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hot buttered rum truffles {#CaptainsTable}

I am so excited to share my recipe for The Captain’s Table Challenge! Are you ready for this? I created a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffle inspired by the classic Christmas drink, hot buttered rum. It’s always been a favorite in our house. When cold Minnesota winters are covering the landscape in snow, it’s nice to have…

milk punch {#CaptainsTable}

The Holidays are in full swing and I’ve been having so much fun creating recipes for the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Captain’s Table Challenge! This is my cocktail entry for the “Holiday” round. Milk Punch is traditionally served on New Year’s Eve, but it makes a beautiful offering at Christmas time too. I’ve made this…

blueberry cheesecake jars

Hello Lovelies! Are you all excited for Christmas? Oh my. So much preparation and baking and gift wrapping around here these days it’s beginning to look like Santa’s work shop. We enjoyed an awesome weekend. Saturday was spent going “over the river and through the woods” to Grandpa Grape’s (Greg’s) house. We brought appetizers and…

cranberry orange poinsettia coffee cake

A lazy, lazy day here at our house. After the flurry of decorating and cooking yesterday, I’m taking a break. Lots of tea sipping and reading under a blanket while a fire dances in the fireplace. Tonight’s dinner… leftover turkey soup with rice, crock pot roast, a simple baby spinach salad… and if anyone wants…

belgian chocolate chunk & browned butter blondies

A few weeks back, a darling reader and friend of ChinDeep, sent me a huge box of chocolate from Belgium. It was packed with fancy truffles, beautiful chocolate bars of all varieties, and amazing Cote D’Or baking chocolate. We savored every last bite of that wonderful surprise, and now I am sad to say all…

captain morgan spiced rum pumpkin glazed turkey drummies with oven roasted cranberry compote {#CaptainsTable}

Hello, Friends! This is my first recipe for the Captain’s Table recipe challenge, and I just love how it turned out. It’s a definite twist on the traditional Thanksgiving fare. It’s sweet, smoky, spicy and flavorful. If you’ve never tried brining turkey before, you’re in for a treat. This extra step requires a little extra…

the captain’s table recipe challenge

Hello friends! I was recently invited by the wonderful people at Captain Morgan Spiced Rum to participate in a very exciting event called The Captain’s Table Recipe Challenge. I will be competing against 15 other reputable food bloggers, so I have my work cut out for me! Luckily I love what I do, so this…

raspberry jalapeno parmesan salad dressing

Currently enjoying: Uncle Gary’s Original and Raspberry Pepper Jellies and BBQ sauces on EVERYTHING. From rustic turkey-gruyere sandwiches on wheat toast to brekky eggs. The Zesty Peach BBQ transforms humble meatloaf to ambrosia. Today I had some of the Candied Jalapeno BBQ swirled into a bowl of brown rice and beans for my lunch. Let…

bbq glazed meat & potato cupcakes stuffed with mozzarella

Happy Friday! Here’s an awesome recipe featuring my friend Gary’s Gourmet Pepper Jelly and Gourmet Zesty Peach BBQ Sauce. These little “cupcakes” turned out so good. I put a little cube of Mozzarella in the center of each and “frosted” them with buttery mashed potatoes. I really think you’re going to love this. for the…