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Yes, Chef Chocolate Molten Cake

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 9, 2012

Photo: Back to the Cutting Board

Chocolate Molten Cake

Some readers may recognize this as the winning dessert in Marcus’ Chopped All-Stars episode that won him the chance to compete in the All-Stars finale. This gooey chocolate cake with candied beets takes a bit of prep but yields tremendously indulgent results; highlighting a great accomplishment in the Yes, Chef journey.

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Chocolate Raspberry Tart Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | May 7, 2012

chocolate raspberry tart

This tart should come with a warning: “Proceed with caution!”

Its luscious chocolate ganache filling will reel you in while the raspberry preserve center is what will keep you coming back, bite after bite; sliver after sliver.  Cutting the richness so that you never think, “Oh this is too much” and instead  are constantly leering into the pan thinking, “Well, I suppose one more can’t hurt.”

It can’t. Read More

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Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | May 1, 2012

chia seed pudding

If you’re looking for something simple and sweet to munch on this spring, this is the perfect solution. Chia seeds, magically and with the smallest input of effort, make a wonderful, healthy pudding. Much like the way they take on a tapioca-like texture in the popular kombucha drinks, they gelatinize when soaked in water or nut milk. Add a little sweetener, and you have instant pudding.

As I have been finding out, they are very versatile in cooking, and you can also eat them raw sprinkled over cereals or grains. Plus, they’re packed with fiber, calcium, and omega-3s, making it a great alternative to other sugary snacks. Add your favorite fruit to make it an even more enjoyable easy spring dish!


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Spiked Butterscotch Tart Recipe

By Saira Malhotra | April 27, 2012

spiked butterscotch tart

Butterscotch has a vintage-like presence in our dessert selections. It occasionally makes an appearance at the ice cream stand or perhaps takes the form of a hard candy (offered, no doubt, by the hands of a grandparent), but that is about it!

This week, I had the craving for something buttery and smooth. I sought a dessert that tasted like a Werther’s Original but with an ‘adult’ edge to it. What could fit the build better than a ‘spiked’ butterscotch tart? The result: a creamy toffee-tasting tart with a ‘hum’ of warm scotch.


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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | April 13, 2012

chocolate chip cookies

Maybe I am slow to catch on, but my new favorite baking ingredient is almond meal, also known as almond flour. I don’t have a gluten allergy, but I love baking with it as an alternative to flour because then everyone can afford to indulge in a sweet treat.

I find that baking with almond flour yields lighter results, and adds a bit of protein and texture to boot. This recipe is a take on the classic, but made a little healthier. Obviously, glass of cold milk required.

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Pudding Recipe

By Aine Carlin | November 17, 2011

chocolate avocado pudding
BY AINE CARLIN

I should confess at this point to being an unashamed avocado-holic. Avocados rock my world in every way and I don’t just eat them when we’re dining on Mexican. Don’t get me wrong, guacamole is one of my absolute favorite things on earth but I’m just as happy scooping out that creamy flesh with a spoon and eating it as is. Even better, I adore it sliced and on toast with a sprinkling of sea salt, cracked black pepper and few splashes of Tabasco, sheer heaven!

Many people consider avocado to be a savory item (even though it is technically a fruit) and not be used in sweet dishes. But if you’ve ever added mango or pineapple to an avocado salsa you’ll know exactly where I’m coming from on this one. And even if you don’t and your worried there’s going to be an overriding taste of avocado let me put your mind at ease – I defy anyone you serve this to, to identify the primary ingredient in this dessert. Read More

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Vegan Avocado Chocolate Pudding Recipe

By Aine Carlin | November 17, 2011

chocolate avocado pudding
BY AINE CARLIN

I should confess at this point to being an unashamed avocado-holic. Avocados rock my world in every way and I don’t just eat them when we’re dining on Mexican. Don’t get me wrong, guacamole is one of my absolute favorite things on earth but I’m just as happy scooping out that creamy flesh with a spoon and eating it as is. Even better, I adore it sliced and on toast with a sprinkling of sea salt, cracked black pepper and few splashes of Tabasco, sheer heaven!

Many people consider avocado to be a savory item (even though it is technically a fruit) and not be used in sweet dishes. But if you’ve ever added mango or pineapple to an avocado salsa you’ll know exactly where I’m coming from on this one. And even if you don’t and your worried there’s going to be an overriding taste of avocado let me put your mind at ease – I defy anyone you serve this to, to identify the primary ingredient in this dessert. Read More

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Pistachio, Pecan, and Goji Berry Bites Recipe

By Aine Carlin | August 11, 2011

Photo: Aine Carlin

Photo: Aine Carlin

While I don’t have a massive sweet tooth, my afternoon pick-me-ups usually come in the form of something sugary. Since I’m trying to limit my cane sugar intake, I’m relying on fruit (frozen, dried, and fresh) to do the trick.

I’ve made so many variations of these raw balls that I’ve actually lost track of all the many and varied combos, but what I do know is that shredded coconut works exceptionally well in these sweet and chewy mouthfuls. Read More

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Blueberry and Corn Clafoutis Recipe

By Lindsay Hunt | July 11, 2011

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Photo: Lindsay Hunt

Late Saturday night, it did not seem ambitious to set my alarm for 10:45am the next morning.  It should have, because that left me 45 minutes before my friend was due to arrive for brunch on Sunday. Of course, at 2:30am on Saturday night, I didn’t have the clarity of mind to remember that too little prep time can result in catastrophic meals. I would have realized that that cooking brunch and deciding last minute to bake a dessert as well doesn’t usually make for epic meals. No, usually it does not work. Read More

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