Desserts

Chocolate Tart with Salted Caramel

December 12, 2013
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Sweet and salty. That combination gets me every time. Chocolate covered pretzels? You bet! Salted caramel ice cream? My favorite. Even peanut M&Ms have me reaching into the office candy jar. But chocolate and salted caramel? That’s a long time favorite and if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might recognize the […]

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Lemon Curd and Chocolate Ganache Tart

April 22, 2013
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Curd. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue does it? How can something with a name so funky, taste so luscious? It’s the magic of chemistry that turns basic ingredients like sugar, eggs, butter and lemon, with a little heat, into a silky, sweet, and tangy spread that you would swear should not have a name like […]

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Ginger Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

January 21, 2013
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Has everyone just about given up on their New Year’s resolutions to eat healthy yet? It’s about that time now when people start making exceptions in their new diet and take “just a day off” from going to the gym, isn’t it? Well, here’s one more thing to tempt you (she said with a devilish […]

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Chocolate Budino With Espresso Cream

October 22, 2012
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Budino. It’s like pudding, only better. Why? Because it’s richer, denser and well, Italian, which automatically makes it better, right? This is no ordinary pudding. There is no comparison with anything J-E-L-L-O. The stuff that comes out of those little boxes is like comparing salmon eggs to Beluga caviar, like chopped liver to foie gras, […]

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Cannoli Ice Cream

July 31, 2012
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My very first restaurant job was in part, by accident. I was in college and was interested in becoming a chef instead of the psychologist I was studying to be. Ever practical (having 3 jobs to put yourself through college will do that to a person), I decided to try working in a restaurant before […]

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Cherry Clafoutis

July 23, 2012
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I’ve always wanted to make a clafoutis, but never had until recently. Something about the name sounds so romantic to me (maybe because it’s French?), which is odd considering this is really quite an easy, homestyle dessert. What is a clafoutis, you ask? Think of a cross between a dense custard and a thick pancake, […]

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