Chocolate Mousse, Richard Nixon, and the Chocolate Easter Bunny

French Dessert CHOCOLATE MOUSSE INGREDIENTS 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate 3 eggs 1½ cups heavy cream 6 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 can whipped cream (Optional in some households. Mandatory in mine.) 2 teaspoons […]

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Dutch Cookies and the Best Ways to Celebrate Redheads

Dutch Dessert SPECULAAS (Dutch cookie) INGREDIENTS 1¼ cups butter (2½) sticks 1⅓ cups brown sugar 1 medium egg ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoons ginger 1 teaspoon nutmeg […]

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Peanut Butter Chip Cookies – Tap it’s Amazing Power

American Dessert PEANUT BUTTER CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 10 […]

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Iraqi Wheat Pudding and Fruit-Flavored Condoms

Iraqi Dessert MA’MOUNIA (wheat pudding) INGREDIENTS 3 cups water 1¼ cups sugar ½ teaspoon lemon juice ⅓ cup unsalted butter or regular butter ¾ cups semolina or whole wheat flour ½ tablespoon orange blossom water […]

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pie

American Dessert PEANUT BUTTER PUMPKIN PIE INGREDIENTS 2 eggs ¼ teaspoon cardamom, ground ½ tablespoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon cloves, ground ¾ teaspoon ginger, ground ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup sugar ½ cup […]

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Carrot Cake, Burritos, and the Russian Revolution

American Dessert CARROT CAKE INGREDIENTS – MAIN 4 eggs 1⅓ cups sugar ⅔ cup light brown sugar 3 cups shredded carrots 1 cup vegetable oil ¼ teaspoon allspice 2 teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ginger ¼ […]

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