Posted on Friday, 14th September 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Do you ever have one of those days when you’re feeling blue for no reason (Chocolate Cream Tartlets to the rescue)? I’ve been having one of those weeks. I think I’m experiencing the “end-of-summer” blues. And whenever I’m feeling a

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A photo of various Chocolate Tartlets on a rectangular-shaped white textured dish.
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Posted on Friday, 7th September 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I was up bright and early this morning making dark chocolate cake donuts. My son, Matt, started the new school year yesterday. He decided in the spring that he wanted to enrol in business school. Unfortunately that means delaying University a

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A photo of Dark Chocolate Cake Donuts with Salted Caramel Glaze cooling on a wire rack.
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Posted on Friday, 31st August 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I’m hosting a ladies night soon and I’ve been testing recipes. I’m hoping to have a trio of mini desserts for the ladies to enjoy. And I also want to prepare a couple of different cocktails. White chocolate and raspberries

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A photo of a White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake frosted with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and decorated with chocolate curls and gold dust.
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Posted on Friday, 3rd August 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

When I have a craving for something it seems to be the only thing I can think about. And this week all I could think about was blueberries and pastry. Instead of whipping up my usual fruit tart with crema pasticcera

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Blueberry Tart with crispy sweet pastry, layer of lemon curd and mascarpone cream.
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Posted on Friday, 27th July 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

My publicist reached out to me a few weeks ago with a request, “Would you like to donate a signed copy of your book to a fundraiser, Cookies for Cody?” Without hesitation, my reply was “Of course I would!” Cody’s

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A picture of Cody in his hospital bed.
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Posted on Saturday, 21st July 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I love the combination of dark chocolate and raspberries but when I want an extra special chocolate cake I bring out the cherries. Cherries marry well with a lot of flavours, almonds, coffee, orange, vanilla, white chocolate but they pair

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A photo of Chocolate Cake frosted with Chocolate Ganache and decorated with Glazed Cherries with a slice removed and displayed on a pale green frosted glass cake stand.
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Posted on Wednesday, 11th July 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

A couple of weeks ago one of my regular visitors, Ela, reached out with a special request, “Can you feature a copycat recipe for The Cheesecake Factory Fresh Banana Cream Cheesecake?” Ela couldn’t have reached out at a better time

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A close up, cropped photo of Banana Cream Cheesecake with layer of Bavarian Cream and decorated with Whipped Cream on a white cake stand with a black background.
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Posted on Friday, 6th July 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

About a month ago I spotted a bag of Australian Style Gourmet Black Liquorice at my local market. I’m a huge fan of black liquorice and of course I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try a gourmet variety. Well, it

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A photo of two Licorice Crème Brûlée desserts in small black iron pots with lids placed in a row on a black, rectangular slate tile.
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