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Salted Caramel Apple Pie

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At the risk of sounding incredibly un-American, I'm not a huge fan of apple pie. Sure, it's got it's high points: everyone likes it, it imparts feelings of patriotism when we see it nestled next to a bowl of potato salad on a fourth of July picnic spread, and apples + cinnamon will always equal true love, but I find it to be a bit overplayed. And I feel like I can't get away from it - and not just the pie. You've got apple crumbles, apple crisp, apple turnovers, apple tarts, apple dumplings - all of which are still apple pie as far as I'm concerned, just with a different shape. Call me cynical, but I just don't believe the hype.

Salty Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar

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Salty Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, topped with sea salt and caramel and served with PB Gelato

Caramel and Bacon Brownies

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Salty, Sweet, Gooey and Chewy. These are probably the most decadent and delicious brownies you will ever eat.

Buttered Popcorn Cupcakes with Salted Caramel

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Buttered Popcorn Cupcakes with Salted Caramel for Movie Night!

Bacon Truffle Brownie

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Using homemade vanilla sugar from real vanilla beans, homemade vanilla bean extract, the best chocolate we could find for that really deep chocolate flavor, sweet cream butter, and of course love makes a surprisingly light brownie with a very dense flavor. The texture is that of a flour-less chocolate cake. Each bite almost melts in your mouth! Now, add in little pieces of smoky apple wood smoked bacon, the bacon drippings, a touch more flake sea salt, and a sprinkling of bacon pieces baked right on top and you've got yourself an absolute match made in heaven!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

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Amazing Salted Caramel Chocolate Layer Cake from BAKED.

Poppy Seed and Sea Salt Crackers

Poppy Seed and Sea Salt Crackers

Light and airy homemade crackers straight from the oven-made with poppy seeds and a light sprinkling of flaked sea salt. I had no idea making my own homemade crackers could be this easy and worthwhile! The possibilities and variations to this recipe are endless.

Recipe: Poppy Seed and Sea Salt Crackers

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

Adriana waxes poetic about these pretzels, and I can see why. "The pretzels themselves are near perfect. Fresh from the oven, their insides are soft and pillow-y, but once cooled, they develop that characteristic pretzel chew" that we all know and love.

Add a little spicy mustard, and you have a perfect fall snack...maybe something to munch on while you prepare Thanksgiving dinner?! 

Recipe and Sonnet: Soft Pretzels

Salted Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Salted Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Michelle conducts a 4-way experiment with Dorie Greenspan's famous "World Peace Cookies" recipe, and comes up with these dark chocolaty sweet and savory beauties.

Recipe: Salted Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Bamboo Double Salt Box

Bamboo Double Salt Box

Totally Bamboo Double Salt Box

I totally dig this little salt safe made of strong and beautiful, not to mention environmentally friendly bamboo. The double chamber design lets you store your 2 favorite kinds of salt, so your fleur de sel de Guérande and your pink Himilayan rock salt will always be at your fingertips. ;)

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