Tag Archives: Desserts

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Rich, chocolaty and chewy — like the chewy edge of a brownie but with a cherry, fudgey center.  Yum! Who needs a date on Valentine’s Day when you can have plate full of these cookies? Remember these cookies after Valentine’s Day too.   They are quick and easy to make and their bite-size, petite portion make them a great “fancy” cookie for teas, showers or Christmas cookie exchanges. Continue reading

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All Saints Day and Pan Dulce – Mexican Sweet Bread

November 1 is All Saints Day, a day to celebrate all saints, known and unknown.   In Mexico All Saints Day corresponds with the first day of Day of the Dead celebration.  We’ve all seen the skeletons and skulls associated with the Day of the Dead but have you ever tried the Pan Dulce or Mexican Sweet Bread baked for this celebration?

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Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Halloween is here and I can’t stop thinking about caramel popcorn.  It must be the hundreds of caramel popcorn balls I made and the thousands I ate as a child around this time of year.  It’s too bad that for safety’s sake all of the treats you hand out on Sunday night will be pre-packaged.   The trick-or-treaters’ loss is your gain.  Make up a big batch of caramel popcorn on Sunday night for a buttery, salty, crunchy treat and save the Snickers for the kiddies.

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Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cooked Apples Recipe

 

Quick, easy, versatile and delicious.  What more could you ask for in a dessert or side dish?  Yup, that’s right, you can eat Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cooked Apples as a side dish. So, if you so desired — and let me tell you, once you taste them you will — you could eat these apples at every single meal of the day.

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Mooncake Cookies from The Wok Shop

Besides being the first day of Fall, yesterday was also the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, a festival of harvest and lunar worship.  One tradition of the Mid-Autumn Festival is to give mooncakes to friends, family and business associates (think, American Christmas fruitcake).

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Cherry Mash Candy, A Childhood Favorite

I was back in Missouri a few weeks ago, running to the grocery store to pick up a few items for my mother when, there, standing in line at the checkout counter I saw it.  A childhood candy favorite and regional speciality, the Cherry Mash.

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Cups Cupcakes, La Jolla

Do you hold up the line at your local gourmet cupcake bakery vacillating between Chocolate Ganache, Vanilla Birthday Cake and Toffee Crunch? Cups in La Jolla, CA has a solution for indecisive cupcake crave-ers everywhere: the mini cups. Miniature sized cupcakes, buy five and the sixth is free.  Cups offers over 50 flavors but helps you whittle down the deliciousness by featuring just 12 flavors each day.

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