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Filled Strawberries with Chocolate Topping

Ingredients: 1 pint strawberries, fresh 8-ounce package of cream cheese 1/2 TSP vanilla extract 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup chocolate chips To Make: Leave cream cheese out of the refrigerator for half an hour or until softened. Remove the center and tops of the strawberries. Use an electric beater to mix the confectioners’ sugar, […]

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Lemon Mint Sorbet

Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice To Make:  In a saucepan bring the water and sugar to a simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Mix in the mint and […]

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Tequila Lime Sorbet

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest 2 tablespoons tequila 1/2 cup fresh lime juice To Make:  Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil, just until sugar is dissolved. Remove from hear and cool completely. When cooled, combine with zest, tequila, and lime juice, […]

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Matzo Toffee

Ingredients: 3-4 pieces matzo 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips Sea salt To Make:  Preheat oven to 325. Line a heavy baking sheet with parchment. Coarsely break up matzo to cover sheet. Top with almonds In a small […]

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Tomato Watermelon Sorbet

Ingredients: 2 medium/ tomatoes 1/2 small watermelon 1 bunch fresh basil 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup lime juice To Make:  Heat the water and sugar over medium heat until dissolved. Remove from the heat and add basil (whole, or chopped if you prefer a stronger flavor) and let rest. Meanwhile, add the […]

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk Pinch of sea salt To Make:  Add the flesh of the avocado, followed by the rest of the ingredients, to a food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer mix to a bowl and refrigerate about 2 hours, […]

Chocolate Mud Pie

Whether it’s mud season or chocolate season, this dessert will put a simle on your face. Have your kids (or grown up kids) help you assemble this decadent–and 100 percent edible–chocolate mud pie. CRUST: 2 1/2 cups chocolate wafers (about 1 9-oz. box) or chocolate graham crackers 6 tbsp. melted butter FILLING: 1 qt. chocolate […]

Matzo Apple Cakes

Ingredients: 4 large eggs 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1 cup unsalted matzo meal 3 tablespoons potato starch 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 medium-sized Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced cinnamon sugar To Make: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray and set aside. Whisk together eggs and oil. […]

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Apple Clafouti

Ingredients: To Make Batter: 1/2 cup flour 1/3 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon a pinch of salt 3 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk 1 cup whole milk To Prepare Apples: 1 vanilla bean, split 2 tablespoons unsalted butter a pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups peeled and diced apple (about 1 large […]

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Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Ingredients: 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup whole milk 4 egg yolks 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon fresh nutmeg 1/3 cup superfine or raw sugar To Make: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Over medium heat, bring the cream, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a boil. Remove […]