Posted on Friday, 24th February 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I love to entertain and these mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cakes are the types of desserts I like to prepare for a cocktail party or a barbecue. I usually make a trio of mini desserts, including a cake option

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Photo of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cake on a cake stand.
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Posted on Friday, 17th February 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Complete and utter indulgence, velvety and luscious Cappuccino-Fudge Cheesecake.  When I spotted this cheesecake recipe at Bon Appétit I asked myself the same question I ask myself whenever I run across a dessert that literally has me smacking my lips and

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A close up photo of a Baked Cheesecake on a cake stand.
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Posted on Friday, 10th February 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I know I went on record a few months ago saying, “I hate store-bought Puff Pastry!” but I’m happy to say I’ve finally made my peace with it.  I’ve made a new best friend in the grocery freezer aisle, it

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A photo of an Italian Rustic Tart, Sfoglia di Mele (Apple Tart), cooling on a wire rack.
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Posted on Friday, 3rd February 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Crema Fritta alla Veneziana, Venetian Style Fried Cream, traditional street food enjoyed throughout Veneto, Italy, is going to knock your socks off! Fried desserts (in my opinion) are the ultimate indulgence (or is chocolate? hmm…) and this one is absolutely

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A photo of Crema Fritta alla Veneziana, Venetian Style Fried Cream, dusted with confectioners' sugar in a paper cone displayed on a dark wooden board.
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Posted on Friday, 20th January 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I was immediately inspired to make these Pots de Crème when I ran across a few unopened parcels from a “food prop” shopping spree I took a few months ago.  It was like Christmas all over again.  Every time I

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A photo of a French dessert, chocolate pots de crème served garnished with sweetened whipped cream.
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Posted on Friday, 13th January 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I couldn’t have picked a better day to prepare this warm Pear Crostata, the snow is falling and it’s so cold outside.  I think it may be the only thing I enjoy about the winter season, indulging in what I

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A photo of an Italian Pear Tart with Chocolate Almond Frangipane in a green ceramic tart dish displayed on a cloth napkin on a wire rack.
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Posted on Friday, 23rd December 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

Zeppole di San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph’s Day Fritters), scrumptious deep-fried Italian Fritters are made with pasta choux or bignè (cream puff dough). The pastry dough is piped into nests and deep-fried creating a crispy outer crust.  The choux pastry nests are truly irresistible

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A photo of 4 Zeppole di San Giuseppe, St. Joseph's Day Fritters on a white rectangular dish set off to the side.
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Posted on Friday, 4th November 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I know what you’re thinking, “More chocolate?” – Yes! – But not just any chocolate, undeniably delectable chocolate.  Light and creamy Raspberry-White Chocolate Ganache sandwiched between two intense soft and chewy Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies.  Can you say, “Irresistible?” I know

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A photo of soft and chewy Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Raspberry-White Chocolate Ganache Filling.
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