Articles Tagged desert

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My two favorite pies are chocolate and pecan. You just can’t beat those two in my book. But when I’ve tried to have the best of both worlds and combine the pies into a Chocolate Pecan Pie it never seems to be good enough. Although tasty, it’s overly sweet for my tastes. So I was lying in bed one night not able to sleep because I was thinking of what to bring for Thanksgiving when the thought of a classic dark chocolate tart with a pecan pie topping crossed through my head. The following day in the kitchen the Dark

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Madeleine Crème Brûlée

3 | August 26, 2011

A little while ago, a pretty little white box arrived at my doorstep filled with Donsuemor Madeleines and no, it wasn’t a dream. I was so excited because the only place you can find a madeleine in this town short of making them yourself is at the local chain coffee shop and trust me that comes no where close to a traditional one. Of course I ripped the box open, with dignity and grace mind you, and tasted my first Donsuemor Madeleine. It was perfectly moist, slightly sweet, and just the right amount of crispness to bite into. Just like the ones I

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In Texas, apricots are right up there with peaches and when they hit the markets you know it’s the beginning of summer.That’s why yesterday when I was at the market I must of lost my head with excitement and bought 5 pounds. Hmmm? What am I going to do with 5 pounds of apricots I kept asking myself as the dog was liking the side of my face and drooling down my arm in the car ride home. That’s when, for some unknown reason, I remembered an episode from the Two Fat Ladies and a chocolate almond crusted tart that

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When I arrived home from a fantastic trip to San Francisco there was a brand new B0n Appétit sitting ever so patently in the mailbox. The unpacking would have to wait. Magazine reading always comes first, right? Ever since we left the airport I have been racking my brain to come up with new recipes based on the fresh seasonal foods I had on the west coast. With rhubarb season starting I was baffled about how to even attempt to use this fruit, vegetable, plant…uh, what is this red stalk thingy anyway? (upon further research I found it’s an ornamental

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I wasn’t surprised when I asked my husband what he wanted for Valentine’s dinner and he said filet mignon. We don’t do flowers or cards here. No, it’s always been a good meal, break out an old bottle of wine, and talk until the sun comes up or these days pass out on the couch. Filet mignon is very simple to cook, actually. And when paired with some simple rosemary and garlic roasted potatoes and steamed green beans, you have an elegant and delicious meal in 30 minutes with little fuss. Seared Filet Mignon serves 2 2 filet mignons kosher

originally from www.jazzhostels.com, I love it. rest of the pics are mine from years past

I know, I should be posting a recipe or a story of what the little bear has gotten herself into now but ever since yesterday my heart is hurting for west Texas. Bare with me for a moment and tomorrow I will return to normal, if there is such a thing in this house. Ever since I can remember Big Bend has been one of the top places I wanted to see. I don’t even know what got me started. Growing up in Dallas is not any easy trip to get down there and for years no one would take