Posts Tagged ‘ chocolate ’

  • When I was a kid, Oreos were my favorite cookies in the whole world. Today, they are the dark crunchy crust of my decadent chocolate mousse pie. It’s a bit more sophisticated but just as memorable. This deep, rich chocolate dessert is my Valentine to you. As an eater, I’m not sure which gives more pleasure: licking the spoon after folding mounds of freshly whipped cream into liquid chocolate infused with espresso and Kahlúa, or [...]

  •   Oooooooo, rosemary!! Fragrant, delicious, and oh so versatile. Now, I love just about ALL fresh herbs, so it’s super hard to pick a favorite. But, if I had to, it would probably have to be rosemary. After all, not only is it exquisitely yummy, but its aroma alone can get my mouth watering every, single time. We’ve tried — and loved — rosemary in so many different ways:  with garlic, lemon, potatoes, Kalamatas…you name [...]

  • I think chocolate is one of the best foods ever invented! It has taste, color and texture that make it unique but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can mix chocolate with many flavors – orange, ginger, mint, coffee and chili to name a few. Over the holidays I baked my favorite chocolate fudge cake and boy, it went down well! Here it is, minus a big chunk which my husband and son surreptitiously removed whilst [...]

  • Many of you may be scolding me for posting these decadent, irresistible cookies only two days into the new year when the most popular resolution is to lose weight or at least eat healthier. But I just cannot help myself! It is impossible for me to resist so why must I be alone in consuming all of these cookies? The more I share, the less I have to eat! These cookies are made with chunks [...]

  • Are you ready for Christmas? It is just a few days away! December has been full of baking for me; Turtles, Grasshopper Pie, Pumpkin Dream Cake, Gingerbread Biscoff Truffles, and more. Here is a quick and easy last minute idea for you. Puppy Chow is a staple for many people around the holidays. And rightfully so; it is good stuff! But this isn’t your ordinary Puppy Chow. As much as I like the original, it [...]

  • Winter is a time for spice! Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and ginger all figure in my favorite winter recipes. From ice cream to cake and cookies, a little spice can really liven up a recipe and add a special “Christmas” touch. Let’s take ice cream first of all – I love to make mulled wine sorbet at this time of year. It is colorful, fragant and spicy and, using 3/4 pint of red wine, it is [...]