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chocolate meringue hearts

Chocolate Meringue Hearts With Whipped Cream And Berries

Indulge in the epitome of romance with delicate chocolate heart-shaped meringue cups filled with fresh, lightly sweetened, whipped cream and mixed berries. An easy and elegant treat perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day you crave a little something special. A meringue is a delicate dance of egg whites and sugar, that, when made correctly, […]

Israeli chocolate balls

Israeli Chocolate Balls

In the vibrant tapestry of Israeli cuisine, one delectable treat stands out like a shining gem: Israeli chocolate balls. These little spheres of bliss are believed to have been invented in the bustling markets of Tel Aviv in the early 20th century. Crafted with passion and precision, they quickly became an iconic sweet in Israeli […]

Buckeye balls

Almond Butter Buckeye Balls

Almond butter buckeye balls are one of my latest obsessions. Buckeye balls are a beloved American confection that is easy to make and sure to please just about anyone. These delectable bite-sized balls have been around forever, but are typically made with a combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar, which creates a creamy, […]

chocolate peanut butter cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Food can be a powerful thing. I’ve said it before and I really believe it–food connects us. Sometimes it’s a simple ingredient, a subtle flavor, or just an aroma that can remind us of someone or something special. Food can trigger memories and bring you back to a specific time or a place within seconds. […]

pavlova

Pavlova With Mixed Berries

This stunning Pavlova with mixed berries is my new favorite summer dessert. And, if you are in the states, and feeling patriotic, it happens to be a fantastic dessert for the fourth of July. To be honest, many people don’t actually know what a Pavlova as it’s often found in all sorts of different shapes […]

salted caramels

Salted Caramels

March 20, 2020 Today is a special day. Today is my 3rd year blog anniversary. A true labor of love. And although I only do this in my spare time, I am proud of myself for every day that I can continue doing it. Sadly, because of COVID-19, I am unable to go out or […]

chocolate marshmallow

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

Who does not love marshmallows?  My kids are huge fans for sure. Homemade artisanal marshmallows are now seen in gourmet stores everywhere, and they can often be rather pricy.  Classic flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry are often available, but more adventurous ones like malted milk, caramel, toasted coconut, lavender, Kahlua, Irish Cream, and Espresso […]

chocolate pecan turtles

Chocolate Pecan Turtles

Chocolate pecan turtles are one of my favorite chocolate treats. My association with turtles goes way back. My dad loved them and used to get them when we went skiing in Colorado. As a young kid, I almost always opted for the larger sweet treat at the chocolate shop (a caramel apple), but my dad […]

chocolate peanut butter eggs

Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs For Easter

Easter and chocolate just go together.  The chocolate egg in an Easter basket is often the first reach, at least it was for me growing up.  Chocolate eggs are a great invention.  Solid or filled, they are decadent little treats that most people only eat around Easter time.  And so I had to.  I had […]

gummy bears

Champagne Gummy Bears

Tomorrow is a special day.  Tomorrow marks my first anniversary of blogging.  I have published 177 posts, drafted an additional 144 that I may or may not publish, taken approximately 8,000 photographs, and have had about 36,000 visitors view my site.  I am humbled by the support my blog has received from friends, family, and […]

dulce de leche fudge

Dulce De Leche Fudge

Fudge reminds me of a few things: Judy Bloom, my grandmother, and Valentine’s Day.  But not necessarily in that order.  Fudge is a delicious old-school confection, one that sometimes gets overlooked if you ask me. But all fudge is not created equal.  Fudge is a true decadent treat and a perfect match for Valentine’s Day.  […]

peppermint bark

Homemade Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Peppermint bark, as it’s called, is almost non-existent during the year, until Christmas time when it is everywhere.  I don’t typically like the commercially made verities, but when you find an artisanal one, it can be fantastic.  Peppermint bark is a rich chocolate confection, it’s not something you eat a large amount of; the peppermint […]

chocolate chip meringue

Marion’s Killer Chocolate Chip Meringues

Meringues are delicious and Marion’s, although you may not know her, are top-notch.  Marion is a dear family friend.  I have known Marion a very long time–since I was eleven, to be exact–and I adore her. My mother-in-law first met Marion in 1975 through their sons, who entered kindergarten together at The Calhoun School, where […]

chocolate truffle

Classic Chocolate Truffle

A chocolate truffle is a simple but incredibly delicious treat.  A truffle is something everyone should learn how to make, at some point, if you love chocolate.  Surprisingly easy, if you stick with a basic four-ingredient truffle recipe like this one, and completely worth it. Technically speaking, a chocolate truffle is a confectionary, traditionally made […]

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