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Carlty Bryer's Wicked Good Gingerbread Cake Baked in a Pumpkin

My dad had been raving about this unique gingerbread cake recipe that he had found in his Wilson Farm's cookbook so when he came out for a visit last week, that was one of the first things on his list to make. Luckily for you and me, he made it just in time to share before our Thanksgiving festivities begin. You are absolutely going to want to try this one. It is very easy to make, the moist gingerbread cake paired with the pumpkin tastes unbelievable, and the presentation is wicked unique. Topped with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream this gingerbread cake baked in a pumpkin will definitely give you rockstar status at your next gathering. View the Printer-Friendly Carlty Bryer's Wicked Good Gingerbread Cake Baked in a Pumpkin Recipe Card The Golden Nugget Gourmet is about sharing with you must have recipes, the food is my first priority, and then hopefully having a few great photos as well. When my dad made this cake, it was early evening so the lighting

Martha Stewart's Method for Roasting a Perfect Turkey

It was Thanksgiving 2011 when I discovered Martha Stewart's method for roasting a perfect turkey . I had always had pretty good success with my turkeys in the past but had never been able to achieve this type of perfection. The skin was crisp and gorgeously browned and the meat remained tender and juicy. The addition of white wine helped to produce a rich gravy from the pan drippings. Whether this is your first time cooking a turkey, or you are a seasoned home cook, you are going to want to save this golden nugget for the upcoming holidays. Basting with butter and white wine Thanksgiving Turkey 2011 Looks like this little guy was satisfied :) Morgie Thanksgiving 2011 (16 mo) If you are still searching for some Thanksgiving sides, check out these Golden Nugget family recipes. Oyster Stuffing   Aunt Peg's Wicked Good Deviled Eggs Aunt Peg's Wicked Good Cranberry Relish Got Leftovers? Find out how to make this gourmet hot turkey sandwich.

Aunt Sylvia's Oxtail Pasta

During the Fall of 2012 Scott and I travelled to Miami Beach and stayed at the Miami Beach Conference Center so Scott could attend and present (Clicker Experiments That Will Change The Way You Teach) at the Turning Technologies User Conference. One night we headed over to the best spot in town for dinner... his Aunt Sylvia's house. It doesn't get much better than a poolside dinner on a warm Miami night with a cool cocktail in hand and Celia Cruz music playing in the background. On the menu was a special oxtail pasta recipe (pictured above) to celebrate Ernesto's (Scott's step-father) birthday. I had never had ox-tail before, and to be honest I can't say the idea of oxtails was all that appealing, but OMG it was delicious. The meat was unbelievably tender and the rich sauce that melded it all together was to die for! After one bite I knew I needed to get the recipe and I guarantee you'll want it too! Download the Printer-Friendly  Aunt Sylvia's Oxtail P

A Taste of the Good Life

It has become our family's tradition to celebrate the 4th July in Baylake Pines, Virginia Beach with our good friends (extended family really) the Imrich's. This tradition always begins with a stop at the Bayville TASTE Unlimited for lunch before setting up camp for the week. Last summer as we drove into the parking lot to grab our first meal we noticed that they were holding a 40th Anniverary Photo Contest on Facebook and the Grand Prize was a thousand dollar gift certificate! OMG whoever won could eat there for life! The theme was " Show Your Love for the Taste ." We brainstormed for a couple of days and then Scott came up with the idea that involved standing in the median of Shore Drive (in the blazing hot sun) until we created the perfect shot. There were tons of fantastic photo entries that captured their heartfelt connection to this culinary landmark but we were ecstatic when they announced Scott was the winner. I was happy for him even though he beat out my