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Candied Orange Peel

The holidays seem to give license to candy just about anything you may have around: fruit, nuts, chocolate… not that I’m complaining, mind you. Now I didn’t make these – one of my roommates did. But I was there for the whole process which gives me enough authority to report on it here. Yummy and stunning. You have to start the night before, but they’re ... Read More »

Gingersnaps

Chez Panisse Gingersnaps

I’ve had all kinds of cookies that masquerade as gingersnaps, but few that actually make my cut to qualify as a real gingersnap – let alone a really good one. So I have officially joined the ranks of the food bloggers who have made the Chez Panisse Gingersnaps from IMBB #10: Cookie Swap, submitted by Renee from feeding dexygus seconds. They are exactly what I ... Read More »

Buttermilk Gingerbread

Holiday baking madness continues! Actually, this hardly constitutes holiday baking as I made it for myself, as a reward for the rest of the baking I’ve been doing. The holiday season has put me in a mood for spicy food – not chili pepper spicy, but ginger/cloves spicy. Hence, gingerbread. I have never made gingerbread before as I am a little intimidated by molasses. Don’t ... Read More »

Croatian chocolate

I was given a lovely gift box of these Kras Bajadera chocolates from Croatia. You can clearly see the almond and hazelnut on the package, but I had no idea what might be in these at first. On the back of the box they are described (in 11 languages, no less) as a “Hazelnut Almond Nougat product”. How insightful, I thought to myself before popping ... Read More »

Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

In my opinion, this is really more of a quadruple chocolate layer cake. This is a chocolate cake (1) with mini semisweet chocolate chips in it (2) filled with a milk chocolate mousse (3) and covered in a bittersweet chocolate glaze(4). I made it yesterday to take to work this morning, as it was a coworker’s birthday and I usually find the store bought cakes ... Read More »

Easy Pita Snacks

A tasty, light lunch: Homemade smokey pita chips, greek yogurt for dipping and blood oranges. Mmm… Blood oranges are in season right now and they make a tasty – not to mention attractive – accompaniment to any meal. With the oranges, I had this for lunch but it makes a great snack or appetizer. I guarantee your guests will be impressed and your tastebuds will ... Read More »

Individual Spiced Angel Food Cake

As I have been getting into the holiday spirit quite a bit this year already – cookies, cakes, eggnog – I decided that for this round of SHF I would do something light that I wouldn’t feel guilty about eating. Angel food cake was the obvious choice – you can’t get a heck of a lot lighter and still be eating something that counts as ... Read More »

Amazing Chocolate Cake Cookies

When I first came across the recipe for Chocolate Chocolate Cake Cookies, I checked out the reviews that it had receved before deciding to make them. The reviewers raved about them, so I decided to have a go myself. These were amazing, not to mention that they were incredibly easy, and should be a “must” for chocolate-lovers. They are┬ávery brownie-like, but without being dense. The ... Read More »

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