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Ugly Irish Cake

Ugly Irish Cake

| March 18, 2007 | 2 Comments

This is not pistachio flavored or mint chocolate chip or mint anything. It’s just a very green concoction I made for dessert last night (it was St. Patrick’s Day after all). You can’t quite see the green sludge (aka chocolate mint pudding) in the bottom . . . yea, classy. Guess I went a little […]

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SHF #27: Chocolate by Brand (Part 2 of 2)

SHF #27: Chocolate by Brand (Part 2 of 2)

| January 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

When I heard that Sugar High Friday was being hosted by David Lebovitz and the theme was “Chocolate by Brand” I just knew I had to join in. But what to make? What delicious confection should I craft and with what chocolate? I started with a thick and rich dark chocolate mousse (see Part 1 […]

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Making Chocolate Mousse (Sugar High Friday)

Making Chocolate Mousse (Sugar High Friday)

| January 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

When I heard that Sugar High Friday was being hosted by David Lebovitz and the theme was “Chocolate by Brand” I just knew I had to join in. But what to make? What delicious confection should I craft and with what chocolate? Typically, I use Ghiradelli chocolate but I didn’t have enough on hand. I […]

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Healthy New Year’s Day Desserts

Healthy New Year’s Day Desserts

| January 2, 2007 | 4 Comments

I love dessert. But I am working on the healthier lifestyle thing, so dessert means healthier alternatives. That’s why I turned to Low-Fat Vegetarian Cooking by Jenny Stacy for our New Year’s Day dessert. It’s a handy book with quite a few excellent recipes. I definitely recommend checking it out. I wanted the desserts to […]

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Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

| December 28, 2006 | 2 Comments

Mmm, chocolate dipped pretzels. These could quite possibly be the easiest things I have ever, ever made. Seriously. And of all the treats I made to give away this season, they got the biggest wow. Go figure. How did I do it? It all started with a bag of pretzel rods (be sure your bag […]

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Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

| December 10, 2006 | 1 Comment

I received The Good Home Cookbook in the mail a few days ago after Andy of Spittoon Extra fame alerted me to these babies being given away to good homes so long as they got honestly written about. Honesty? That’s my specialty! First off, I was totally shocked by the size of this cookbook. It’s […]

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Review: Trader Joe’s Brownie Truffle Baking Mix

Review: Trader Joe’s Brownie Truffle Baking Mix

| November 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

I was at Trader Joe’s not too long ago and decided to pick up their Brownie Truffle Baking Mix. I know. Boxed. I don’t do boxed, right? Well generally no, since boxed mixes tend to have more ingredients than I am comfortable feeding my family. Nonetheless, I decided to have an exception since I had […]

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Fall Feast-ival: Oh pie, oh my!

Fall Feast-ival: Oh pie, oh my!

| October 21, 2006 | 1 Comment

I promised this recipe over a week ago, and wanted to come through. This is a tender, sweet, crumb-topped apple pie. Always a hit in our house. See also Easy Apple Turnovers. French Apple Pie yields one pie 1 good quality pie crust (I like Oronoque Farms) 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 […]

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The Secret of the Palmier

The Secret of the Palmier

| October 13, 2006 | 2 Comments

There was a mad rush at my desk yesterday as word spread through the office that there were cookies. Gotta love it. There is nothing better than hearing the mmm’s of people enjoying something you’ve made. That’s enough to get me cooking even more frequently to share. In truth, the cookies were for my husband’s […]

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Fall Feast-ival: Apple Cake Recipe

Fall Feast-ival: Apple Cake Recipe

| October 5, 2006 | 3 Comments

So when I was trying to decide what to make first in honor of FitFare’s Fall Feast-ival, two thoughts came to mind: pumpkin and apples. These are the two fall produce items that I most associate with fall. Now I L-O-V-E pumpkin, but I haven’t worked much with apples. That, to me, sounded like a […]

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