Feta and Fig Chicken Burgers with Arugula Walnut Pesto

We can’t let grilling season pass by without putting the meat mincer attachment to use!  Perfect for freshly made burgers using whatever kind of meat you want.  We’ve used chicken thighs to create a flavorful and juicy burger stuffed with feta cheese and fig jam.  Then we broke out the blender attachment to quickly whip up an arugula walnut pesto to go along with them.  And if you really want to go all out, well, the mixer does an excellent job making homemade hamburger buns.

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Fig, Red Wine and Chocolate Cake

Figs, red wine, chocolate, cake…need I say more?  Whether you need a last minute Thanksgiving dessert, just love all of the above, or would like a new baking project, this is one of my new favorite fall desserts.  And while fresh figs are in season right now (yay!) and make a beautiful cake topping, the cake actually utilizes dried figs, so no need to worry about fig season, this can be made year round.

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