Mini Raspberry Profiteroles with Vanilla Bean & Clove Custard

Let's talk about cream puffs.   Although I'm not a sucker for sweets, profiteroles hold a special place in my heart. The pastry chef at my family's favorite restaurant in north Raleigh, Margaux, has mastered the art of the perfect profiterole. Essentially these...

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Tuna Poke Lettuce Wraps with Peanut-Ginger Sauce

Poke is fun to say--but only if you're pronouncing it right. My sister lives in Hawaii (an authentic poke destination), and there they call it: poh-KAY. Rhymes with okay. Got it? You're dismissed.   Poke translates to "chunk" in Hawaiian and is most commonly...

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Vanilla Bean, Lime Zest & Watermelon Cheesecake Bites

I don't often dabble in the world of baking, but when I do, I've probably had some wine. For your next girly shindig where you need a POP of pink, break out the Tickle Me Pink rose and my zesty cheesecake bites sprinkled with a dusting of pink raspberry sugar. Sounds...

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Steak Tacos with Cabbage Slaw, Lime Crema & Pickled Red Onions

Why #tacotuesday when you can taco everyday? I pair this juicy, bright, medium rare steak with Tickle Me Pink: a vibrant, slightly effervescent rose from Napa that I'm a little nuts for right now. The tacos also get a pop of pink from crunchy pickled onions and red...

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Twice-Baked Potatoes with Ricotta, Roasted Garlic & Dill

We made it! Thanksgiving (the BEST freakin' day of the year) has finally arrived. As promised, today I'm sharing the third recipe from my Walter Magazine story "Turkey Touchdowns". If you're in a last minute potato panic, this dish is for you. Twice baked, roasted...

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