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Dec07

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Cookies

The holidays put me in the mood for cookies! Of course, as you may already know, I love and adore cookies.  Since it is the holidays I am in the mood for pretty cookies that taste really good.  Those kind of cookies are not only good for nibbling on as you wrap presents but for great for giving as gifts.  While thumbing through my cookie folder, and yes I do have a whole folder devoted to cookie recipes, I came across an old culinary...

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Nov25

Christmas Cookie Round-up – Part 2

Last year I gave you all a round-up of cookies perfect for the holiday season … and I plan to do the same again this year!  I mean, what is better than contemplating cookies to help you get over your turkey hang-over? Next week I will be posting my entry for Challenge 8 of Project Food Blog – and trust me, you do not want to miss that – as well as a few more ideas for using up any left-over turkey.  I have all sorts...

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Nov12

Chocolate, Coconut, and Red Curry Crème Caramel

Things are going to get a little freaky-naughty. While I was in Seattle attending IFBC I had the opportunity to try various kinds of Theo Chocolate.  One particular flavor, the Coconut Curry Milk Chocolate, was astoundingly good.  I’m not kidding when I tell you it was the best bar of milk chocolate I had ever tasted.  There was creamy, sweet milk chocolate, crisp flakes of coconut, and a subtle spice from the red curry.  Bliss...

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Oct27

Black and White Gooey Butter Cake

If you grew up in the Southern part of the United States then you are probably familiar with gooey butter cake. You might also know it from Paula Deen on The Food Network who has made a cottage industry out of the dish, going so far as to sell countless varieties of them on QVC.  Growing up we never had gooey butter cake.  My first experience with it was about ten years ago and I was hooked.  The only thing I did not like was the cake...

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Oct20

Spiced Dark Chocolate Soufflé

I love things that look difficult but are in fact quite easy. Soufflé is one of those desserts that people assume is terribly difficult to make.  I think it goes back to cartoons and movies where someone is making a soufflé that comes out tall and perfect only to have it collapse in spectacular fashion.  When I was in culinary school I dreaded soufflé day, knowing that they were so terribly hard to make.  I quickly discovered the...

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