Monthly Archives: December 2011

Some things I am interested in making

… when I am not lazy and just making enough spaghetti sauce and pasta to get us through until after Christmas.

Peter Berley’s Leek Soup with Peas and Sauerkraut

China Forbes Quinoa with Avocado

Swiss Chard, Tamarind and Chickpea Stew

Anything exciting you’ve bookmarked for later?


Dark chocolate tart/pie with gingersnap crust

Sofor Thanksgiving this year my mom put me in charge of desserts.  However, I was having lack of brain functioning issues, so I gave her choices and made her select and then made those.  In the end, she and my dad together requested a dark chocolate tart and key lime cheesecake.  While the cheesecake was tasty, it wasn’t any different tasting than key lime pie, and significantly more work, so I will stick to pie from here on out.  However, the chocolate tart?  That was fantastic!  Like a truffle with a hint of ginger in it.  Very rich and very yummy.  So that is what I shall share with you all, I recommend making it for Christmas and delighting your families!

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