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Good Ol’ Chocolate Pudding (and pie!)


I have been searching around for the best recipe and finally ended up with this one. While many easy pudding recipes call for just cornstarch, I find that this one which combines egg yolk and cornstarch to has the best texture. It also holds together longer in the refrigerator. If you have issues with cornstarch […]

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Feel Less Guilty Chocolate Bundt Cake


If you are weary of all of the holiday overindulgence that is about to ensue, I suggest you continue to read for a recipe that you can feel good about and have your chocolate too. Chia seeds are becoming the buzz ingredient in many natural foods products. This is a recipe I developed in 2004, […]

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A Sweet Tooth’s Dream – Ooey Gooey S’more Cookie Bar Treats


Camping out and summer time bonfires on the beach are not the only times you can enjoy the decadent s’more. This recipe is adapted from the Hershey’s website. My changes included using a dark chocolate candy bar and cinnamon flavored graham crackers. One bite will transport you back to your summer s’mores moment, minus the […]

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Easy, Outstanding Pear Cake


The following post is brought to you by happy kitchen serendipity.  Starting with my neighbor, Eliza, who had a bumper crop of pears this year.  Our hot, dry summer delivered an early harvest of sweet, juicy pears.  If you need a second opinion, feel free to ask the neighborhood children who plucked pears from the […]

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Steam Canning – Strawberry Rhubarb and Apricot Preserves


I love my steam canner. I find it so much easier to use then submerging Mason jars into large pots of boiling water. While searching the web for information on steam canning, I was surprised to find that there are some groups that suggest it isn’t adequate for preserving high acid foods. I find this […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake


If you have zucchini coming out of your ears, we have posted some good ideas here and here.  This cake is one of my favorite ways to use up bountiful summer zucchini. The recipe in Saveur magazine a few years back but when I pulled the recipe from my stack of recipes to post, I […]

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Cupcakes with Blue Frosting and Blue Sprinkles


Vincenzo and I made these cupcakes to celebrate the last day of school.  It has taken much too long to get this post up.  But alas, school is out and I spend most of my days not seeing straight. This Joy of Baking recipe was quite good.  It resulted in 12 yummy, bakery-quality cupcakes.  I […]

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Harold McGee Lecture Series – Ice Cream


A recent work project has me making ice cream!  A recipe for homemade honey ice cream is offered below. I wish I could use liquid nitrogen as it is far more dramatic. I don’t even know where to begin on this part of the lecture series as I was so mesmerized by the liquid nitrogen. […]

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Mexican Spiced Chocolate Rum Sauce


I bought a bag of Mayan spiced cocoa from Savory Spice Shop a while back.  In the winter I enjoy it prepared as hot chocolate. The heat from the chilies makes it especially warming on a cold, blustery day. Its unique blend of chilies, hazelnut powder, vanilla and cinnamon inspired this chocolate sauce.   I […]

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One Bowl Brownies


We love brownies. We love making them. We love buying them at Verbena. But mostly, we love eating them. When it comes to desserts, a well-made brownie is the real deal.  Rich chocolate flavor in a sweet, buttery dough – It just doesn’t get any better. Most brownies are easy to prepare and the following […]

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