Monthly Archives: November 2021

Reine de Saba or Queen of Sheba Cake

There are so few ingredients in this recipe that it allows the chocolate to shine. Therefore, use the absolute best you can afford. Also, in many recipes it calls for beating the butter and sugar first. I switched the order and whipped the egg whites first and then moved those to another bowl.  This prevented […]
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Roasted Eggplant Tapenade

Makes 2 cups 1 medium eggplant, whole, unpeeled Oil, for rubbing eggplant 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons capers, drained 2 tablespoons pitted black Kalamata olives 1 tablespoon tomato paste ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Juice of 1 lemon (2 tablespoons) Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon chopped sun-dried tomatoes, optional Preheat oven to 375F. Place […]
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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

The holidays are a time of indulgence. I love the seasonal taste and aroma of pumpkin and when paired with chocolate, it adds to the luxury.  Combine them into cheesecake and, well, mission accomplished! This recipe cuts down on the fuss factor by using canned pumpkin and a conventional cake pan. Whereas other recipes call […]
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