French Chocolate Macarons

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I love looking at macarons in bakeries.  Aren’t they pretty?  They’re typically lined up by color and one looks more perfect than the next.

I have made these numerous times. These cookies are delicious and they impress guests when they’re served. Please don’t confuse macarons with macaroons. Macarons are light cookies made with egg whites and [...]

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Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Brownies

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Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Brownies

I’m back!

I know that I haven’t posted for a while. Things have been busy for the past couple of months. Great, but busy.  We bought and moved into a new house. We’re really excited about it. Even though we don’t have a lot of furniture yet, it truly feels like home. [...]

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Brigadeiros (Brazilian Fudge Balls)

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I have had my eye on this recipe for a while now and I decided to make it when I found real chocolate sprinkles (or jimmies as I used to call them when I lived in Boston). Most of the chocolate sprinkles you find in places like supermarkets are made of wax and food coloring. [...]

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

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I always have a couple of overripe bananas in my freezer. I keep them for times when I want to make a banana bread or a smoothie. It’s tough to buy a banana that’s perfect for cooking. I find it takes a couple of days of sitting on a kitchen counter to get to the [...]

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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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