Invisible Apple Cake – Now You See Them, Now You Don’t!

Why an Invisible Apple Cake you ask? The magic trick comes from the very thinly sliced apples coated with a minimal amount of batter. When the cake is sliced the apple and batter are practically invisible.

If you are looking for the latest trend in baking, this is it! The invisible apple cake, or gâteau invisible aux pommes in French, was the trend in French baking starting last fall. Japan caught on to this fashionable cake pretty fast around February of this year. And it seems that North America is finally in the know. What perfect timing with fall and apple season just starting!

Invisible Apple Cake slice

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Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad & a Mojito

This Game of Thrones recipe is in honor of a favorite character, the Mother of Dragons, with an exotic Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad … and a bonus Mojito cocktail recipe.

Dragon fruits can have red or white flesh, and they are just brimming with nutrients. Each fruit is packed with natural fiber, protein, vitamin C, antioxidants and Omega-3s. It has also been known to lower and stabilize blood glucose levels for people who suffer from Type-2 diabetes, while also decreasing levels of bad cholesterol. All good things to keep Daenerys Targaryen healthy and be a good Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad!

Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad

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Boozy Peaches and Cream Trifle, a Matcha Made in Heaven

Shhh… Can you Keep a Secret? Today I am sharing with you my Peaches and Cream Trifle recipe. It is the ultimate quick in-a-pinch dessert recipe that your guest will clamor for.

I am almost ashamed to say that this recipe has been my go-to dessert for years when pressed for time, and yet I have never blogged about it before. Why have I not shared this divine Peaches and Cream Trifle recipe with you until today? I was afraid you would judge me because it is just so freaking easy and quick to make. But it is also one of my most consistently raved dessert. Every time I make this for guests I get rave reviews. Sometimes greatness comes from simplicity.

Peaches and Cream Trifle

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Halloween: Poison Toffee Apples and preparing your victims

For a frightful twist with these Poison Toffee Apples just add a few drops of black food coloring to the caramel toffee recipe to create a look of danger and poison!

Time for one of my favorite holidays out of the whole year. Halloween is just around the corner and I just love preparing a batch of goolish goodies. Just so happens the Creative Cooking Crew wanted us to fix up a scary dish for all the kiddies and ghosts. Please, do not be shy, take one of my Poison Toffee Apples. I promise they will bring you no harm!

Poison Toffee Apples

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Bourbon Lavender Raspberry Applesauce

I will start off this post with clearing my guilty feelings. I am sorry fellow bloggers for not having been around to comment this week. Life has been nuts. Nothing majors, just super busy. I thought my schedule would calm down as the weather would cool down for fall…but nothing could have been further from the truth. Work is super busy and my social schedule is busting at the seam. So next week starting with a clean slate and I’ll be back at commenting.

Have you been suffering from the same busy bee ailment as I? I have to say I am not complaining, life has been a blast. Today will  be more of a visual treat of a day trip spent with friends. One of our stops was an apple orchard. And it was the perfect excuse to super-major-over the top-play with the best applesauce ever I made last year. The trick is making it over a long period of time in a slow cooker: it totally gets caramelized and the apple flavor dominates. This year I added notes of lavender, vanilla and raspberries with a splash of bourbon. Sounds like  weird mix but they all do go together and the notes were subtle. Time to make some Bourbon Lavender Raspberry Applesauce!

Bourbon Lavender Raspberry Applesauce top

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Lemon Cream Cheese Truffled Grapes

It’s Food ‘n Flix time again! In this monthly group a host picks a movie of their choice that pertains to food. Everyone watches the movie and then makes a recipe which the film inspired. It can be any recipe you want. This month’s pick is hosted by Caroline Makes… She picked a classic, Funny Girl.

And out of this challenge came a pretty healthy snack that will still satisfy your sweet tooth: Lemon Cream Cheese Truffled Grapes.

Lemon Cream Cheese Truffled Grapes topped

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Homemade Condiments Cookbook Giveaway, Creamy Chicken Stuffed Shells, and Caramel Mock Apple Bites

Today is my group’s reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club. What is the SRC? Basically you are assigned a fellow participant’s blog by the organizer and then you pick a recipe of your choice from that blog and make your version of it. But it is a secret, you cannot reveal whom you picked and what you made until the established posting date and time. This month I made 2 secret recipes: Creamy Chicken Stuffed Shells and Caramel Mock Apple Bites.

And here is a third secret: I have a fabulous giveaway for you all today. I receive a complimentary copy of the Homemade Condiments cookbook and I was given an extra copy for a giveaway. That is right, one lucky reader will receive their very own copy of this essential book for your cookbook collection. Info at the bottom of the post.

caramel 4

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