Tag: dessert

Cranberry Bliss Crunch, a Passover Dessert Treat

Cranberry Bliss Crunch, a Passover Dessert Treat

Passover desserts are always a challenge due to the limitation of ingredients available to use during the holiday. Fortunately, chocolate stays on the list and remains a delicious treat 365 days a year.  And so, we are always experimenting with chocolate to help create a sweet, satisfying finish to our Passover meals. Our recipe for […]

| April 9, 2017
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When Life Gives You Limoncello, Make Dessert

When Life Gives You Limoncello, Make Dessert

Limoncello (lee-mohn-CHEH-loh) is an italian lemon liquor produced in the southern part of Italy near the Amalfi Coast, Naples, the isle of Capri and the Sorrentine peninsula. Although over a hundred years old, it’s origin remains a mystery. It is made from the zest of Sorrento lemons. The zest, or peels without the pith, is steeped […]

| June 23, 2014
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries Made With Love

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Made With Love

There is nothing more sensuous than a perfect chocolate covered strawberry.  Add a delicious fruity champagne or sparkling wine and you have a Valentine's day or any day that exudes love and lust. There are certain cardinal rules required to get the ideal result when making this "yummy" treat. First, prepare everything in advance including […]

| February 14, 2014
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Yummy, It Is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Yummy, It Is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Yes, it’s true that July 25th is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day and as a lifelong chocoholic and an incurable ice cream addict, this might be my favorite day of the year.  Did I also mention that real whipped crème is one of my required foods? So I am sharing my favorite spots in New […]

| July 25, 2013
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Strawberry Shortcake – The Official Dessert of Summer?

Strawberry Shortcake – The Official Dessert of Summer?

Strawberry Shortcake has a long and rich history in America. It was 1847 when the first recorded Strawberry Shortcake recipe was published by American cookbook author Eliza Leslie in The Lady's Receipt-Book: A Useful Companion for Large or Small Families. On June 14th, National Strawberry Shortcake Day, strawberry lovers everywhere pay homage to their favorite […]

| June 10, 2013
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Retro Brooklyn; Searching For A Charlotte Russe

Retro Brooklyn; Searching For A Charlotte Russe

As a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, spring was always a special time for me. Right around Easter, my favorite dessert Charlotte Russe, would magically appear at the corner candy store or bakery in our neighborhood. Part of my delight with Charlotte Russe was that it always showed up around my April birthday bearing […]

| April 6, 2013
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Hopsie’s Healthy Easter Cupcakes

Hopsie’s Healthy Easter Cupcakes

My good friend Chef Ania Catalano has taught me that sweets can be healthy, nutritious and delicious when made with the right ingredients.  Ania was diagnosed with hypoglycemia about 25 years ago and started exploring the world of whole foods and clean eating by enrolling in the Natural Gourmet School of Cooking in New York. […]

| March 31, 2013
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Salted Caramel Meets Passover

Salted Caramel Meets Passover

The combination of sweet caramel and salt has become a culinary obsession in the American food industry. Whether it is an ice cream, a frozen yogurt flavor, or a Starbucks hot chocolate, salted caramel is all the "foodie" rage. So we think it is perfect timing for a salted caramel Passover treat. Our signature Salted […]

| March 20, 2013
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Rice Pudding: Everybody’s Favorite Comfort Food

Rice Pudding: Everybody’s Favorite Comfort Food

I have been making classic rice pudding for my family for as long as I can remember and it never fails to please.   I always make a double batch, since everyone in my household is constantly dipping into the refrigerator for leftovers, one more perfect bite, or warming it up for breakfast the next morning. […]

| February 20, 2013
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Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate Fondue

From our Valentine's Day Menu Chocolate Fondue Recipe   Ingredients: 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 pound premium semi-sweet chocolate 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Skewers for dipping Directions: Put approximately 4 inches of water in the saucepan and bring to a boil. Place the mixing bowl on top and pour in the heavy cream; let […]

| February 14, 2013
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