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Don't forget to add Good Day Google+ to your todo list for Friday, because we're going to #rockthegplushouse  with this weeks guest list!
Stop by and say hello to my guests +Scott Scowcroft +Lonni Lattie +Wayne Meador and +Kristin Drysdale its going to be an epic #VHIRL!

Friday April 18th at 1 PM EST
#gooddaygoogleplus  
 
Join me this week for a stellar cast of plussers from different walks of life as we discuss how we can improve our lives in this crazy world we live in, Google + and anything else that happens to come up in conversation.

This weeks guests are-

+Scott Scowcroft Social Media Specialist, Video and HOA Recording Specialist, Reviving, Re-packaging and Re-purposing great content with an emphasis on video and HOAs.

+Wayne Meador  Visionary and Entrepreneur, creator of AWorld4ChangeTV, on a mission to make a difference and change the world around him, gardening, aquaponics, and hydroponics Specialist.

+Lonni Lattie Nutrition + Fitness Coaching, Public Speaking, Custom Worksite Wellness Programs working with businesses to develop a culture that supports total health by improving productivity  and morale.

+Kristin Drysdale Exploratory Specialist and Social Rights advocate, skilled in diplomacy, pragmatics, and research. Passionate about domestic violence survivors, Google, and Global citizenship.

Google+ Good Day is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll eat away with new friends and quite a bit of information. You will not find any controversy just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging the real people. 

Bring your lunch or bring a friend just do not miss the best weekly HOA on Google+! Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! 

Saturday, April 18th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12pm CST | 1pm EST
Check your time zone here -> http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   

Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during The shows broadcast live. 

But if you can not watch it live you do not worry can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR

#GoodDayGooglePlus   #rockthegplushouse       #askchefdennis
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OMG  +Kyla Myers  your Boozy Cinnamon Roll Caramel Cake is WOWING me!!  
Just get  me a plate and I'll do the  rest, on second thought I'll just dive in!
 
I've got to try this cake. It's just so pretty.

Boozy caramel Cinnamon roll cake

Egg yolk Sponge cake From Daily Delicious
Double this recipe to fill 4 18cm round cake tins.
( left overs are too eat^_^)

Ingredients:

80g cake flour
60g corn flour
4 large eggs
4 egg yolks
100g caster sugar
3g pink sea salt
1 tbsp clear vanilla extract
125g rice bran oil
125g Melted butter, melted and warm

Pre heat oven to 190C. Sift your corn flour and cake flour over large bowl twice.
Line your 4 greased 18cm pan with baking paper.
Combine oil and butter in a jug. 
In a stand mixer whip the eggs, yolks, sugar and salt until it is triple in size and forms a thick pale ribbon.
Add vanilla and beat again.
Sieve over flour and fold into the egg mix.
Pour butter/oil mix down the side of the bowl in three stages. Fold it in while turning the bowl at the same time.
Pour into your lined pans, try to get them as even as possible.
Once in the oven turn the heat down to 170C and cook for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Once fully baked, invert to cool on a wire rack.

Butter scotch sauce adapted from Nigella Lawson
50g light brown sugar
20g raw caster sugar
180 golden syrup
45g butter
100g flavoured butterscotch thicken cream
40ml Bourbon

In a sauce pan melt caster sugar, brown sugar, syrup over low heat for 6 minutes. Bring to gentle boil for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat source and whisk in thicken cream.
Set sauce aside until needed.

Brown sugar meringues
 
3 egg whites
180g brown sugar
Pinch of salt

Pre heat oven to 120c. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
In a large bowl whip on high with an electric mixer till soft peaks. On medium speed add your brown sugar one table spoon at time whisking well between each addition.
Place tablespoons of egg mix on trays. Any shape will do.
Bake in oven for 1 hour and half. Turn oven off and leave the door slightly open to finish drying out.   

Assembly

One cake recipe
One cinnamon roll recipe from the Pioneer woman  (I did not post this as everyone has their fave recipe; I used the Pioneer’s woman’s one. Make it ON THE DAY you serve it to prevent the problem I had. Simply cool to room temp and top it on the cake when ready)
Two batches of butter scotch recipe
One meringue recipe
Stabilized Whipped cream ( Whip 500ml of cold thick cream and one bloomed sheet of gelatin to soft peaks)
Pecans (optional)

Place on cake at the base of your cake plate. Spread with whipped cream; making a shallow dam in the middle. Pour 50ml of butterscotch in this dam. Crush your brown sugar meringue in large pieces on top the cream and butter scotch. Repeat for all 3 layers.
Place cinnamon roll on the top of the cake (you with have the cream to help it stick)
Transfer to fridge for 30 minutes.
Serves with more butter scotch sauce and top with pecans.

