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Holiday Idea: White Chocolate Banana Spice Mousse from Marcel Desaulneirs

If you do have a Christmas dinner, and most of us do, how do you go about planning for it? There is always that resistance to just “do Thanksgiving over again” right down to the pumpkin pie. Yes, heresy. Let’s start over for Christmas. From Marcel Desdaulniers’ I’m Dreaming of Chocolate Christmas here is a…

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Thanksgiving Idea: Toad Hill Maple Mousse with Apple & Pecan Crunch

What? You don’t like pumpkin pie? Golly, what happened to you? I can’t imagine a Thanksgiving without that iconic pie. But, but, I can understand. You may not be a pumpkin pie fan — I will be blogging some recipes soon to change your mind. Or, or, for your third helping of dessert on Thanksgiving…

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Napoleon of Smoked Trout and Arugula Mousse from Gillian Duffy

When I hear the word “napoleon” I never think about the little round man with the funny hat and his hand tucked inside his white shirt. I think about something sweet and layered. I remember my very first walk in New York’s Little Italy, sitting a table, cappuccino in one hand and my other holding…

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Simplest Chocolate Mouse from James Peterson

James Peterson calls this the Simplest Chocolate Mousse. No use kidding ourselves. The instructions below are direct but they may not strike you as simple. The truth is that grand mousse has those essential steps that you cannot avoid. Now, Peterson has streamlined the process, made it very clear, and presented you with a pathway…

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