Heart-Shaped Dried Cherry and Chocolate Chip Scones

Heart-Shaped Dried Cherry and Chocolate Chip Scones

Okay, so you don't have to make them heart-shaped. But aren't they pretty this way? A far cry from the usual globs I throw down on my baking sheet to make scones. I got this recipe from Bon Appétit back in 2002 and it's one of our favorites. You can cut these out (or make globs) [...]

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Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, and Dill Mousse

Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, and Dill Mousse

My mother used to tell me that if you can find only one great recipe in a cookbook, that the book would be worth the price you paid for it. I agree. Now, I'm all for experimenting and cooking up your own creations without the need of a recipe. I get it. However... I find [...]

Simon Hopkinson’s Chocolate Tart

The first time I made and tasted this chocolate tart recipe from Simon Hopkinson, the famed British chef and celebrated cookbook author, I almost couldn't believe what I was experiencing. I certainly don't want to offend anybody but I'll say...it was almost like having a religious experience. Really. Not being a particularly huge chocolate fan (As [...]