Chocolate Nudges

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Every couple of years I am tempted by a dessert recipe that contains ground pistachio nuts. I LOVE pistachios and I love desserts. The combination is always surprising to me. It’s never quite what I expect. These cookies remind me of chocolate cookies sold at Italian bakeries. I served them to a couple of my [...]

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Chocolate Covered Digestive Biscuits

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These cookies remind me of British biscuits called HobNobs by McVities.  They’re delicious, but not incredibly sweet.  When you eat one, you’ll crave a cup of tea.

These were easy to make. All you need is a food processor which processes the dough quickly. I found the dough to be a bit crumbly, but I was able [...]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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If you’re a fan of chocolate and peanut butter cups, these cookies are for you! They’re very easy to make – as easy as making chocolate chip cookies. I bought a container of mini peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s and they were exactly the right size for this recipe. We all loved these cookies. [...]

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Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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A girlfriend came to visit us on Shelter Island this summer and she has a dairy allergy. I enjoy making ice cream in the summer, but knew she couldn’t have any, so I searched for some kind of frozen treat that she could eat.

I love this recipe because it only has four ingredients and you [...]

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Dark Chocolate and Nutella Puppy Chow

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This summer I made some lowbrow, but delicious snacks for the kids. This was one of them. It’s called Puppy Chow and it’s chocolate and sugar coated Chex cereal. Another was a batch of Ranch Oyster Crackers. Although delicious, they call for a package of ranch salad dressing mix, which contains MSG, so I [...]

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Dark Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

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OK, I’m trying very hard to get my blog connected to Facebook, so my posts appear on my new Stylish Cuisine page automatically. I have been playing with this for a couple of days now with no luck, but I think I finally figured it out. The true test will be whether or not this [...]

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Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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These cookies pack a chocolaty punch!   They’re like brownies in cookie form – soft, chewy and chocolaty.   I made them recently for my girlfriend’s birthday and she and her family gave them rave reviews, especially her son Jack!

They are quite soft when cooked, so next time I might make them a tiny bit smaller, which [...]

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Salted Peanut Butter Filling

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Do you remember Funny Bones? I’m probably dating myself here because I never see them in stores anymore, but they were one of my favorite treats growing up. They’re a chocolate cake, filled with a sweet peanut butter cream and dipped in chocolate. If I had one today, I’d probably think it tasted terribly artificial, [...]

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Chocolate Sheet Cake with Delicious Vanilla Frosting

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I have been intrigued for a while now by a recipe that has been touted on numerous blogs as, “the best vanilla frosting I’ve ever had!” The recipe looked a little odd because it contained flour that has to be cooked. I’ve never heard of flour in a frosting recipe, but yesterday I decided to [...]

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Salted Chocolate Caramels

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I love caramels.  I love chocolate.   The two together?  Delicious.

Making caramels is not hard if you have the right tools.   You’ll need an 8″ x 8″ square metal pan, parchment paper and a candy thermometer.   You won’t be able to make the caramels without a thermometer because you have to let the candy boil until [...]

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