Tag Archives: chocolate

Crash Test Kitchen: Spicy Venison Chili Con Carne

Spicy Venison Chili Con Carne

It’s Venison season here in the North and that’s a pretty good thing. I took many years discovering my love for venison, but now that it’s been located, I simply love finding new and creative ways of using the distinctly flavored meat of local game. Sometimes with a little help from unexpected places, such as my […]

Simple pleasures: Popping Lemon/Pistachio White Chocolate Truffles

white chocolate truffles

If you’re a regular ’round here, you may have noticed that things have turned a little, uh, over the top and ever so slightly excessive  lately: gourmet restaurant reviews, rabbit gumbo, premium vodkas, gold leaf and Caviar… It’s been a lot of fun, granted, and as I’ve always said: if it’s worth doing, it’s probably worth […]

Crowd-sourcing dessert: Chili orange chocolate mousse w/ licorice

chili orange chocolate mousse

About two weeks ago, I rather accidentally did my first crowd-sourced cooking experiment. I’d been given a bag of red hot chilies by our secretary at work, and I was at a loss as to what to do with them. I threw the ball up to the social web and was rewarded by quite a […]