Bacon Candy

Bacon Candy Bacon Candy! This stuff is CRAZY GOOD and will be ILLEGAL when the food police hear about it! For a special treat think about this. Bacon Candy is so simple to make, only 3 ingredients. Sweet, smoky and just melts in your mouth. Patti and I came to the conclusion that Bacon Candy is just plain Dangerous in a really delicious way. It…

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G’s “LEMONY” LEMON BROWNIES

Guest Chef G's "LEMONY" LEMON BROWNIES" I rarely bake sweets, but I am a HUGE fan of super "lemony" pastries! So when I saw this recipe for Lemon Brownies, I simply had to try it. I was not disappointed. Fresh out of the oven, the lemony aroma was captivating. They are very light and moist, and just melt in your mouth. The best thing about…

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Pot Luck Brownies

Pot Luck Brownies We had friends on the way over and we needed a dessert recipe…fast. There is a list of things we always have in our pantry for emergency drop ins. Chocolate brownie mix is one in case of a chocolate emergency. To make it extra special we borrowed an idea from our Facebook  friend Mya Gutweiler. We love our Lodge cast iron and…

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Pineapple Noodle Pudding

Pineapple Noodle Pudding Patti’s little German Grammy used to call this noodle kugel, which means pudding. She remembers arguments around the table whether it should be made with chopped apples or pineapple, with raisins or Patti’s favorite dried cranberries and chopped walnuts. Well, it was an easy decision for us because Ken isn’t thrilled with cooked apples. This was always a sweet treat either as…

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Apple Cranberry Tart

Apple Cranberry Tart It’s apple season at the Murrieta Farmer’s Market. This tart is extra easy to make, the hard part is deciding what kind of apples you want to use. We went to the apple professionals aka Jaime & Lee of Lim’s Produce. We chose Pink Lady’s because they were crisp and tart, plus Patti liked the name. Our Pacific Living Outdoor oven has…

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Mom’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Mom's Peanut Butter Cookies Christmas always makes me think of my mother. She would start baking two weeks before and the house was full of all kinds of pies and cookies. These peanut butter cookies were always one of my favorites with a big glass of cold milk. This is for my mother… Peanut Butter Cookies A pellet Grill Recipe Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook…

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Chocolate Maple Pecan Pie

Chocolate Maple Pecan Pie Ken’s not a dessert person, but he went nuts for this. Maybe it was the two kinds of pecans, plus the chocolate chips. It was rich, delicious and not overly sweet, but definitely overly yummy. Especially with the holidays, though we use it all the time, having the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven is like having an extra oven. Patti and I…

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Skillet Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Skillet Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies Ken wanted dessert after dinner and being it was date night it had to made outside. Our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven did the job perfectly and what better than big, chocolate chunk cookies for two. Patti insisted on adding oatmeal to make them a bit healthier. Ken added ice cream because it’s ice cream. We baked them in our 6”…

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German Chocolate Earthquake Cake

German Chocolate Earthquake Cake Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood burning stove, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a…

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Marbled Cheesecake

Marbled Cheesecake Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood burning stove, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine,…

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Mom’s No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

Mom’s No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies My Mom made these for me every Christmas. And every Christmas I try to make these in honor of her memory. I still miss her after all these years... These are REALLY GOOD and very simple to make with the flavors of peanut butter, coconut and chocolate. A fun one to do with kids... Mom made these…

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Blueberry Walnut Scones

Blueberry Walnut Scones Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Pacific Living Pizza Oven but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme.  Wood burning stove, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little…

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