Chocolate

Chocolate Pots de Crème

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I keep thinking that spring has arrived here in Utah, and then the weather will turn and we’ll get a new layer of snow on the ground.  Mother Nature is such a tease.  I’ve been watching the new issues of magazines show up on the newsstands, taunting me with spring flowers, and spring inspired dishes, [...]

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Fuji Nana’s White Chocolate, Orange, & Raspberry Pie

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Happy National Pie Day!  To celebrate today, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe from the woman who brought me into this world.  My mom and I made this pie, a White Chocolate, Orange, and Raspberry dream, when we were visiting for Christmas.  I have many memories of watching my mom make [...]

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Chocolate Chess Pie (with a Chocolate Almond Crust!)

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This post is brought to you by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. I must be missing Memphis, because lately I’ve been craving all of the Southern foods I fell in love with when we lived there—collared greens, pulled pork, banana pudding . . . you name it, and I’ve been craving it.  Thankfully I’ll be making [...]

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“Kitchen Sink” Chocolate Chip Cookies

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When I moved to Paris I had several bags of chocolate chips tucked into my suitcase so that I could whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies if I got homesick.  Luckily, when we moved to Japan, we had access to Costco, who conveniently carried chocolate chips, making room for other things in my [...]

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Giant Double Chocolate-Orange Marshmallows + A Giveaway!

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Giant Double Chocolate-Orange Marshmallows . . . the words alone are enough to make me swoon, but the actual finished marshmallows put me into a happy chocolate trance.  These marshmallows came from the genius baking mind of Abby Dodge, one of my favorite cookbook authors, and one of my favorite people in general.  Abby is [...]

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Chocolate Avocado Fudge + Scharffen Berger Chocolate Giveaway!

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Chocolate avocado fudge might sound a bit strange, but it’s actually a genius idea, but one I can’t take the credit for.  Pureed avocado is used in place of butter when making the fudge.  The result is a rich and extremely creamy chocolate fudge—and no, you would never guess there was any avocado in it! [...]

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Chunky Monkey Scones for Mommy

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As a stay-at-home mom, I’m usually the one baking cakes, cookies, etc. for special occasions, and it’s not unheard of that a mom bakes her own birthday cake.  That’s just the way it is sometimes, and personally, I’m okay with that!  If baking my own chocolate cake means that it will turn out exactly how [...]

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The Naptime Chef’s Chocolate Egg Cream + A Giveaway!

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An egg cream is a drink that consists of neither egg, nor cream, but milk, chocolate syrup, and soda water.  The drink is most often associated with Brooklyn, NY, because of Louis Aster, a candy shop owner in Brooklyn who is alleged to have invented this creamy sweet bubbly drink in  the late 1800s.  National [...]

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Snowman Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

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Snowman Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Makes 2 servings 2 cups milk 2 — 4 peppermint herbal tea bags (use 2 for light peppermint flavor and 4 for stronger flavor) 4 ounces good quality white chocolate, coarsely chopped Whipped cream, for garnish White chocolate curls, for garnish 1. Place milk and tea bags in a small [...]

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Chocolate Peppermint Sable Cookies, aka Ninjabread Cookies

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Chocolate Peppermint Sable Cookies (aka, Ninjabread Cookies) Recipe Notes: This cookie dough is also good for rolling out and cutting into shapes with cookie cutters. After making the dough, chill the dough for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator, then roll out into thin sheets with a rolling pin between two pieces of parchment paper [...]

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