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Avocado-Black Bean Brownies

I just made some of the best tasting brownies ever and the ingredients resemble salsa more than it resembles a pastry. Why would I ever change the perfect brownie recipe I had? Simple: Jess’ doctors recommended she eat a bit lower on the Glycemic Index and with all the white flour and sugar in my regular recipe, it just wasn’t going to cut it.

I played around a bit with this recipe and I think I have it where I want it, but if you want to play some, I’d welcome the ideas. This still contains some sugar, as I didn’t want to go the artificial sweetener route, but way less than a standard recipe. Continue reading

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Queen Bee Cupcakes – Seaside

You ever have one of those days where nothing seems to be going right? The day I discovered Queen Bee Cupcakes started off being one of those. The first sign that I was in trouble came from the weather. Since the farmer’s market is a good 45 minutes away I had to get up early and leave just after sunrise, yet when I was getting ready to go, it was still dark out. Upon further review, it was storming out… and not one of those nice little showers, I’m talking gale force winds here, people. Oh well, I needed to get milk and eggs and by Jove I was going! Continue reading

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Kitchen Witch’s Whoopie Pies

Today is Food Geekery’s One Year Anniversary! Yep, one year ago today this site came online (though it wasn’t completely live for a couple of months) and over 70 articles later we’re still going strong! I really want to thank all my readers and twitter followers for being so great as I stumble around the world of food. I still have absolutely no idea what I’m doing, but I’m learning a lot and that’s the most important thing! When it came to today, I wasn’t going to do anything special to celebrate, but then, what’s this? Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Ghost Cookies

Last weekend I was going through all the things I had leftover from the Farmer’s Market and I found a Ghost Chile (Naga Jolokia) pepper in my fridge.

At the same time I had been craving some sort of cookie and thought I’d give a pumpkin cookie a try. C’mon in and let me know what you think!! Continue reading

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Easy Spiced Apple and Pear Cake

Mmmm… apples! Those red beauties are my downfall during the autumn months. Unfortunately I ended up with a ton leftover… what’s a guy to do?

Luckily rescue came in the form of a cake recipe by Gayle of Kosher Camembert. Step inside for a very easy cake recipe that is very tasty! Yum!! Continue reading

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Fiery Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some days I am suddenly inspired to throw caution to the wind and create something based on just a simple thought. This experiment came from exactly one of those sort of days. This recipe combines cheesecake filling, habanero peppers, chocolate chips and more into a very interesting (and tasty) cookie. Continue reading

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Candied Bacon and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bacon. Did I get your attention? Chocolate. How about now? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Today we’re going on an adventure… a very bacony adventure. Climb aboard the USS Bacon Eater and join us as we go in search of the awesome force of nature that is bacon combined with chocolate. I can guarantee you will have a great, delicious, cromulent time. Continue reading

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Rhubarb Stir Cake

Another week in my CSA and another bunch of rhubarb… what was I to do? I already made pie and every recipe book pretty much told me to make a pie or jam.

I needed something different. I needed cake! Luckily the naked chef, Jamie Oliver, rode to my rescue with his Rhubarb Stir Cake. Step inside for the recipe! Continue reading

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

One of the best things about being part of a CSA is that it’s a complete grab bag. You never quite know what you’re going to end up getting in your weekly haul of goods.

This week I was presented with a bundle of Rhubarb and after careful thought and consideration I made my choice. Keep your fork, everyone, there’s pie!! Continue reading

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Birthday Shortcake

I celebrated my birthday this week and to celebrate I decided to make myself some strawberry shortcakes instead of the “traditional” birthday cake. Why did I do this?

Well, the first reason is that I am just not a huge fan of cakes from a store (even birthday cakes), but the second reason is that it is strawberry season! Continue reading

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