Pumpkin Seed Oil Truffles

If you are sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner this Tuesday, I have a delicious little treat to go along with the pumpkin pie, Pumpkin Seed Oil Truffles! Often added as a finishing oil to the salad course, this is a simple addition to dessert, served separately or as a finishing decoration. All truffles need some […]

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Nut Butter Eggs

Peanut Butter eggs are a favourite kid friendly recipe for this time of the year and you can find many recipes on line. Most of them start with goodly amounts of icing sugar added to peanut butter. Now I know it may seem like I don’t watch sugar intake if you saw the last post […]

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Bailey’s Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles

St. Patrick’s Day is on it’s way. An opportunity for everyone to claim their Irish connection, even if you or your ancestors and their ancestors before them have never set foot on the emerald isle. Patrick was an Englishman, doing a very early rendition of 12 Years a Slave. He escaped after six years, returned […]

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Desserts and…….

When planning a romantic menu for Valentine’s Day, consider quantities. Bodies will use up energy digesting food. Treating dinner as an all you can eat buffet or eating foods that induce the need for a nap are not the best plan. Keeping portions appropriate allows for nibblies and treats during the course of the evening […]

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Triple Sec Pumpkin Truffles

Okay! we are finished. All the sugar filled highs for kids are done, the Hallowe’en costumes are put away for another year and I think, it is time to move on to a recipe where adults get the treat. Something dark, creamy, crunchy, delicious, not 100% sugar and the alcohol doesn’t hurt either. So, if […]

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Crunchy Chocolate Spiders

As I write this the full moon of October shines overhead, time to take a breather and explore my willingness to release things no longer needed. May you find time to do the same. This one is for the kids. In this day and age it is generally not advisable to give out handmade treats […]

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Part Six: Port Truffles

Welcome back! Chocolate, where to we begin? The food of the Gods, do we really need to say more? There is evidence that the heritage of the cacao bean in South American culture goes back over 3,500 years but it was not until the mid 1800’s that what we today view as chocolate was invented […]

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