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Cuccidati Kisses

Tweet So, you’ve made dozens and dozens of Sicilian Christmas cookies and have just a bit of fig filling left. What do you do? As I see it, you have three options; You could make a smaller batch of the dough and make more cookies (not happening). Or, you can  take whatever amount of filling […]

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Blood Orange Chocolate Truffles

Tweet You may offer a terrific torta (cake) or several kinds of biscotti (cookies) to your guests after dinner, but there are some who consider chocolate to be the ultimate indulgence after a meal. These large, luscious, melt-in-your-mouth, silky-smooth truffles will be the exquisite ending to your dinner party. The secret ingredient is blood orange […]

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Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

Tweet The candy cane, synonymous with Christmas, began as a straight white stick of sugary candy. In the late 1600’s, (about the same time Europeans began using Christmas trees) a choirmaster had the sugary stick bent into the shape of a Shepard’s crook and passed them out to children who attended the living creche ceremonies. […]

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Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt

Tweet The only fudge I have ever made (usually for the holidays) is from the recipe on the back of the can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk. Last week, my friend and I went shopping and then took our husbands to lunch at my favorite Italian deli and market. While our guys were still […]

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Spring Cupcakes

Tweet Who among us doesn’t love a good cupcake? Apparently not too many based on the number of cupcake shops popping up around town. Have you seen the program Cupcake Wars currently airing on the food network? How many different recipes can they come up with week after week? It’s nothing short of amazing.  Well, […]

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Pralines

Tweet During the 17th century, a French Diplomat named Cesar De Plessis-Praslin, had his personal chef create a candy as a calling card to give to the women he was courting. The sweet nuts were put into little parcels bearing his name which is why people started calling the candy after him. It was delightfully […]

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Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

Tweet     Ganache is a silky smooth mixture of chocolate and cream and the results rely on the quality of the chocolate used. You can use semi-sweet or bittersweet, milk, dark or white, just be certain to use a pure chocolate. That means it only has chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla and lecithin. […]

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