Today’s photo-a-day challenge was sweet. As close as it is to fair, you would think that I’d have lots of sweet things to photograph, but I only came up with one really good one – a close up of some of my bulk chocolate. Yum! I love this Callebaut chocolate.  It comes to me in…

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I’ve been trying to make an effort recently to make some of the recipes I’ve been pinning to my recipes to try pinboard.  That way I can either move them to my recipes tried and loved pinboard for keeps, or remove them.  The other night, I decided to try a recipe for making a boxed…

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This recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Truffles with Amaretto-Chocolate Cream Centers comes to you from the Nov. 1979 issue of Cuisine.  The recipe makes about 3 dozen. Printable Recipe

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Tempering chocolate is taking real chocolate, such as eating chocolate and preparing it for use.  There is no need to temper chocolate if you will be using it for baking, but in cases where you will be using it as a decorative garnish, or as a coating, it is highly recommended that you temper your…

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I’m always getting questions about the types of chocolate I use in my baking and finding myself telling people that they should try a different type of chocolate for theirs – so today, I’d like to talk to you about the different types of chocolate you can use. Chocolate by Cocoa Content Most chocolates are…

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This recipe for chocolate-y cookies originally comes from the December 2011 Taste of Home publication, Gifts in a Jar.  I love recipe in a jar cookies, because I can prep cookies and display them in a pretty jar until I’m ready to make them.  Now, that being said, there’s no reason that you have to…

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This recipe is from the Spring 2008 Betty Crocker Super Moist Cakes publication – which means it starts with a boxed cake mix and is super easy.  It’s also a great place to garnish with those candied citrus slices from the Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts book. Cake Ingredients: 1 box Betty Crocker Supermoist devil’s…

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My recipe for Petit Pain au Chocolate (read small bread with chocolate) comes from the KitchenAid recipe collection.  It makes 8 sweet rolls with chocolate centers. Ingredients: 3 – 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup plus 1 ablespoon milk, divided…

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