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Pumpkin Pie from a real pumpkin

November 18th, 2008

Pumpkin Pie from a real pumpkin

I’ve always wanted to do this, and actually I have done it once but it didn’t turn out so good.  This time is different though — it turned out GREAT!  I used a whole (small) ambercup squash to make this delicious treat taste homemade and, well, delicious!  Even after having a couple of things go wrong the pie still turned out to be good and it looked good to boot.  This process takes (…read more and get the recipe)

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Steamed Homemade Hot Chocolate with Real Whipped Cream

June 20th, 2008

Steamed Homemade Hot Chocolate with fresh whipped cream - MakingBananaPancakes.com

Heavenly!  Pretty much sums up this delicious cup up of rich, chocolatey goodness.  I have to admit, I am a coffee snob.  I like my coffee so I go to a lot of good coffee shops.  When I first saw someone order a hot chocolate at my favorite coffee shop downtown I was amazed to see them steam the milk and use REAL chocolate sauce.  To top it all off they put fresh whipped cream on top — something we didn’t have very often growing up.  I suppose it’s this attention to quality and freshness that makes Red Horse my favorite to begin with.  The point is, their hot chocolate amazed me!  I started noticing other coffee shops made it like that too and they were delicious!  Some still use the powder and water method which usually tastes either too watered down, not rich enough or slightly like tin. (…read more and get the recipe)

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