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Chocolate-Glazed Hazelnut Mousse Cake Recipe at Epicurious. Make shortbread base: Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.

Chocolate-Glazed Hazelnut Mousse Cake Recipe at Epicurious

Invert bottom of springform pan (to make it easier to slide shortbread base off bottom), then lock on side of pan and line bottom with a round of parchment paper. Pulse hazelnuts with sugar in a food processor until nuts are finely chopped. Add flour, butter, cocoa, and salt and pulse just until a dough forms. Press dough evenly onto bottom of springform pan with your fingers. Prick all over with a fork, then bake until just dry to the touch, about 18 to 20 minutes. Make mousse while shortbread cools: Sprinkle gelatin over water in a 1- to 1 1/2-quart heavy saucepan and let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Whisk together mascarpone and chocolate hazelnut mixture in a large bowl. Make ganache and glaze cake: Bring cream to a simmer in a small heavy saucepan and remove from heat. Run a warm thin knife around inside of springform pan, then remove side. Epicurious.com: Recipes, Menus, Cooking Articles & Food Guides.

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe. Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe.

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe

Onion Rings. PRETZEL BITES. Do you need a perfect snack for the big game?

PRETZEL BITES

These Pretzel bites will hit the spot for sure. You can make a combination of Parmesan bites with a Cheese dip or Cinnamon and Sugar bites with a Vanilla glaze for dipping. I've finally used up my supply of Rhodes Roll dough . . . until I buy more. It's quite nice to have on hand when you need it. If you have some hanging around your freezer, you can whip these up in a jiffy. Brushetta. A beautiful summer night (11 p.m. to be exact) in Drogheda.

Brushetta

Remember when I first arrived, and I wrote a post about the “Irish diet?” Basically I was amazed that even though I was eating more starch, fat and sugar than ever before, I wasn’t gaining weight. I think at the time (it was still wintery in early March), I chalked it up to the fact that my body – used to the balmy climate of Los Angeles – was working overtime to keep warm in freezing-cold Ireland.

Well, it’s not so cold here anymore. In fact, it seems Ireland is enjoying one of the best summers in recent memory (naturally I am taking full credit for this freakish change of weather pattern). Salad with white beans, prawns, low-fat cheese and cilantro (fresh corriander). So this week I’m back on track and back to the gym. And speaking of cures: I can’t remember how it first came up, but my friend Sinead told me a story about how her sister, when just an infant, was inflicted with thrush of the mouth.

Cheesey Biscuts. Feed your eyes. Whole Grain Master Recipe from “Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day” using Vital Wheat Gluten! (The picture above is another Mark Luinenburg gem; Mark’s done the photography on our new book).

Whole Grain Master Recipe from “Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day” using Vital Wheat Gluten!

Speaking of our new book… … this has been a long and wonderful road; tomorrow (Tuesday October 27) is the publication date for: Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients We are thrilled with the early reviews, and already have already been on TV to talk about the book.

On Amazon, the order window has changed from “Pre-Order” to “Order on Amazon”, and bookstores should have it (if they don’t please ask them to order it). The answer: Yes, you can, but you have to make some changes. What is vital wheat gluten? We are going to publish the basic whole grain recipe here on our website. Ingredients: 5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast (can decrease) 1 tablespoon Kosher salt (can adjust to taste or health concerns) 50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012. Happy New Year!

50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012

Many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions and healthy eating is often at the top of the list. If you are setting a goal to eat healthy in 2012, here are 50 healthy recipes to help you get started. Beverages Easy Strawberry Mango Smoothie Berry Banana Smoothie Blueberry Mango Smoothie Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal. Are There Conversion Charts for Sugar vs. Honey and Other Sweeteners? in News & Opinion on The Food Channel®

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Are There Conversion Charts for Sugar vs. Honey and Other Sweeteners? in News & Opinion on The Food Channel®

Are there conversion charts for substituting honey instead of sugar, and Splenda and Truvia vs. sugar? Do these exist somewhere? A. Here's the basic rule of thumb for subbing honey instead of sugar: 1 cup honey = 1 cup sugar but decrease the liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey added. Lower the oven temperature 25 degrees when baking foods in which honey has been substituted for sugar. You can check these websites for more on the honey vs. sugar discussion. Dessert Life Tips Cyber-Kitchen Recipe Gold Mine. Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal. Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Vacation is finally over and I am a little sad to see it go.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Josh and I had an entire week off and we did absolutely nothing. Well, we watched an obscene amount of movies and did our fair share of cooking, baking, and eating, but nothing too strenuous. It was nice to relax and spend time together. One of the highlights of our week was breakfast time.