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Recipes: Desserts

Valentine’s Day: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

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Chocolate  Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go together like, well, chocolate and peanut butter! “You got chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter in my chocolate!” It’s a pretty awesome marriage of flavors and textures. To help celebrate Valentine’s Day I want to share a short post with my recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter… Read more »

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What’s in Season: Cooking with Citrus

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Cooking with Citrus Winter is citrus season and the produce departments are overflowing. There are the diminutive Tangerines, Clementines, Tangelos, Mineolas, and Satsumas in the “cutie” citrus club. Down the aisle, big bold Navel oranges with their thick skins and bright colors rest aside their more thin-skinned, but certainly no-less-sweet juice oranges. With their intense colors and… Read more »

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Gluten Free Chocolate Nut Cake

Passover Dessert Yesterday we sat down to review the menu for Passover and I requested that we make Lynn Shapiro‘s Chocolate Nut Cake from her book Food, Family, and Tradition: Hungarian Kosher Family Recipes and Remembrances. While I am not Jewish, I have grown to love the celebration — and the whole new world of food traditions,… Read more »

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Southern Sweet Tooth: Peppermint Fudge Recipe

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Peppermint Fudge The Southern Sweet Tooth is a powerful force. Sugar is more than an ingredient in the South. It falls somewhere between a condiment and a food group. During the holiday season its status is even more prominent with tins of homemade mints, brittle, and fudge on every sideboard. It’s nearly obligatory serve a… Read more »

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