Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies: A Comparison

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A comparison of Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies: adapted version of Everyday Food Magazine on the left/Cooking Channel on the right For El Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead), I decided to make Mexican Chocolate Cookies for my students because the cookies were portable and pleasant hybrids between Mexican and U.S. desserts. I tried out […]

Chocolate Truffles: The Alton Brown Way

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I don’t know why I took so long to post about these truffles. I made these for Valentine’s Day! Since my Valentine/on-and-off girlfriend of more than 10 years lives in another state, I made these truffles for my two good friends/colleagues/neighbors.We ate brunch at a Mexican restaurant, and then I gave them the truffles. They […]

Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

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Sunday, February 7th, was….*gulp*…my birthday. Whew! There. I said it. I know my mom’s proud and shocked. It has taken me years to admit my birthday publicly to friends, students, and strangers. Usually I don’t tell anyone and don’t even celebrate the day of my birth. I also turn off my cellphone to avoid well-intentioned […]