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Outrageous Brownie Parfait

This dessert hits all the buttons: Chocolatey, Creamy, Slightly Sweet, Crunchy, and totally Luscious.

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Serve this in a Trifle Bowl and you will be hearing oohs and aahs all around. The Trifle Bowl will give you a beautiful presentation. However, using small clear glasses is perfect when you only need a couple of parfaits.

Layer parfait accordingly: Outrageous Brownie, Sweet Potato Cream, Strawberries, Whipped Plant Cream and Top with Vanilla-Pumpkin Spice Pecans. Repeat layers again if you choose.

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Fruit Nut & Seed Salad

What is nice about this salad is that you can change it up with anything you have handy. Just mix a couple of fresh fruits, a dried fruit, your favorite nut and seeds. You could never eat the same salad again. This is what I had in my kitchen.

I brought this salad to a church function and came home with an empty bowl.

Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and and toss together with the Strawberry-Vanilla Vinaigrette.

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Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Vanilla-Pumpkin Spice Pecans

These pecans are addictive. they have a hint of vanilla, sweetness and pumpkin spices. They are perfect and you can make them on the stovetop. I tasted one, and I wanted more.

  • 1 1/2 c pecan halves
  • 3 tbsp maple sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Spice Blend
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • pinch of Himalayan Salt
  • pinch of ground black pepper

Add all the ingredients to a ziplock bag and shake.

Add pecan mixture to a non-stick skillet. Toast nuts on medium heat, until the maple sugar is melted . Stir the nuts frequently to coat. Once the maple starts to sugar it will go very quickly, about 30-60 seconds. Transfer nuts to a silicone mat. Let nuts cool.

Note: I have used these nuts to top cakes or salads. There are so many possibilities.

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