Recipe: Easy-Peasey No-Bake Bittersweet Chocolate Pie

Recipe: Easy-Peasey No-Bake Bittersweet Chocolate Pie
No avocados were harmed in the making of this recipe. This pie is effortlessly vegan. And gluten and grain free. It requires no baking, and it comes together in a snap. It could have avocados in it, but it doesn't. Instead, it gets it's fabulous flavor and texture from really, really great chocolate

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Recipe: Raspberry Coffee Cake with Chocolate-Almond Streusel Swirl

Recipe: Raspberry Coffee Cake with Chocolate-Almond Streusel Swirl
If you were anywhere near New England on Thursday, you probably heard the collective groan of winter-weary residents as they looked out their windows and saw a foot and a half of fresh snow. Here in Portland, Maine we had been enjoying some pretty great spring-like temps and bare ground for a couple of weeks before this latest blast from that blowhard, Old Man Winter.

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Recipe: Cocoa-Rubbed Cornish Game Hens with Roasted Grapes

Recipe: Cocoa-Rubbed Cornish Game Hens with Roasted Grapes

This meal is satisfying on so many different levels. It's quick to put together, feels special enough for a Sunday supper with company, and can be replicated with chicken, turkey, or even duck (with cooking times adjusted, accordingly). For side dishes, consider simple mashed potatoes and green beans. Or a...

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Recipe: Chocolate-Infused Pork Posole

Recipe: Chocolate-Infused Pork Posole
When using chocolate in savory recipes, resist the urge to use that wrapped and re-wrapped unsweetened “baking” bar that has been sitting in your cupboard forever. Instead, choose a not-too-bitter bittersweet chocolate. I suggest a 55-65%, well-balanced with noticeable sweetness.

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Recipe: Lightning Fast Cinnamon Buns

Recipe: Lightning Fast Cinnamon Buns

Lightning Fast Cinnamon Buns (This recipe is adapted from Orange-Scented Chocolate-Espresso Cinnamon Buns in Kate's book Desserted.) Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin liberally with butter, or, alternatively, line with paper muffin cups.  For the filling: 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon...

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