Spicy Candied Pecans

1 cup Pecans (Walnuts also work, and I imagine cashews would too, but I’ve never tried it) 1 Egg White 1 tsp honey or agave 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup “regular” sugar (whatever you regular is – I like cane sugar, but white is fine too) 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper sea salt In one bowl, beat the egg white with honey (or agave) and vanilla. In another bowl, combine sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. Toss nuts in the egg white mixture, then into the sugar mixture. Keep any left over sugar mixture. (If you have no sugar mixture remaining, just throw together another smaller batch and set aside) Bake on 400, turning every 5 mins. Once they start to harden, toss them with the remaining sugar mixture and put them back in the oven. Keep turning them every 5 […]

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Perfect Cream Cheese Icing

Cream cheese icing is something everyone should have in their arsenal. It elevates any old cake to something really special. I’m almost not interested in a cake without it. I like my icing fluffy and pillowy, not so stiff and dense. The amount of powdered sugar determines the stiffness, so, I use less of it than the typical cream cheese icing recipe. I like the tang of the cream cheese to come through, so this is not overly sweet. I also like to add honey as some additional depth of flavor.  1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened 1 stick of butter, softened 1 tsp of vanilla 1 tsp of honey 1/2 cup Sifted powdered sugar I don’t make fussy shit, ok. But do me a favor and sift the sugar to make sure you don’t get lumpy icing. I mean, it’s the least you can do after you […]

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