Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Shrimp Satay
These spicy shrimp satays will be the stars of your Valentine's Day dinner, party or appetizer tray! More »
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Fondue
This fabulous lox and cream cheese fondue is ideal for a Valentine's Day brunch or as an appetizer with white wine — be sure to serve it with bagel chunks. More »
Upside-Down Chocolate Fudge Pudding
A delicious dessert for Valentine's Day or any occasion — the sauce ends up on the bottom and the cake on top! More »
Dark Chocolate & Orange Potato Cheesecake
Want to treat your Valentine to something truly decadent this year? Rich, dark and chocolatey, this splendid vegetarian cheesecake boasts bittersweet chocolate in the filling and a base of chocolate cookie crumbs. More »
Rocky Road Brownies
These are perfect anytime of year, make a wonderful snack, and are the ideal Valentine's Day treat. More »
Fudge Drops
These yummy drops are crisp on the outside with a chewy middle. They have lots of chocolate, nuts and coconut throughout. Perfect any time of year, especially Valentine's Day! More »
Marry Me Toffee
'I have made several hundred batches of this mouthwatering toffee for people all over the country, and almost everyone agrees that it is one of the most delicious and addictive candies they have ever tasted. This buttery, chocolate-topped candy is particularly popular with men, hence the name (it... More »
The Science of Candy Making
Candy making is based upon sugar chemistry, with different ingredients and different methods producing different candies. Some fundamental knowledge of how the different ingredients interact with the sugar is very useful if we want to improve a candy’s texture or compare one recipe to another.... More »
Chocolate Mousse-Filled Cupcakes
These cupcakes are a grown-up version of the store-bought treats beloved by children. Devil’s food cupcakes are filled with a luscious chocolate mousse center and topped with a coating of chocolate ganache. What a fabulous Valentine treat! More »
Mexican Chocolate Cakes
This is a family favorite of author Kelley Cleary Coffeen…rich mounds of chocolate with just a hint of cinnamon and chile. She loves serving them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. More »
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