Recipe source: http://goo.gl/X2Bvo5
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This Lemon Ricotta Cake with Almonds looks so moist and delicious +heinstirred, thanks  so much for sharing it with us!
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How gorgeous.  Plus it's grain free.  Wonderful +heinstirred .  Great share +Chef Dennis Littley .
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Join me and my co-host +Susan Serra in the kitchen this afternoon as I make my Tex-Mex Jambalaya on Around the Kitchen  Table live at 3 PM EST!

It's going to be a #DeliciousDay  on Google+!
#aroundthekitchentable  
 
Join us for the fourth show in the series Around the Kitchen Table with my co-host +Susan Serra.
This week I will be preparing my version of a Tex-Mex Jambalaya with a few twists on the classical dish!

Susan will sharing ideas and images from her recent trip to Milan, Italy  where she attended the Kitchen show as well as other kitchen tips and tricks to make your kitchen more beautiful and welcoming.

Jambalaya
Ingredients
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped red or green bell peppers
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup sliced okra (fresh or frozen)
1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
1 clove garlic chopped
2 cups white rice
4 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 tsp light chili powder
1 tsp cumin
Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
olive oil as needed
1/2 lb chorizo
4 chicken thighs
4  jumbo raw shrimp in shell
2  petite lobster tails split  (optional)
1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions

In a large skillet add olive oil, dredge chicken thighs in flour seasoned with sea salt and black pepper, then place chicken thighs into pan, saute on both sides for about 5 minutes on each side. 
While the chicken is browning add in chorizo and brown along with the chicken.
Remove chicken and chorizo from the pan and place on platter.  These items will be returned to the pan later in the process.
 If needed add a little more olive oil then the garlic, onions, peppers, and okra and saute for 2-3 minutes 
Add in rice and continue to saute for another few minutes
Add in tomatoes and corn and stir well, continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
Add chicken stock and spices, turn heat down to med low and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes
After simmering stir mixture to make sure all of the ingredients are well blended, then add back the chicken thighs and chorizo.
At this time now add in your shrimp and lobster, cover and continue to simmer for 10-15 more minutes.

Make sure that the chicken is cooked fully and plate up this masterpiece family style with the rice as the base, placing all of the proteins carefully on the platter.   Sprinkle with fresh cilantro, serve and enjoy

#aroundthekitchentable   #cookingshow   #kitchentips  
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Great Job, Sir Well Done! and I'll add you all to the "Circles", if you'd Like, You Both Have Great Taste, Thanks for The Broadcast!!!!!
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Thanks to +Ande Lyons for taking HOA's to a new level with her upcoming show asking how you start your mornings Coffee, Sex or Bacon and commenting that you can really have all three!    (thats a folgers commercial you'll never see)
Don't miss this show!  http://goo.gl/od1JNg

#Legendary   #goodmorningworld   #Mykindofgirl  
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Interesting +Ande Lyons  - not typically what would make one hyper.  I'm not super young myself but I haven't read that one.  
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What an interesting take on Peanut Butter Cups  These 5 Ingredient Inside-Out  Peanut Butter Cups are calling to me +Ashley McLaughlin 
#glutenfree   #Vegan  
 
NEW // 5-Ingredient Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cups

For the extreme peanut butter lover...oh yes.

http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2014/4/14/5-ingredient-inside-out-peanut-butter-cups.html

  #glutenfree   #vegan   #candy   #peanutbutterrecipes  
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crunchy!
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Scary news but good information to have +lynn hasselberger thanks for sharing!  
h/t +Maggie Unzueta 
 
Learn more about the unacceptable levels of chemicals in our everyday lives: http://ykr.be/1v5sb31fht

#documentary #health #film #chemicals +Unacceptable Levels 
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Feel free to use my app. Soleil Organics - an easy to use guide when to buy organic or not while grocery shopping - its on iphone, ipad, ipod and google handsets. +Chef Dennis Littley , +lynn hasselberger 
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Who doesn't love fresh baked bread and this gorgeous loaf of Braided Challah Bread would certainly be a welcome addition on my table +Renee Goerger thanks so much for sharing it with us today!
 
