Chocolate cherry trifle

January 4, 2010 § 3 Comments

Okay, I know we’re all supposed to be full of eager enthusiasm about our New Year’s resolutions right now, their being brand new and all.  Everybody’s hitting the gym, and trying to eat more vegetables and less junk, or to be more patient with all the people involved in the horrendous airline industry who make you wait in lines or on hold for hours at a time only to cancel your flights and then reroute you only after extensive convincing and still charge you that ridiculous $20 for your luggage plus fees for overweight baggage, even though it’s really not your fault that it’s impossible to pack light if you’re visiting Minnesota in the winter (it’s 20 below out people, come on)….That is to say, this is admittedly probably not the best time to be sharing tips on making decadent party desserts.  But hey, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  Plus, my personal resolution is to cut myself a little more slack, which I’ve determined for this moment means not worrying about the timing of this post and writing it anyway, just because I want to.  So, on with the trifle! « Read the rest of this entry »

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Creamy Chocolate “Mousse”

January 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

When I was little, chocolate mousse was by far and away my favorite dessert.  This is because I’ve been pretty much obsessed with whipped cream my entire life (I actually have to work really hard to control this love affair by not buying cream too often!  In college my roommate and I would make vanilla whipped cream and eat it straight almost every night, yikes.)  Chocolate mousse, seemed to me basically rich chocolate whipped cream that you could then top with vanilla whipped cream, just for good measure. « Read the rest of this entry »

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