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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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Nutella Ghiacciolo

Tweet Nutella, smeared on a slice of toasted bread, has been a traditional Italian breakfast for decades. Pasta Gianduja, the original version of Nutella, (Circa 1940’s) a thick paste, made into loaves for easy slicing and wrapped with foil, was used in making sandwiches for children. Sounds good, right? What kid wouldn’t want a chocolate-hazelnut […]

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Sicilian S’mores

Tweet Just in time for the holiday weekend is my Italian twist on an outdoor favorite. Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer and for many families the first camping trip of the season. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Before we […]

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Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Tart

Tweet I have been making this tart since 1990 and it’s no coincidence that it is the same year Alice Medrich’s cookbook, Cocolat, came out. For those of you who don’t know Alice, during the 1970’s, she had a chocolate dessert shop of the same name (Cocolat) in Berkeley, California. The chocolate truffles alone, which […]

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EspressO’s

Tweet Did you know that Oreo was the best selling cookie of the 20th century? They have sold over 461 billion (with a “B”) Oreo cookies since they were introduced 100 years ago. I say, on their anniversary which is March 6, 2012, let’s all celebrate this iconic biscuit by eating Oreo’s … or a […]

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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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