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Hello to all you gentle readers. Silver Blue, Jonathan Everyday, The Wannabe Gourmet…all in one wrapper, John Barker. After a far-too-long sabbatical, I have returned…hoping to share lower fat, taste enhanced recipes with you.

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Orange Chocolate Breezes
November 13, 2008 – 8:48 pm | No Comment
Orange Chocolate Breezes

Orange Chocolate Breezes
1 cup fat free half & half
2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup freeze squeezed orange juice
1 4″x1″ orange rind (no pith)
6 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/3 cup Orange Cognac
Place half & half, milk, orange …

Double Chocolate Apricot Muffins
October 24, 2008 – 8:53 am | One Comment
Double Chocolate Apricot Muffins

Double Chocolate Apricot Muffins
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch Process Cocoa (sifted)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped …

Strawberry Mousse Chocolat
October 6, 2008 – 9:21 am | No Comment
Strawberry Mousse Chocolat

Strawberry Mousse Chocolat
Chocolate Base:
1/2 cup Regular Shortening
3 squares Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
2/3 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Topping:
1 pkg (425 g) frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, …

Homemade Chocolate Pudding
October 5, 2008 – 1:02 pm | No Comment
Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding
5 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 pinch salt
2 cups skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined, put in a saucepan …

Pecan Pie Bars
October 4, 2008 – 1:53 pm | No Comment
Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars
“Crust”:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup chopped pecans
“Filling/Topping”:
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 large …

Choco-Kissed Key Lime Bundt Bites
October 4, 2008 – 1:46 pm | No Comment
Choco-Kissed Key Lime Bundt Bites

Choco-Kissed Key Lime Bundt Bites
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tsp softened unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp grated lime zest
1 tbsp Key Lime juice
2/3 cup buttermilk
4 …

“Just Right” Chocolate Brownies
October 3, 2008 – 11:40 pm | 2 Comments
“Just Right” Chocolate Brownies

“Just Right” Chocolate Brownie
8 one oz squares of unsweetened chocolate
2 sticks of unsalted butter
5 large eggs
2 cps granulated white sugar
1 cp light brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
(Optional: add 1 tbsp …