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Coconut dessert

This coconut dessert is made with 4 basic ingredients (and is gluten free): sugar, egg whites, vanilla and shredded coconut.  A great treat to keep guets entertained.  How do we make this dessert?coconut macaroon3991214011306335899..jpg

First, add two drops of vanilla to the egg whites. Next, beat the egg whites until soft peaks  form (or that it looks like fluff).  Slowly add in the sugar as you continue to beat the egg whites creating a meringue. The last ingredient to add to the batter is the shredded coconut. Once added in with the rest of the mixture one can either make by hand or use and ice cream to form the macarron balls. 20181105_1802121581060089330051647.jpg

Now that the macaroons are formed put them on a cookie sheet that is lined with wax paper  and bake them for20 to  25 minutes at 325 degrees farenheit. The macaroons should be soft, not too chewy, and their color should be a golden honey brown. Now they are ready to eat.

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Green Bean Salad

This past weekend I had the pleasure to cater a wedding! One of the side dishes I made was a cold green bean salad  served with a lemon vinaigrette and golden/red grape tomato. This was great as a cold side dish to add some texture and flavor contrast to the deep, rich, fall  flavors from the rest of the menu.

To make this plate:

All you need to do is shock the green beans ( add them into boiling water for about 5 mins take them out and place them in ice water)

Make a lemon Vinaigrette

Slice grape tomatos in half

Sprinkle lemon zest on top of salad and mix together.

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Apple Season Part 1

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Today I am sharing with you the first of many apple desserts to come this season. Now this is something we have made before called apple dumplings. I find this treat to be a unique twist on eating apples through out the season, I mean who doesn’t love pastry crust, warm spices, brown sugar, butter and tart apples in September! The recipe is simple and I follow a great one from the food network, but you can make it even more simple by buying pre made pastry dough. Here are some fun pictures and a quick video of my sister attempting to core apples.

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apples getting ready to be made into dumplings