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Rainer Cherries with Pistachios and Dark Chocolate (Seasonal and Savory)

Dark Chocolate-Dipped Fresh Cherries with Pistachio “Pits”

I recently received a cherry pitter from Oxo to test out for their blogger cherry contest, and I immediately decided that I needed to try some fresh cherries dipped in chocolate for my entry.  I love traditional chocolate-covered cherries (my favorites are from a great little chocolate place in Muncie called Lowery’s), but since I […]

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cookie bars

Cookie-Like Things

I collect vintage cookbooks, and in the 1950’s these would have been called something like “Springtime Blossoms” or “Rainbow Bars.”  In the 1970’s, “Unicorn Snackaroos.”  They are sort of cookies, sort of brownies, and sort of candy.  Please make up your own, appropriately-cheerful name, reflecting the era of your choice.Most of you know that when […]

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Chocolate Orange Mousse

Simple Chocolate-Orange Mousse (Vegan and Dairy-Free)

I was working on “veganizing” a King’s Cake recipe (more on that soon), and ran across this technique to make non-dairy whipped cream using coconut milk.  Brilliant!  I decided to give this a try but wanted to see if I could make a dairy-free chocolate mousse using the same technique, and it worked really well. […]

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Bittersweet Chocolate Souffles

Bittersweet Chocolate Souffles

Souffle is only intimidating if you are bent on turning out a towering, perfectly-capped creation.  If you can get away from that urge and live with some imperfections, they are really quite simple.  This recipe makes four individual-sized souffles, and you could cut the recipe in half if you want to make these for Valentine’s […]

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Dark Chocolate Brownies with Marizipan

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Marizipan

It’s holiday baking season!  I adore marzipan but do not have the patience or talent to form it into tiny, painted fruits.  Putting it into brownies, however, is easy and delicious.  I added almond meal to the brownie base and they ended up dense, moist, and fabulous.  If you make these you will love me, […]

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Pumpkin Crepe Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

Pumpkin Crepe Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

There are times when I have a grand vision for a recipe and it falls a bit short.  I have to admit that this is one of those times.  However, this tasted way too good not to share, so its imperfect exterior should not be a deterrent from trying it out.  I have been seeing […]

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