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Chocolate Frozen Custard

This frozen custard is similar to what you will find throughout the midwest. We especially like Sheridan’s frozen custard at the Crown Center in Kansas City. This recipe is for two as you will want to eat it the same day you make it (you can always multiply the recipe with no problems).

Make sure you use whole milk and heavy cream otherwise the texture won’t be correct.

It is based on the Chocolate Frozen Custard recipe at Serious Eats.

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Mudslide Cookies

This recipe makes cookies that are satsifyingly crunchy on the outside and velvety soft on the inside. It is based on a Martha Stewart recipe and won a 3rd place ribbon at the San Diego County Fair in 2013.

Mudslide Cookies

Mudslide Cookies

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Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Bars

This recipe is based a recipe from Food & Wine. If the edges are crisp and the inside is a bit gooey you made it correctly.
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Caramel Sauce

There is a fine line between caramel and burnt sugar. Don’t cross it.

This recipe was adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe.

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Strawberry / English Muffin French Toast

Thanks to this year’s El Niño effect there is currently an abundance of strawberries on the market (I can get them for 88 cents a pound at Ralph’s supermarkets in southern California). So I was ecstatic when I received a Food Network e-mail with a link to the Food Network Magazine Strawberry Shortcake French Toast recipe. If you add a spoon of fresh whipped cream, this is a breakfast I would be happy to order in a restaurant. Continue reading

Dark Chococolate Mocha Cookies

Dark Chocolate Mocha Cookies

These cookies are based on the Marta Stewart recipe for Dark-Chocolate Espresso Cookies. They are crunchy on top and soft on the bottom and middle.  The salt along with the espresso powder adds a bit of complexity to the recipe.

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Chocolate Orange Espresso Thin Cookies

Another recipe from Martha Stewart. The secret to these cookies is to cut the dough to the same consistently thin size. Also,I sift the dry ingredients onto a flexible cutting mat. This makes it easier to add to the other ingredients in the mixer.

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