Apple Caramel Nut Tarts – A Recipe Revamp
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Apple Caramel Nut Tarts | Dawn's Recipes

I first posted this recipe in 2007, but I decided to dig it out of the archives because of all the apples I’ve been getting in my CSA share lately.  I figure it was a good candidate for an update because A) the original photos were kind of ugly and B) I wanted to make a few minor changes to the recipe itself. … Continue Reading →

German Chocolate Cupcakes
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German Chocolate Cupcakes | Dawn's Recipes

Let me preface this post with a little confession: I am not a big fan of cake. This statement has actually brought forth such comments as, “How are we even friends?” Cake lovers are a very passionate people! My only defense is that I grew up around birthday cakes from grocery stores and wholesale clubs. Stale, bland cake with sickly sweet frosting. Yuck and yuck. It was not unusual for me to pass up the cake at my own party. … Continue Reading →

Fleur de Sel Caramels from Your Microwave
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Fleur de Sel Caramels from Your Microwave

The following recipe is based off one I discovered through the magic of Pinterest. The original recipe is posted on Food.com. I’d never tried microwaving caramels before, always preferring to do it on the stove top. With all the positive reviews I saw, I just had to give it a try. This method is definitely easier overall, though I find controlling the temperature is a bit easier on the stove. The stove top method allows me to stir and to use a candy thermometer while the caramel is still heating, whereas you have to stop the microwave every couple of minutes to … Continue Reading →

Bacon Caramels
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Bacon Caramels

One year Starbucks put salted caramel hot chocolate on their menu. What an incredible drink! The way the smoked sea salt played off the sweetness in the chocolate and caramel was music to my taste buds. I missed it dearly when it was gone and eagerly awaited its return the following year. It never came, and I fell into despair. Okay, not really, but I was sorely disappointed. This year, however, they did something even more amazing! Salted caramel mocha…just like the salted caramel hot chocolate, but with some of the sweetness cut with coffee. Yum! … Continue Reading →