Terri McClernon

Chocolate cluster with bacon and cherries cooked by Food Fairy Chapel Hill

Chocolate Bacon Clusters

Copyright 2014. Rosso-Feren. All rights reserved.Chocolate-Bacon Clusters (click on link to print pdf)The original recipe is very tedious. Threading and pre-cooking the bacon on skewers and then brushing andsprinkling, well, it was all too much! Here is the quick version and equally as delicious!Ingredients1 LB center-cut bacon, thin cut, but try thick if you dare3

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Honey Whipped Mascarpone

Strawberry pie, strawberry parfait, strawberry crisp, strawberry cheesecake, macerated strawberries, strawberry tart, strawberry pavlova, strawberry cobbler…. Question: How many of the above desserts become even more extra-ordinary with a dollop of something creamy and white on top? Answer: All of Them! Shall I buy a frozen whipped topping? No Shall I buy a can of

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Chicken – Sweet Potato Peanut Curry

Ingredients3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken pieces cut into1 1⁄2 -inch pieces1/2 cup flour, all purpose or rice5 Tbsp curry powder (fav is Madras)2 1⁄2 teaspoons Kosher salt3⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper1⁄2 cup olive or coconut oil3 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced2-3 Tbsp garlic, minced1-2 chili peppers, seeded, de-veined, minced5 cups (divided) chicken broth2 lg sweet potatoes

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Coconut Cake

“I just love this recipe!” said Leigh, one of our Chapel Hill Food Fairies. “I found this blogger, Sally’s Baking Addiction, and ALL her recipes turn out perfectly. https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/coconut-cake/ Leigh was referring to this scrumptious 3-layer coconut cake which appears as perfection and, according to the client who requested this for her daughter’s birthday, it

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Chocolate Peanut or Almond Butter & Coconut No-Bake Cookie

Yields: 10-12 cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut (I used Trader Joes) 2 Tblsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 slightly heaped tsp kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Preparation 1. Prepare a cookie sheet

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Composed Salads

A simple mixed salad is my least favorite dish to prepare yet one of my favorite sides or main dishes to eat any time of year, whether at home or at a party. If I had a Food Fairy I’d have her make beautiful platters of prepared veggies, properly protected and stored in my fridge

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The Food Fairy on Cloud 9

2019Celebrating Over 20 Years! Who do you know who gleefully spends decades flying around kitchens cooking, serving, creating and generally glowing while tirelessly persevering to bring love-filled food to local NC residents? If you haven’t yet met Terri, The Food Fairy or any of her 20 some offspring, (aka foodfairyettes), you still have time because

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Apple Pie

Just last week one of my regular clients asked me to make her an apple pie. Dessert requests are a rarity at The Food Fairy, so I was excited to oblige! In 1978 when I was living in the Catskill Mountains of New York I was overjoyed at the plethora of wild apples available for

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Quick and Yummy Sweet Potato Dip

Sweet potatoes, being so colorful, nutritious, and delicious, are a great option for any course in a meal. You can have twice baked potatoes with chevre and bacon, or scalloped potatoes with apples and sweet onions, or a sweet potato mousse with praline caramel sauce… Not today, for you need something quick and yummy! I created this recipe when teaching a high fiber health and wellness class. You can use leftover cooked sweet potatoes or cook some up especially for this tasty appetizer. Also, great for kids’ lunches!

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Tomato Cheese Tart

This recipe from a 1980’s Cuisinart® magazine “The Pleasures of Cooking”, has been a family favorite for decades! It wouldn’t be a holiday in my, now adult, family without it. Most everyone I have served this to find themselves craving the flavors of this tart in any season, whether served hot, warm or cold. You

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