Salted Chocolate Rye Cookies

Salted Chocolate Rye Cookies. Rich chocolatey cookies with muscovado sugar and rye flour topped with flaky sea salt. Deep, dark cookies with a truffle-like texture and a hint of malty flavor from the rye flour. Utterly beguiling. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

You know you’re a new homeowner when you find yourself attempting to do some quick and easy home improvements, like replacing the gungy kitchen faucet and tightening the loose handle on the dishwasher, and two days later, after trips to three different stores, you still don’t have the right part for the faucet and the […]

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Brown Butter Apple Bars

Brown Butter Apple Bars. A rich, buttery, cinnamon-kissed apple dessert. Perfect for a cold day when you could use a comforting treat. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

It’s been a busy month for us. Our suitcases have gotten a workout. We moved and began to unpack. Two weeks later we packed our bags and headed to Vegas where Dan was attending a conference. Then we got home on Friday afternoon, hastily dumped the contents of our bags on the floor unpacked and […]

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13 Ways of Looking at a Chocolate Cake

13 Ways of Looking at a Chocolate Cake. A showstopping cake for a special occasion. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

When our friend Traci commissioned a surprise birthday cake for her significant other, Dan, she requested something chocolate. So I started flipping through my cookbook collection looking for inspiration for chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. This was no time for restraint. Special occasions call for special cakes. And this would be a special cake. I […]

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Cocoa Nib Semifreddo #frozenfridays

Cocoa Nib Semifreddo. An easy and elegant dessert with just 3 ingredients. A frozen cocoa nib-infused mousse that's lighter in texture and smoother and creamier than ice cream, no ice cream maker required! Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

For the month of August, it’s been #frozenfridays here on the blog. Every Friday I’ve been posting about a frozen treat. So far, I’ve featured Thai iced tea popsicles, lime popsicles, passion fruit-pineapple popsicles, and mint chocolate sorbet. For the final Friday of August: cocoa nib semifreddo!  This cocoa nib semifreddo might be the easiest fancy dessert I’ve […]

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