Home & Garden Insights

July 10, 2008

Dark-Chocolate-Dipped Cherry Ice Cream Cones

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3 pints premium cherry ice cream
8 sugar cones
1 11.5-ounce package bittersweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped toasted almonds

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June 25, 2008

Chocolate angel food cake with fruit and maple yogurt

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1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
12 egg whites (or 1 1/2 cups prepackaged egg whites)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups fresh strawberries
4 cups fresh raspberries
1/4 cup peach nectar
1 tbsp honey
1 cup plain lowfat yogurt
2 tbsp maple syrup

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June 24, 2008

Chocolate brownies with orange cream cheese frosting

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1 (13x9x1-inch) disposable aluminum baking pan
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet
chocolate, chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
10 tablespoons (11/4 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted
butter, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
1/2 cup toasted pistachios, toasted sweetened flaked coconut, or untoasted sweetened flaked coconut

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