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Nearly Guilt-Free Cocoa Brownie

My food philosophy is one of balance and variety.  I love rich, decadent foods and sweets, but I also adore healthy meals.  Salads, fresh fruits and vegetables are my mainstay and I cherish the way my body feels after drinking

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Nearly Guilt-Free Cocoa Brownie

My food philosophy is one of balance and variety.  I love rich, decadent foods and sweets, but I also adore healthy meals.  Salads, fresh fruits and vegetables are my mainstay and I cherish the way my body feels after drinking

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Vive L’éclair

The éclair.  A finger-like choux pastry filled with pâtisserie cream and topped with a chocolate glaze.  Even bad ones are yummy.  And rightfully so.  It is tough to imagine what could go wrong with pastry + pâtisserie cream + chocolate.

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Vive L’éclair

The éclair.  A finger-like choux pastry filled with pâtisserie cream and topped with a chocolate glaze.  Even bad ones are yummy.  And rightfully so.  It is tough to imagine what could go wrong with pastry + pâtisserie cream + chocolate.

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Banana Date Cake

Do I call this a cake or a bread or a bread pudding?  I’m not sure…  I created the below recipe this week and want to share it, but I am not entirely sure what I should call it.  So…

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Banana Date Cake

Do I call this a cake or a bread or a bread pudding?  I’m not sure…  I created the below recipe this week and want to share it, but I am not entirely sure what I should call it.  So…

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Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This is another recipe that I found in my Tartine cookbook, but originally it is from Flo Braker’s The Simple Art of Perfect Baking. I planned on making this cake for years, but never seemed to get around to it.

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Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This is another recipe that I found in my Tartine cookbook, but originally it is from Flo Braker’s The Simple Art of Perfect Baking. I planned on making this cake for years, but never seemed to get around to it.

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Galette des Rois

I’ll confess to not knowing much (anything, is more like it) about Twelfth Night and Epiphany celebrations before we moved to France.  I knew nothing of the traditional galette des Rois – and I still struggle to say the word

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Galette des Rois

I’ll confess to not knowing much (anything, is more like it) about Twelfth Night and Epiphany celebrations before we moved to France.  I knew nothing of the traditional galette des Rois – and I still struggle to say the word

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Devil’s Food Layer Cake with Caramel and Chocolate Ganache

I experimented with this recipe for our New Year’s Eve dessert.  It is decadent and rich and (assuming you have the time) a perfect choice for any chocoholic celebration.  I found the original recipe in Elisabeth M. Prueitt’s and Chad

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Devil’s Food Layer Cake with Caramel and Chocolate Ganache

I experimented with this recipe for our New Year’s Eve dessert.  It is decadent and rich and (assuming you have the time) a perfect choice for any chocoholic celebration.  I found the original recipe in Elisabeth M. Prueitt’s and Chad

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Never Buy Store Bought Again Granola…

This stuff is addicting.  Period.  And while not the abstinence to which January cleanses aspire, it’s full of goodness. Besides, cleanses are truly over-rated! For the Granola:  Pre-heat oven to 150° celsius/300° farenheit. 3-cups rolled oats 1 cup raw pumpkin

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Never Buy Store Bought Again Granola…

This stuff is addicting.  Period.  And while not the abstinence to which January cleanses aspire, it’s full of goodness. Besides, cleanses are truly over-rated! For the Granola:  Pre-heat oven to 150° celsius/300° farenheit. 3-cups rolled oats 1 cup raw pumpkin

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