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You know the expression, “Necessity is the Mother of invention”? In this case, my Bread Pudding invention turned out to be simply divine.

April 27, 2016
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Chocolate Prune Croissant Bread Pudding

I figured dessert would be simple and easy and I headed out to the freezer to the cookie stash, but someone had gotten to it before me. It was then I vaguely remembered invading the cookie stash for several tea and cookie afternoons. I kept searching the freezer, looking for hidden treasure, and I found […]

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January 11, 2016
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Espresso Brownies with Espresso Ganache

These brownies should be marked “For Adults Only”. They are deep, rich, dark chocolate with an intense hit of espresso. There is espresso powder in the brownie and in the ganache frosting. You don’t usually think about a chocolate dessert at Thanksgiving but this is the perfect last bite to follow those traditional Thanksgiving flavors […]

Cherry Walnut Chocolate Hermit Cookies

May 22, 2015
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Cherry Walnut Chocolate Hermit Cookies

You might want to make this recipe first and immediately get the cookies into your freezer, just in case of a party emergency. This is a very sophisticated cookie. It has a dense chocolate cake like texture with walnuts, dried cherries and a kiss of Vandermint liqueur. You can serve it after a very elegant meal, […]

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons (Baby Shower Luncheon)

March 4, 2015
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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

If you follow my blog, you know that I make cookies for every party. Maybe it’s the child within us that smiles when we reach for a cookie. At this party, at Krista’s request, we ordered a glorious cake from her favorite bakery. I know the pastry chef who created this confection and it’s stellar […]

September 12, 2014
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Chocolate Pudding

When I was thinking about the perfect desserts for the Apps & Alcohol Party, I wanted small individual desserts just like the appetizers themselves: small bites that were absolutely delicious. Really good dark chocolate pudding seemed like the perfect idea. So the next question was which recipe to use. I was reading lots of recipes […]

July 30, 2014
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Double Chocolate Cookies

For my friend Krista, if it doesn’t include chocolate — it’s not dessert! I was playing with chocolate cookie recipes for ice cream sandwiches. I loved these Double Chocolate Cookies. But when frozen with ice-cream, they seemed a bit too hard to bite into. My dentist would not approve!  They were so good, I decided […]