August Food ‘n Flix: A great Chocolate Coconut Cake (and an average Paprikash)…

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Two recipes today: A stellar coconut chocolate cake and a just okay chicken noodle dish. . . . → Read More: August Food ‘n Flix: A great Chocolate Coconut Cake (and an average Paprikash)…

Yogurt-Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Balsamic Fruit

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A review of a truly “local” restaurant and a dish inspired by that meal. Keep reading for two (almost three) recipes: yogurt-brown sugar panna cotta, “100-year-old” Balsamic, and putting it all together. . . . → Read More: Yogurt-Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Balsamic Fruit

Avocado-Lime Popsicles

Avocado-Lime Popsicles from Eliot's Eats

It’s popsicle time and here is a cool, limey unexpected one. . . . → Read More: Avocado-Lime Popsicles

Coconut Macaroon Tartlets with Peach Honey Filling and a Chocolate Drizzle

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A recipe inspired by this round’s Cook the Books pick, “The Color of Tea” by Hannah Tunnicliffe . . . → Read More: Coconut Macaroon Tartlets with Peach Honey Filling and a Chocolate Drizzle

Baking with Jam Round Up

Peach Jam Muffins from Eliot's Eats

It’s time to clean out the preserve pantry before I start stocking it up again. Here are some super simple recipes for jam cakes, jam bars, jam cookies, jam muffins, and a jam ice cream. (And for an added bonus: preserve recipes for the upcoming season! . . . → Read More: Baking with Jam Round Up

The best chocolate chip cookies ever (seriously)

Healthy goodness.

Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil and Cacao Nibs. That is a mouthful! Finito….the end…..I am done searching. These are the best chocolate chip cookies in the WORLD! . . . → Read More: The best chocolate chip cookies ever (seriously)

Orange Blossom Panna Cotta with Campari Foam

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I adore panna cotta and I definitely do not make it enough.     Panna cotta was the perfect dessert choice for the end of our Modern Italian Cooking class with Chef Marcus of Tavolo.

Orange Blossom Panna Cotta From Chef Marcus Vause of Tavolo 

1 qt. cream 1 T. orange juice 1 t. orange blossom . . . → Read More: Orange Blossom Panna Cotta with Campari Foam

Chocolate Spaetzle with Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Citrus

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Recipes for chocolate spaetzle, butterscotch sauce and candied citrus. . . . → Read More: Chocolate Spaetzle with Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Citrus

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Earl Grey Buttercream

Chef Sarah's mini cupcake.

You may have surmised from my recent OCD posts that I am a bit competitive.    No, really, I am. 

Well, one of The Hubs’ colleagues at work has a girlfriend who runs a cupcake catering business.   Her cupcakes are sublime.   We have tasted many at different company functions and even purchased others from her . . . → Read More: Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Earl Grey Buttercream

Chocolate Almond Cups and Marble Dipped Strawberries.

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This is the third post in a series of many to document our supremely chocolatey cooking class with Chef Sarah Leavell of The Canebrake.

The chocolate almond cups were the second treat we tasted from Chef Sarah’s kitchen.   I really enjoyed these tiny bites more than the truffle (which I didn’t think was possible).

Chef . . . → Read More: Chocolate Almond Cups and Marble Dipped Strawberries.