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passover desserts

Passing Over Passover

What holiday isn’t better with chocolate? Orange cardamom chocolate truffles with a dairy-free option for your kosher for passover desserts planning

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roasted strawberries

Enjoying a California Fall: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Roasted Strawberries

Despite the leaves turning and visions of pumpkins and turkeys swirling in my head, I baked banana chocolate chip muffins with roasted strawberries. Also included are lots of links and inspiration for your fall cooking.

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Chocolate Trivia and Inspiration Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Get ready to be inspired by some of my favorite posts on eating, baking, and drinking chocolate. Treat your sweetie to fabulous chocolate for a yummy Valentine’s Day!

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Tasting Jerusalem

Tasting Jerusalem – Cooking with Roses for Valentine’s Day!

For February Tasting Jerusalem recipes, we’re thinking outside the chocolate box. Instead of chocolate truffles, head over to your local Middle Eastern grocery and grab some rose water and dried rose petals. Romance your sweetie with a bouquet on their plate using these aromatic ingredients in these sweet and savory dishes.

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mocha brownies

Saturday Night Chocolate Craving: Mocha Brownies with Toasted Pecans and Sea Salt

These quick, easy, & decadent mocha brownies, inspired by a Smitten Kitchen recipe, will be on the table in under an hour to satisfy your chocolate craving.

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Wordless Wednesday: OMG! CHOCOLATE

Because you all know I can never say nothing, even on Wordless Wednesday, I thought you might enjoy a visual tour of some of the creative chocolate confections and other yummy products I was lucky enough to taste at the SF Chocolate Salon on Sunday March 4. I can’t say what was more exhilarating- the […]

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The Fearless Baker (not me!) Cookbook Giveaway

Emily Luchetti Cookbook Signing While perusing my newspaper’s food section a couple of weeks ago, I spied an event at the International Culinary Center in Campbell, CA that I just had to attend. Emily Luchetti, the highly-acclaimed executive pastry chef at Farallon and Waterbar Restaurants in San Francisco and now a dean at the French […]

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Chocolate-covered Matzo with Toasted Nuts and Sea Salt

I love celebrating Passover for so many reasons. But the highlight for me is using food symbolically to retell the story of Passover (freeing of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery). For example, we dip parsley in salt water. The parsley represents the coming of spring and the salt water represents the tears that were shed; […]

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