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Vanilla Creme Eggs

Crème Eggs – Time honored store bought confections indicating the arrival of spring ­– Now available at your fingertips! With the crack of their hard

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Buche de Noel

Although the French name for this beautiful dessert means Christmas Log, the origins of the custom of bringing in a Yule log, building a blazing

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Luscious Gianduja Squares

 Carole Bloom has graciously shared a toothsome recipe from her new book, Intensely Chocolate (Wiley, 2010), which not only is delicious, but is also an

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Chocolate and Beet Fudge Cake

 Courtesy of Janet Sawyer, Little Pod, UK Chocolate and Beet Fudge Cake may sound off-putting but, in fact, the beets provide moisture, sweetness and some

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Chocolate Souffle

Courtesy of David Lebovitz from l’appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home About the following recipe, David says, “Chocolate souffle remains one

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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Although I’m not vegan, I have dear friends who are. I’m also always looking for recipes that can accommodate family and friends with food allergies

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Hot Fudge

This decadent Hot Fudge recipe, from Gourmet Magazine, is everything you’d expect from this traditional favorite dessert topping. Chewy and gooey, smooth and shiny, it’ll

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Rocky Road Brownies

These decadent brownies are incredibly moist and fudgy. With the marshmallow, chocolate and walnut topping, they are more like a candy than cookie/brownie bar. Whatever

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Molten Chocolate Cakes

  These cakes are my latest downfall.  I discovered that you don’t have to use them right away to enjoy the smooth exterior and melted

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Chocolate Mousse Cake

The uniqueness of this cake is that it is both cake and mousse in one.  Dense and killer-rich, it delivers an intense chocolate flavor that

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Cacao Nibs Butter Cookies

Courtesy of Anne Baldzikowski, Easy Artisan: Simple elegant Recipes for the Everyday Cook Cacao nibs are broken pieces of the raw cacao bean from which

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