Delicious and Lovely Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)

Delicious and Lovely Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is an obvious winner for anyone who has ever tasted a peanut butter cup, and buckeyes are no exception. Named for their resemblance to the nut of the buckeye tree, these chocolate-dipped peanut butter...
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Homemade dessert Chocolate Truffles

Homemade dessert Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles are the simplest of candy to make; cream, chocolate, and time is all it takes to create something blissfully elegant, decadent, and delicious. Be sure to use high quality chocolate, and if you can find it, chocolate that...
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Let’s make Chocolate Rum Balls for your farmily

Let’s make Chocolate Rum Balls for your farmily

Some of my friends make chocolate rum balls every year for their holiday parties, and these sweet little bites are always the first things to go. Maybe that says more about my friends who always reach for the boozy treats first, but...
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Make a bar in your family with some Lovely Cocktails

Make a bar in your family with some Lovely Cocktails

Your success with home mixology will be defined as much by what you stock as how you use it. Most home bars contain a decent selection of base spirits and very few modifiers. A bucket of ice, a few limes...
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Cooking Red Velvet Cake for your darling in Valentine days

Cooking Red Velvet Cake for your darling in Valentine days

Red Velvet Cake is a cake to stop traffic. The layers are an improbable red that can vary from a fluorescent pink to a dark ruddy mahogany. The color, often enhanced by buckets of food coloring, becomes even more eye-catching...
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Cooking delicious Lobster Stew With a Pastry Lid for the breakfast

Cooking delicious Lobster Stew With a Pastry Lid for the breakfast

COOKING dinner for your valentine shows you care. (So does taking your valentine out for dinner, but since this is a column about home cooking, let’s assume you’ll be making dinner, not reservations.) Now, then, what will you make? A...
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Making good Chocolate-Butterscotch Icebox Cake for your partner

Making good Chocolate-Butterscotch Icebox Cake for your partner

With homemade chocolate wafer cookies and a maple-laced butterscotch whipped cream, Chocolate-Butterscotch Icebox Cake takes icebox cake to a more sophisticated level without sacrificing any of its lusciousness. You can build the cookies and cream into any sha...
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Method to make dessert drink EI presidente

Method to make dessert drink EI presidente

EI presidente is a nice, sophisticated rum cocktail. The vermouth smooths everything out and adds those great botanical notes. I didn’t make the grenadine, just used fresh pomegranate juice. The Curaçao made it plenty sweet for me. I. Ingredients prepa...
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Cooking lovely Seared Rib Steak in Valentine day

Cooking lovely Seared Rib Steak in Valentine day

A bone-in rib steak, 1 ¼ to 1 ½ inches thick, will feed two. Scaling up is easy; just buy a thicker steak. A two-inch slab serves three to four, and it requires only a few extra minutes in the...
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Making Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Fleur de Sel

Making Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Fleur de Sel

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse is an intense, creamy one-ingredient chocolate mousse adapted from the molecular gastronomist Hervé This. The nearly instant recipe also happens to be vegan; without the distraction of cream or eggs, a complex chocolate can shine....
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