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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Fairy wand information

“Now You Can Make Magic In Your Kitchen, Too!”A Fairy Cooking WandDesigned Exclusively for The Food Fairy® It takes the artisan 30 minutes to hand make each of these kitchen tools. He personally selects the maple which comes from timbers farmed ecologically by an Amish family in Monroe, Wisconsin.If a tree has to come down,

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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. 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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Mussel & Spinach Bisque

Want to wow someone with a fancy delicious dish but don’t feel like slaving over it? Look no further than this delightful, flavorful bisque where the most time-consuming part is pulling the mussels from their shells. This is not a low fat, low calorie dish and I’m not going to pretend that it’s good for

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Winter Borscht

It’s winter in North Carolina and though we may not have snow very often, it does get cold and when the humidity is hovering in the high 80% range and the temperature is in the low 30’s the chill seeps deep into your home and has a knack for finding its way to your bones.

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Tomato Cheese Tart

For almost as long as I can remember this recipe has been “in the family”. I can remember being a child slicing up tomatoes or inhaling the herby scent as I spread the marinated tomatoes out onto the tart shells. The smell of these baking was either the final hint that the holidays were upon

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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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Chai Tea

Is it cold where you are today? Are you holding your hot coffee or tea cup tightly while you sip down the warming liquid? How about a change of flavor pace this holiday season that might just outlast your Christmas tree? This recipe came to us on a recent visit to Norfolk Virginia and a

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