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Chocolate Mousse. December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Chocolate Two ingredients (seriously, only chocolate and water) and five minutes later, you will be eating The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life.

Chocolate Mousse

I promise. And you don’t even need any fancy kitchen gadgets. Patience and a bit of elbow grease are required, but we always need those in the kitchen, right? This amazing discovery was made by the famous French chemist, Hervé This, who is also known as the man who unboiled an egg. Since the recipe has only two ingredients, it all comes down to the quality of the chocolate you use. Don’t take this as a mousse recipe only. You can also flavor it with spices like cinnamon or cayenne pepper or add a tablespoon of liquor like Grand Marnier, Chartreuse or Tia Maria. Or boil the water first, take off heat, place a couple of Earl Grey tea bags, let infuse and then use it as your liquid. The most important part of the recipe is achieving the right consistency. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Better Chocolate Mousse. July 13th, 2010 | Category: Chocolate, Puddings and Custards I’ve told you about the best part of working from home, but I realized I haven’t mentioned some of the not-so-delightful sides.

Better Chocolate Mousse

First of all, according to your friends, you no longer have a “job”. What they call a job requires an office – preferably, one with stale coffee and decade-old carpeting. So, when they call you in the middle of the day and invite you out to lunch, grab a coffee or go lamp shopping for their new house, don’t expect them to take your “I am busy!” Response too seriously.

Besides, what work? When I told you about my recent career change, you expected my posts to be more frequent, didn’t you? iPhone APP sugar cookies. These cookies were one of those fabulous last minute ideas you know you don’t have time for, should not even attempt, but yet you do because you can’t resist.

iPhone APP sugar cookies

There is absolutely nothing last minute about homemade sugar cookies. I never appreciated how much time was involved until I started making them regularly ~ make the dough, chill the dough, roll out the dough, bake, cool, make the royal icing, color the icing, make icing for the border and icing to flood the cookie, and we haven’t even talked about the dishes that have accumulated or the packaging process. I’ve learned to spread the steps over several different days to make it manageable and fun.

Luckily, I had dough in the freezer and royal icing from the day before. This cookie inspiration came to me when the boy decided on an iPhone App gift card for his teacher for Christmas. The cookies dried overnight, were then wrapped individually, and arranged in a pastry box. Enjoy this last week before Christmas! Print This Post. Cookie cupcake. Raspberry Lemonade Bars. Hershey's Kitchen. Samoas.

Samoas - my absolute favorite Girl Scout cookie - and now I can make at home!!!


(And you'll get much more to eat than the what - 9 (!?) That come in the box) I was so excited when I saw this recipe - they are in a bar form so they are easier to make than cutting and shaping a bunch of circle cookies. These were unbelievably easy to make and tasted exactly like the authentic Girl Scout cookie. I think these would be fun to make and have people guess what they are. Next on my list to try - homemade thin mints! Ingredients Cookie Base1/2 cup sugar3/4 cup butter, softened1 large egg1/2 tsp. vanilla extract2 cups all purpose flour1/4 tsp. salt Topping 3 cups shredded sweetened coconut 12-oz good-quality chewy caramels 1/4 tsp. salt 3 tbsp. milk 10 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate chipsDirections 1. 2. 6. 10. 12.