White Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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White Chocolate Mocha CheesecakeThis indulgent White Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake is exceptional.  White chocolate, coffee and an ingredient no one will guess impart a creamy luxuriousness with a flavor that lingers after the last bite.  I modeled this cheesecake after the top layer of the Tri-Chocolate Pate that also uses Maderia as its undetectable, but most important flavoring. Continue reading

Brie and Bacon Tart

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Brie and Bacon TartThis Brie and Bacon Tart was sold from our take out shop.  The combination of brie, bacon and caramelized onions is hard to beat. Unlike a quiche, I have used a combination of low fat cottage cheese and plain yogurt as well as eggs for the liquid. Not only does it reduce the calories from cream which is usually used,  but this combination allows the flavors to come through since the cottage cheese/yogurt mix does not coat your tongue as does cream. Continue reading

Versatile Breakfast Cookies

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Breakfast CookiesBreakfast cookies were huge in the ‘70’s.  They were also called ranger cookies.  Basically, the cookies were loaded with fruit, wheat, oats, and nuts providing protein and fiber to keep you going and filled up for a while. Continue reading

Time to Make Mincemeat

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MincemeatThis Mincemeat is meatless and easily made.  Coming from England, it essentially consists of cutting up a lot of fruit and letting it age with citrus, spices, rum and brandy.  As the years have gone by, the meat has been removed and almost anything goes as far as what fruits to include.  This is my version but by far not the only one.  You can tell it comes from long ago when spices and alcohol were used as preservatives. Continue reading

Cuccidati Coffeecake

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Cuccidati CoffeecakeCuccidati Coffeecake came about because of my love of this Italian cookie.  When I was researching cookies for my cookie book, a co-worker told me about Cuccidati cookies.  I have loved them ever since. Continue reading