Chocolate

Chocolate Toffee Meringue Cookies

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Happy December!! This is my favorite time of year.  I love the sights, sounds, smells, and traditions that are wrapped up into December and early January.  Here on LFM you’re going to be getting a dose of that, plus some ways to survive this season of rich foods, with recipes that will help you “lighten […]

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Sassy Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

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Is it just me, or did November just smack us upside the head?  I’ve been sitting here scratching my head this morning trying to figure out how Thanksgiving is already next week.  Wait, wasn’t it just September yesterday?  While I try to catch up with my calendar, how about some chocolate?  Chocolate makes everything better.  […]

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Wolfing Down Pumpkin Spice Cakelettes with Chocolate Glaze (+ A Lulu Wraps Giveaway!)

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Spicy Pumpkin Cakelettes with Chocolate Glaze Makes 24 cakelettes For the Cakelettes: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling in cups 4 large eggs 6 ounces (12 tablespoons or 1 1/2 […]

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Dessert Bites from Averie of Love Veggies and Yoga

I’m currently in Tokyo, playing hard and trying to survive the heat and humidity.  Despite the weather, I’m loving every second I have to spend here.  Thankfully, sweet Averie of Love Veggies and Yoga is picking up the slack for me today with a fabulous post!  She’s sharing some of her mouth watering dessert bites.  […]

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Chocolate Truffle Tart with Black Sesame Brittle

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Chocolate Truffle Tart with Black Sesame Brittle Partially adapted from Abby Dodge’s Chocolate Truffle Tart Recipe Makes 12 servings For the crust: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup ground almonds 1/3 cup cocoa powder 6 tablespoons butter, softened For the filling: 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup whipping cream 2 […]

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Dangerous Grape Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

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Grape Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce Makes 6 servings 2 large eggs 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons almond extract 1/2 loaf (8 ounces) French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 1/2 cups fresh red grapes 1 cup (6 ounces) white chocolate chips For the white chocolate sauce: 2/3 […]

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Baked Red Velvet Mochi Mochi Donuts

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Baked Red Velvet Mochi Mochi Donuts Makes 12 donuts 2 large eggs, beaten 1/4 cup honey 2/3 cup milk 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar 1 1/3 cup mochiko (sweet rice flour)* 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly 2 teaspoons red food coloring […]

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Celebrate with Fudge and Coconut Custard Pie

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Fudge and Coconut Custard Pie Recipe adapted from my Fudge & Banana Custard Pie recipe Makes one 9-inch pie, about 8 — 10 servings For the almond crust: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup ground almonds 6 tablespoons butter, softened 1/3 cup powdered milk For the sweetened condensed milk custard: 1 […]

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Peanut Brittle with Caramelized Cacao Nibs

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Peanut Brittle with Caramelized Cacao Nibs Makes about 16 servings 8 ounces (1 cup) butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup roasted salted peanuts 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 tablespoons caramelized cacao nibs 1. Butter a large rimmed baking sheet and set aside. 2. Combine the […]

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Chopping Chocolate: Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Brownies with Nutella Ganache (+ A Knife Giveaway!)

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Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Brownies with Nutella Ganache Makes about 30 servings For the Brownies: 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao or darker), chopped 2 1/2 cups turbinado sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 6 large eggs 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 […]

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