiny, unique pyramid-shaped seeds whose flavor profile can be described as sharp and peppery with a fruity backdrop. They look ashy when you crush them with a spice grinder or mortar & pestle. Substitute

Gypsy Spiced Apple Crisp

The spice Grains of Paradise are tiny, unique pyramid-shaped seeds whose flavor profile can be described as sharp and peppery with a fruity backdrop. They look ashy when you crush them with a spice grinder or mortar & pestle. Substitute