Tag Archives: chocolate

Espresso Cookies, YUM!

Dean and Leslie with espresso cookies

I love my job. I have the privilege of developing recipes with Deans Beans organic and fair trade cocoa and coffee. Here I am with Dean Cycon in my gourmet country kitchen in Western Mass after shooting the recipe video for these rich, fudge-like Espresso cookies. Continue reading

Mocha Cake

Mocha Cake for Deans Beans

Imagine eating this delicious mocha cake warm out of the oven. YUM!

The UFOs, as Deans Beans’ calls their organic fair trade chocolate discs, on top and inside the cake, are slightly gooey. To add to the fun, I used Deans Beans’ organic, fair trade cocoa, and coffee, too, cause this is a recipe I created for Deans Beans. We will make a video of it soon and give you the recipe. Sneak peak, Continue reading

3 Great Desserts with Almonds

Organic Chocolate Chip Chevre Cheesecake

Here are some of my other favorite organic recipes with almonds that I like to make for Passover  Apricot Almond Thumbprint Cookies , Chocolate Almond Nutty Bars,  Chocolate Chip Chevre Pie Continue reading

Make your Own Horseradish and Charoset

Happy Passover and Happy Spring Everyone! Once you see how quick and easy it is to make your own grated horseradish and charoset, the nut and dried fruit dish that is part of the seder plate, I hope you will make your own.  Continue reading

Cacao vs Cocoa Benefits and Flavor

The difference between cacao and cocoa is that cacao is raw; cocoa is roasted. Cocoa is darker than the raw cacao. Some folks think that raw foods have more minerals than cooked cocoa. Cacao and Cocoa are both full of antioxidants and nutrients that positively affect our cardiovascular health and brain power. Undoubtedly, cocoa and cacao are mood enhancing Continue reading