Flaky Buttery Sweet Baklava Recipe

Baklava for breakfast this morning! Do not be intimidate by the thin flaky layers. Baklava is pretty simple to assemble when using a quality pre-made phyllo dough. Use a combination of your favorite nuts, raw or toasted. I like walnuts and pistachios the best. If using salted nuts, do not use salted butter (but I […]

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Cold Smoked Maple Cajun Party Nuts

The Smoking Gun rides again! This time to impart its delicate smoky wisdom upon some roasted maple syrup and Cajun spiced mixed nuts (walnuts and pecans to be exact).  Roasting nuts is easy and sky’s the limit for flavor. I happens to have ajar of organic Cajun spices and maple syrup asking to be used […]

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Fig, Thyme and Goat Cheese Pecan Bites

This is a super easy appetizer recipe that can be modified to match the ingredients you have on hand. Below I included a table with substitutions, alternatives, modifications – you name it. The ideas of savory, sweet, crunch and herb can be repeated in many ways. I made these recently for a dinner party with […]

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