This stunning Braided Challah Bread is easier to make that you might think. Impress your family and friends with this recipe.
http://www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com/2014/04/Braided-Challah-Bread.html
#yeastbread  #baking #challah #eggbread  #breadrecipes
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Just wanted to give a shout out and thanks to the New Plusser on the Block +Who's Who in FOOD on G+  for featuring me  on their new G+ page!
Looks like its going to be a fun way to get to know more foodies and chefs on G+!
 
Introducing: +Chef Dennis Littley 
My name is Dennis Littley or "Chef Dennis" as I'm known both at work and across the blogsphere,  I am an Executive Chef, Culinary Instructor, Recipe Developer and most recently an Award Winning Food Blogger and Photographer.
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thank you +Adrienne Urban !
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Ever wonder what all those labels on the Egg Cartons really mean?
Check out this post from +Global Health Lab and see what those labels really tell us about the eggs we're eating and how important it is to look for the right ones.
#healthyeating   #eggs  
 
                Egg Labels: Everything You Need to Know
                               responsible/wise consuming

Which animal welfare label should you shop for? And is free-range better than cage-free? We’ll leave those decisions up to you­—but with this infographic you can at least understand what all of that egg-y jargon actually means.

An avalanche of #labelsfree range, cage-free, vegetarian-fed, certified humane. Forget the simple grab-and-go egg shopping of yore—there’s now more to consider in this corner of the grocery store than most any other aisle.

#egg   #eggs #label #labeling #shoplabeling #infographic  

Information&image credit: takepart.com by Willy Blackmore
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I like your priorities +Chef Dennis Littley!
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I am a Innovator and a Facilitator....I make things happen.
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  • A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis
    Food Blogger, Photographer, Writer , Recipe Developer, Community Builder, 2009 - present
  • Ask Chef Dennis
    Consultant, 2009 - present
    1. Menu Design and Recipe Development for your home or business. 2. Social Media Specialist- Training and Implementation of all Social Media Platforms for your business. 3. Developing Communities and Moderating for your business.
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    Founder, 2012 - present
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My name is Dennis Littley or "Chef Dennis" as I'm known both at work and across the blogsphere,  I am an Executive Chef, Culinary Instructor, Recipe Developer and most recently an Award Winning Food Blogger and Photographer.  

After 25 years of white table cloth restaurants and Executive Dining, I  moved into School Foodservice and rather than adapt to cooking school food, I taught the students the joys of real food, and it seems to have been the right decision. The graduating class of 2010 at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, Pa, voted food as their #1 memory of four years in High School!  I am now enjoying semi retirement in Florida.

I began blogging in 2009 as a resource for my culinary students, and soon found myself with followers around the world, at which time I began posting "real food recipes for real people"

In 2011 I was awarded "Most Valuable Foodie" by the food blogging community at Foodbuzz, for the work I have done in the community.  My Ask Chef Dennis Series covers a range of topics that every food blogger should know, and the In My Restaurant Kitchen Series teaches you how to make restaurant style dishes in your own home.

You can find me at my blog, "A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis"   and in My Community:  G+ Food Bloggers Community     (The only community on G+ just for Food Bloggers)

Life is good when you're able to do what you love!


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Winner of the 2011 *Most Valuable Foodie* From Foodbuzz *Founder of the G+ Food Blogging Community*
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  • Good Day Google+
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  • G+ Food Bloggers Community
    2009 - 2014
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September 18
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Married
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Chef Dennis, Dennis Littley
Very disappointing meal, mussel clam app was an excellent idea but broth was salty. Entree came out barely warm. Manager did come out before the check to apologize and took the entree off the check, but I would have rather had a hot dinner when I ordered it, not after my wife had finished her meal.
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really good food and lots of it! you wont be disappointed or leave hungry!
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I loved the selection and what I had was beyond delicious. Some sides could have been better but the main course more than made up for it. Very friendly helpful customers made for a excellent dining experience.
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Never got a chance to eat because the staff lost our order. After a 30 minute wait for our takeout order they hadn't even started our order so we got a refund and left The worst part is that no one even cared that we weren't happy including the person that took my order. They just let us leave.
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beautiful settings, over the top staff and excellent ribs! Fish could have had more flavor, but the sides were delicious and it is a Rib place afterall. Margaritas were amazing!
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Excellent food offerings with great flavors. Knowledgeable friendly staff and of course amazing coffee!
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Good Food , nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. Food is just a little short of the mark but still good and a good value.
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