Recipe: Healthy Cocoa Fudge ('Tis True)

I stumbled across this recipe months ago. But it wasn't until a month ago that I finally made it. You see, when I come across a delicious looking recipe involving chocolate I can't help but read on. 'Tis my lot in life to be a *sigh* chocolate lover.And this recipe is awesome. And I mean that in more than one way.1. No sugar in it.2. No dairy in it.3. No wheat in it.4. No cooking....more

A Chocolaty Product Review

I've always wondered why people said that they're 'on cloud nine.'But then I tried some Vitalicious muffin top samples and now I get it.Okay, not the nine part (why not cloud seven? Cloud ten? Cloud thirteen?) but the cloud part. Because these are some fluffy, pillowy, yummy baked goods!...more

Cocoa

Cocoa.  Just that one word evokes all kinds of memories, feelings, flavors and experiences.  Unless, maybe, you are unfortunately allergic to it, everyone has tasted in some form.For me cocoa takes me back when I was around 9 years old and my niece was 6.  (We grew up in the same house together.)  My oldest sister would make us ...more

white chocolate and peppermint meringues

I have to bring a sweet treat to my daughter's little OnStage production tonight and of course I can't just do some simple sugar cookies or basic cupcakes (of course!)So I started plowing through my stack of magazines here in the kitchen and decided something with peppermint would be very fun and festive as well as delicious. These are wonderful!...more

The Fast & The Fluffiest Creamy pumpkin dip with ginger snaps

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Chef doB Black and Blue Parfaits

By: Jon Paul Buchmeyer ©iStockphoto.com/mentalart Yogurt and I have always had a complicated relationship. Nothing to do with lactose intolerance, and everything to do with parental intolerance. One summer in high school, my father forced me to turn off All My Children and turn up with paycheck. Reluctantly, I landed a gig at the neighborhood “I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt.” Day in and day out, I suffered through oh-so-clever customers who after tasting a sample said to me with a grin, “No way! This is yogurt? I can’t believe it’s yogurt.” Hilarious....more

Creamy Sweet Potato Pie

Our car whizzed along the highway without interruption on Thanksgiving. The highway dipped, curved, and bumped us along. I felt sick from the jostling and movement, not used to it anymore after relying on my feet and the occasional train for several months. My body fully assimilated to living in the city, even if I mentally fight it....more

Mini Apple Pies

Last weekend I purchased a few apples from the farmers market in Union Square, and had a couple of large ones left this weekend. Usually when I have a bunch of apples on hand I'll make apple crisp, but I wanted to do something different. Considering I only had two apples, I couldn't make a full apple pie, so I decided to try making single-serving pies. I had no idea if it would turn out okay, but hooray—they're great!...more
These are so cute and look delicious! I have a friend that bakes mini apple pies in half pint ...more

Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Without pecan pie, it’s not Thanksgiving. Unfortunately I’m about the only family member who feels that way, so for the last couple years I’ve been the one making the pecan pie.This is a recipe from my Aunt, Ann Winegarden, and she has it credited to a woman named Elizabeth Hartman....more
Looks great, but my high cholesterol makes this a No-Go. So, instead, I'm making a lower fat / ...more

mini Pumpkin Bread muffins

They look delicious!more