Category Archives: Chocolate

Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

This ice cream is always a hit with family and friends. It is rich and creamy and simple to put together. It would be a nice Valentine’s Day dinner dessert. The recipe came from my friend Marie. Chocolate Hazelnut Ice … Continue reading

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Chocolate Fruit Bombe

My mom and sister both have June birthdays. We gather as a family to celebrate and every year they request this bombe cake, layers of chocolate cake with strawberries, bananas, peaches, and whipped cream. The original recipe came from my … Continue reading

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Ricotta Cake with Chocolate and Cherries

Years ago when we lived in Upstate New York I belonged to a monthly gourmet luncheon club. We rotated homes with the hostess chosing the food theme. It was potluck with each guest bringing a dish to share. One Christmas … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

I have been blogging for almost five years and have never posted a chocolate cake recipe. It is time to add one. I love the flavor of chocolate combined with caramel. It works particularly well in these cupcakes. My children … Continue reading

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Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Chocolate and orange are a great flavor combination and they are wonderful in this shortbread. The original shortbread recipe came from my husband’s ancestors who immigrated from Scotland. It’s been in their family for more than 100 years. The chocolate … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse Pie

I like to have a chocolate dessert on our Thanksgiving table. This year I have been experimenting with chocolate mousse pie in preparation for the holidays. This is my favorite recipe so far. Bake the pie crust and make the … Continue reading

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Triple Chocolate Cookies

These triple chocolate cookies are meltingly soft with a rich chocolate flavor. You can’t eat just one. Guittard is my favorite brand of chocolate chips, so use them if you have access. The recipe was given to me by my … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pizzelle

Pizzelle, crisp Italian waffle cookies are often part of our cookie assortment during the holidays, but they are also particularly nice during the warm weather months because you do not require an oven to bake them. You will need a … Continue reading

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Mrs. Field’s Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the chocolate chip cookie recipe I like best. It came from my mother-in-law who regularly baked them for family and friends. They are soft with a subtle caramel flavor and loaded with chocolate chips. I could never get … Continue reading

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Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies

I have tried various Italian chocolate spice cookie recipes over the years but this one is my favorite so far. The addition of apricot jam was inspired from a New York Times recipe. The cookie is like a little cake; … Continue reading

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