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Chocolate Meringue Rocky Road Cookies

Chocolate Meringue Rocky Road Cookies

ShareTweet For our book club meeting last night, I made these incredibly rich chocolate meringue cookies. By adding marshmallows, the cookies became Rocky Road Chocolate Meringue Cookies, a nod to the rough life of the main character in The Goldfinch. I modified a recipe I found on Eva’s Daily Doses of Sugar blog. Eva’s recipeContinue Reading

Holiday Baking: No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Holiday Baking: No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

ShareTweet Long before the snow starts falling, when my toes are brightly manicured and my legs are still tanned, I start clipping recipes for holiday cookie inspiration. They sit neatly organized in red and green files on my desk, and that’s where they usually remain, untouched and unloved. Once the holiday madness hits, who’s gotContinue Reading

Midnight Cherry Cookies

Midnight Cherry Cookies

ShareTweet Romantics make unconventional bakers. I want my kitchen full of magic, full of spontaneous last minute ingredients. A pinch here, a pinch there. I don’t need the certainty of the same result every time. For every failure, I’ll have a surprise success. Every time slick egg whites whip up into perfect peaks, I am dazzledContinue Reading

Chocolate Pot de Creme: an Obsession Worth Every Calorie

Chocolate Pot de Creme: an Obsession Worth Every Calorie

ShareTweet Some recipes just beg to be made again, and be made again quickly.  I made Rooibos Pots de Creme last week and they were so creamy, so decadent, that I had to make another batch. I’d be playing tennis or talking to friends, and suddenly all I could think about was sinking my spoonContinue Reading

Diving Into the World of Chocolate at the Callebaut Chocolate Academy

Diving Into the World of Chocolate at the Callebaut Chocolate Academy

ShareTweet I spent a delicious morning yesterday diving into the world of chocolate at the Callebaut Chocolate Academy. The class was Chocolate 101. It was a thorough overview of the chocolate making process that concluded with a chocolate tasting and demonstration of chocolate crystallization by Chef Richard Cusick. I’m not going to pretend that tastingContinue Reading