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Valentine’s Day Treat- Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Looking for a unusual treat for your sweetheart on Valentines Day? This silky smooth mousse made from ripe avocados will fit the bill for a unique taste for your love. It’s raw diet friendly, vegan and vegetarian diet acceptable. The … Continue reading

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Chef’s Secrets- Baking Tips for the Home Baker

As a second act in my career, I have been teaching myself how to bake. From breads to desserts to chocolate, I am enamored with flour, sugar, butter and cream. The science of baking is a great mystery to me, … Continue reading

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse and a Gluten Free Vegan Dinner Party

A few weeks ago, I had a dinner party and had a myriad of dietary restrictions to contend with when planning the menu. Gluten Free, Gluten Conscious, Low Fat, Vegan and Meat eaters. Now some cooks may become daunted at … Continue reading

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Valentine Recipes for a Dinner at Home

I love to go out to restaurants, however I tend to cook at home on Valentine’s Day. If you decide to make a plan for the sweetest day to stay in, here are a few recipes that can help you … Continue reading

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Trip to Bountiful- New Orleans Part Deux- Sucre Chocolate and Sweets Shop!

I got a chance to visit a real hand made chocolate shop while I was recently in New Orleans. YUM!  Sucre is world famous and has been in business for years quietly making amazing chocolates and shipping all over the … Continue reading

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Digging into the Culinary History of the 4th of July Part 3-Desserts

Here is the final post of the culinary history of the 4th of July. It would not be 4th of July without desserts and of course ice cream! Indian Pudding has been around for hundreds of years. It even has … Continue reading

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Chocolate Truffle Pate- The Food of Love

This lavish chocolate make ahead dessert without the work will pave the way to your valentine’s heart. Did you know that chocolate contains the same chemical that is produced when you fall in love? When we eat chocolate, Phenylaline is … Continue reading

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WDIO Film Shoot- Spiked Mousse from Clyde Iron

A while back, we filmed at Clyde Iron Works Restaurant with Chef Rob Giuliani and morning meteorologist Ben Dery. He prepared on camera a fantastic chocolate mousse stuffed in a crispy cannoli shell then dipped the ends in chocolate. YUM! … Continue reading

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Local Treasure: Great Lakes English Toffee Run

I am always looking for a good  excuse to go up Minnesota’s Northshore Culinary Highway. This fall I stumbled upon the Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen and went back with the TV cameras to film them in action. I have now … Continue reading

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Chocolate Truffles- A Gift From The Heart

They say that the gift of food is a gift from the heart. This theory drives me every holiday season to create something delicious. Go big or go home is my motto when it comes to making holiday foods to … Continue reading

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