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Melon cocktail with grape syrup

If you Google "melon cocktail", you'll find that there are two categories. The first is an alcoholic drink; the second is a dessert. This falls under the second category. But … [Read more...]

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Mocha and almond trifle

The inspiration started with a photo. The finished dessert turned out to be something else because, believe or not, it was partially made with “failed cookies.” What failed … [Read more...]

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Dark chocolate truffles

Making European-style pastries used to intimidate me. They look so dainty and delicate and I'm always worried that I'm too heavy handed to execute them. Well, I'm slowly … [Read more...]