Hazelnut Chocolate Candy Cookies

My obsession with chocolate chip style drop cookies, chock full of surprising ingredients is still running strong.  I should just title this the Odds and Ends Cookie blog.  In this latest rendition, I added hazelnut filled, candy coated, chocolates to the mix – I mean, that’s the fancy non-brand way of describing – Nutella in…

Hibiscus Brittle

I am generally not a big candy person, but lately I have been experimenting with a lot of nut-free brittles – it’s an easy treat that keeps well, is vegan, and is naturally gluten-free.  The inclusion of dried hibiscus flowers to this latest batch of brittle was particularly inspiring, not only does it visually impart…

Crème de Cassis Truffles

Crème de cassis is a black current liqueur, and a lovely complement to bitter dark chocolate – a little hint of sweetness hidden in an indulgently rich fruit flavor.  I rushed to get this post out in time for Valentine’s Day.  Here’s a lovely treat for your loved ones, not only is it seasonally appropriate,…

Decadent Fudge

I felt like I could not allow this holiday season to end without one final attempt at successful fudge.  So here you have it, my decadent fudge – decadent due to the heavy cream, cognac, raspberry extract, and pecans that make this particular fudge exceedingly special. For the record, this fudge turned out perfect –…

Tahini Fudge

My fudge did not turn out as solid as I would have liked it this year, and that is, in a large part, due to me not going back and revising the basic techniques for fudge making before I start testing new recipes.  My bad.  Making chocolate-less fudge can always be little bit dicey, but…

Maple Walnut Fudge

My fudge did not turn out as solid as I would have liked it this year, and that is, in a large part, due to me not going back and revising the basic techniques for fudge making before I start testing new recipes.  My bad.  Making chocolate-less fudge can always be little bit dicey, but…