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Homemade Conversation Hearts

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candy & chocolate / desserts & sweets
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Valentine’s day wouldn’t be complete without a conversation through candy hearts. I remember the days when hearts were carefully shared, making sure “i love you” didn’t get inadvertently passed, to a 4th grade crush. Also important: sharing only the good flavors. Anyone would shudder to see the object of her affection, chewing up and spitting out her heart. Ten years old is too young to fully understand foreshadowing. I am confident any valentine would appreciate […]

Pecan Pralines

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candy & chocolate / desserts & sweets / In the Kitchen
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PRAWWWWWWlines. Say it with me, and then get in the kitchen and make some. You won’t be disappointed. I Guarantee It. This recipe came from my love of the sweet confection. I have been obsessed with the treat since my first visit to New Orleans way back when Emeril had a last name. I printed this recipe and a story to go with it on my previous blog, but they are so good, I thought […]

The French Truffle

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I do love the simplicity of a unfussed truffle. No gild or frill. Just quality chocolate, a bit of cream, a splash of cognac, a wisp of sea salt, and butter dipped and dusted. The French Truffle 9 oz bittersweet chocolate (min 65%) 6 oz heavy cream pinch sea salt 1 Tbs unsalted butter 2 Tbs cognac *chocolate for coating and cocoa powder (or powdered sugar) for dusting Bring heavy cream and sea salt to […]