holiday recipes

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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Chocolate Egg Nog

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Chocolate Egg Nog 8 to 10 servings Recipe Notes: If you don’t have Crio Brü, you can substitute unsweetened chilled hot chocolate or more milk.  But if you want the best flavor, using the Crio Brü is a must!  If you stand it, make the egg nog a day ahead of when you want to […]

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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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Simmered Kabocha Squash

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Simmered Kabocha Squash (Kabocha Nimono) Makes 4 servings Recipe from 1/2 kabocha squash (about 1 pound) 2 cups dashi 2 tablespoons mirin 1 small piece kombu (about 2-inches square) 2 teaspoons light colored soy sauce (usukuchi soy sauce) (or regular soy sauce if usukuchi isn’t available) 1. Wash the kabocha well, then scoop out […]

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