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Alice Medrich’s Bittersweet Decadence Cookies have very little butter in them and your first thought, in looking at the recipe, might be that they are low in fat. On the contrary, these cookies more than make up for their lack of butter with a ton of melted chocolate that makes the cookies gooey and decadent. Lemonpi‘s variation on the original is gluten-free and uses just ... Read More »

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You can find a chocolate fix in a batch of the Chocolate Toffee Cookies that Sugar Cooking baked up this week. They’re almost brownies, in cookie form, with very little flour and lots of melted chocolate in the dough. Toffee bits and walnuts break up the intensity of the chocolate a bit, and add a little extra texture to the cookies. The dough for these ... Read More »

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No Special Effects‘ Dulce De Leche Flan is described as being a dessert for dessert lovers. It is very sweet and very rich, made with lots of homemade dulce de leche. This recipe takes a bit of patience, since the milk caramel itself takes several hours to make and the egg yolk-rich flan takes another couple of hours to bake. Patience pays off with this ... Read More »

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I’ve had some cookies called snowballs before, and they tend to be tender ball-shaped butter cookies rolled in powdered sugar – hence the name. Cookie Madness‘s Cinnamon Snowballs look a lot like the traditional snowballs, but are made with an unusual combination of cornflakes and cake flour. The cake flour lends the expected soft texture of the traditional cookies, while the finely crushed cornflakes add ... Read More »

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When I think of crisps, cobblers and other such desserts, I tend to think of peaches, apples and other fruits that usually also make it into pie fillings, not of fruits like mandarin oranges. The unusual filling in Culinary Concoctions‘s Rhubarb and Mandarin Orange Crisp seems to work well, however, with the sweetness of the oranges taking the tart edge off of the rhubarb. The ... Read More »

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Truthfully, I don’t know if I can say that a croissant is a “real” croissant if it isn’t made with real butter – and lots of it – but I am very impressed that Bittersweet was able to make Homemade Vegan Croissants without using a bit of butter. These croissants actually use margarine, but the method of making a “butter block,” encasing it in dough ... Read More »

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Olives are a fairly standard pizza topping, but somehow switching olives for olive tapenade, as Baking Obsession did in a Black Olive and Tapenade Pizza, makes them seem a lot more gourmet. This pizza doesn’t have any sauce, just a layer of very flavorful potatoes and a combination of Parmigiano-Reggiano and Fontina cheeses, as well as just the right amount of the tapenade, of course. ... Read More »

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The first thing I noticed about A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen‘s Roasted Tomato & Vidalia Onion Tart was the big chunks of crispy bacon that went into it, adding a smokiness and enriching the flavor of the dish. Bacon aside, the tart is made with fresh, roasted tomatoes and sweet, roasted onions. The veggies (and bacon) are layered with both cheddar and gruyere cheeses ... Read More »

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