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Mocha Tres Leches Cake

Our friends gave a dinner party last weekend and asked us for the Alpha and the Omega. For a Mexican-themed dinner, my role was to supply margaritas and dessert. We knew the main entry, pork shoulder cooked for hours with spices and chiles, would leave people with mouths ablaze. Suzen and I needed a dessert…

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Chili Mocha Frosting

Sometimes life does get better. And easier. For example, a couple of years ago, a Starbucks opened on our block. It’s around the corner, to be true, but in a short walk of 400 feet we can have our java anytime we want. There is no excuse, no matter how wet or snowy or windy,…

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Moretto: A Mocha Beverage from Michael Turback

  Quick now. What is mocha? Or moka? Or mokka? Or Mocca? Or Mocha? In a land of coffee shops, no, in a land of Starbucks, we all know that a mocha is coffee plus chocolate. It was not always so. The word mocha comes to us from the port city of Mocha on the…

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One-Bowl Mocha and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simply Sensational Cookies by Nancy Baggett is just chuck full of ideas you have to try. Have to. What kind of dessert person are you? Honor that addiction. Show some pride. And, get some variety in to boot! Mocha is flavor many of us relish or need. Witness those lines at Starbucks each morning. Mocha…

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