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World Peace Cookies

Dorie Greenspan, cookbook author, cookie maven and proprietor of the newly famous NYC cookie boutique Buerre & Sel popularized this recipe from the French pastry chef Pierre Herme.  Previously known as Karova cookies, Dorrie renamed them World Peace Cookies after her neighbor declared that a daily dose of this little gem is all that is needed to “ensure planetary peace and happiness.” …

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Flourless Chocolate Espresso Pecan Cookies w/Fleur de Sel. Method #2, FAVORITE !

i know you’ve all seen this cookie before…but THIS ONE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT… i’ve done them before, BUT i used Franscois Payard’s Recipe and method.  they are similar in taste, but i hate to say this recipe received better reviews.  i’m not saying Franscois weren’t absolutely delicious…i’m just saying these are DIFFERENT and to each his own. these are more dense …

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Red Curry White Chocolate Peanut Butter Thai Truffles

imagine this…like nothing you’d ever expect in a typical peanut butter chocolate candy morsel.upon first bite, instantly you are transported to another country…but where am I ?…what are those flavors ?…yes, i see peanuts and chocolate, but…lemongrass, coconut, red curry, ginger…oooh AND there’s a spicy kick at the end ?!it’s like some little Thai mother infiltrated the Reese’s factory and …

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“Half Pops” and Bacon Chocolate Cups …YUM !

POPCORN — BACON — CHOCOLATE crunchy sweet savory party in your mouth. “HALFPOPS”… have you discovered HALFPOPS yet ?! these are genius in a bag.  you know that crunchy “half popped” little kernel you search for at the bottom of the bowl of pop corn?…well, someone has discovered a way to package those crunchy little bits.  every tiny niblet in …

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Reese’s and Chocolate Fudge ICE CREAM Cake

ICE CREAM CAKE… NO…not COLD Ice Cream Cake… this is CAKE MADE with ICE CREAM !2 ingredients…ice cream and self rising flourTHAT’S IT !!! are the grand-kids, nieces and nephews still here for the holidays? are you running out of things to do ? does Nana and Grand need a break ? well, this is a must try. this is too …

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Candy Cane POP ROCKS Mocha Truffles

POP ROCKS !?!…GENIUS i can’t believe i found CANDY CANE POP ROCKS !!! what a throw back.  yes…they’re still out there.  i snatch them up whenever i come across a bag.  although they usually get eaten up before i can try anything with them, the candy cane ones were hidden in an unassuming brown paper bag……just waiting. they come in …

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Rosemary Almond Salted Caramel Chocolates

ROSEMARY and CHOCOLATE…FABULOUS COMBOadd some smoked salt caramel and roasted almonds?…done deal just trying to squeeze in as many chocolates as possible before it’s too late.  i’m obsessed with tempering chocolate, learning new tricks and trying new flavors.  although chocolates make great gifts anytime of the year, this one looks and tastes very “winter holiday-ish”. if you temper your chocolate …

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Dark Chocolate Aztec Truffle Bon Bons

no need for mistletoe this year with… A FLAVORFUL PUNCH IN THE KISSER smoky espresso chocolate, bright sunny orange zest, warm cinnamon and a kick of chipotle. who doesn’t love a few homemade “bon bons” around the holidays ? AZTEC TRUFFLESidea from About.com by Elisabeth La Baumakes about 33 8 oz. good dark chocolate 3/4 c. heavy cream 1 1/2 Tbsp …

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Spicy Dark Chocolate Bacon with Roasted Almonds

YES, chocolate bacon has been around for a few years…BUT if you haven’t tried it… YOU MUST PARTAKE IN THE PHENOMENAL FLAVOR COMBINATION AND SHARE WITH YOUR BACON LOVIN’ FRIENDS !if you have tried it and weren’t too impressed, i guarantee this is far better than the pathetic scrap you paid big $$$ for at the local fair.  besides…you will …

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Snickers Cupcakes

I love a good Snickers now and then. So then I though…why not a Snickers cupcake?! So I made some. And they’re my new favorite:) A moist, fluffy cake filled with caramel then topped off with a light, whipped peanut butter buttercream. Cupcakes:1 box devil’s food cake mix3 eggs1/2 cup oil1 cup buttermilk1/2 cup sour cream2 t vanilla Peanut Butter …

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