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Chocolate Cake from A La Mere De Famille

  On a recent trip to Paris, Suzi and I tried an Airbnb. And I have to say it was a great experience. Our apartment was lovely, a tad tiny, but came at a third of the price of a hotel. We spent the saved money on food and Uber. Uber in Paris is a…

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Dark Chocolate Brownies from Caramel by Carole Bloom

In her book Caramel, Carole Bloom calls these Caramel Layered Dark Chocolate Brownies. Simple calling these Decadent Chocolate Brownies might have been a tad more accurate. These are exceptional. And I do bet you can just eat one. Do not make these if you need to sleep sometime in the next eight hours. I know. I…

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TBT Recipe: Juliet’s Kisses from La Dolce Vita by Michele Scicolone

I first posted this recipe three years ago. And every couple of months since, when I have wanted a cookie, a great cookie, I've returned to it. These display the power of confectioner's sugar combined with cocoa: you achieve a soft texture that is like a chocolate pillow. And as comforting. Here's the original post. Bake…

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Jamaican Coconut Cake

When the chill factor is 50 below, and you can’t make it to your favorite tropical island, then you can bring a bit of the islands to you. This lovely cake, which is gluten free, has an intense flavor of intertwined coconut and almond. Added in, of course, are a half dozen spices, lightly applied,…

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