black currant sauce
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Beef in Black Currant Sauce Recipe

Black currant sauce, with chocolate. Wow! Outrageous! Sorry I can't contain myself! Is this combo even safe, you might wonder? It is much better than safe: It's wonderful! The chocolate, cassis (a Black Currant Liquor, available at all…
peanut butter bars
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipes. Gluten-Free

My Peanut Butter Bars were meant as celebration: I wanted to mark the occasion with a special treat, when my granddaughter Musia was told she was no longer allergic to peanut butter. And since she has a sort of chocolate obsession, this was…
Almond Macarons with Chocolate Coffee Filling Recipe. All Variations
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Almond Macarons Recipe. All Variations

Much ado about Macarons! You will never think of macarons as institutional fare after you taste these elegant and easy treats, close cousins of the amaretto cookies, and distinct from the often institutional coconut-based macaroons. Gluten-free…
bread pudding caramel sauce
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Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Bread Pudding is another wonderful way to use leftover bread It is perfectly adapted to gluten-free and a snap to prepare. Any soft-crust bread will do for bread pudding. The black-and-white alternating pattern is fun and takes only a few more…
mocca oatmeal cake
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Mocca Oatmeal Cake with Chocolate Icing Recipe

Oatmeal Cake: Oatmeal anytime! If you thought oatmeal was just breakfast, try oats in this fantastic oatmeal cake. Dessert doesn't get healthier than this! I adore everything oats: The flavor, the texture, the ease of preparation, the…
burritos
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Black Bean Burritos Recipe with all Fixin’s

My burritos are in my Dairy-Free Cookbook. I whip up my black bean burritos recipe, my BBB as I call it, whenever company is coming on short notice. If I don’t have the burritos or corn tortillas on hand, I simply put the filling in a bowl,…
marble cake
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Marble Cake Chocolate Jasmine Recipe

This marble cake is the ultimate! If you haven't made a chocolate-jasmine match yet, it's long overdue! Check out my Roast Turkey Chocolate Jasmine Sauce Submit to the seduction of chocolate and jasmine! Jasmine tea is easy to find and adds…
chicken mole
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Chicken Mole Sauce Recipe

Chicken Mole Sauce! Ole Mole! I can’t tell you how many times I have knocked my guests’ socks off with my chicken mole. Mole (pronounced Mow-Lay) sauce signals the presence of chocolate in the dish. Improbable ingredient combo, simple…
chocolate bark
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Chocolate Bark Recipe. All Variations

Chocolate Bark is ridiculously simple to make. It is the perfect hipster grub, and makes the perfect gift (save some for yourself, will you?) Now that you know the secret, go ahead and scroll down, and play with all variations of chocolate…
Meringues
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Meringues Recipe with All Variations

Meringues are pure nostalgia food to me. They are to me what madeleines are to Proust. We bought them at street corners after school. Seriously! Not so-distant cousins of the beloved French Macarons, meringues are ethereally light and fragrant.…
Tiramisu
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Tiramisu Recipe. Dairy-Free or Dairy

Tiramisu is Italian for “pick-me-up” That's probably because tiramisu puts together three of our favorite intense robust flavors: rum, chocolate and coffee (please don’t try to substitute anything else for any of them!). Tiramisu is…
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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

You must try my Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread. I love the idea of quickbreads, whipped up at the drop of a hat, ready for guests and us on short notice, no kneading and no rising time. The added bonus is that they are only moderately sweet,…