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It is hard to believe, but it is time for back-to-school again. Parents are breathing a sigh of relief while the kids are vacillating between glum and excited. When kids head back to school, it is hectic getting everything ready, finding all the required supplies, buying new clothes. And once school starts, everyone has to get settled into the daily routine again. I was always nervous about the first day of school, even though every year I was in classes with all the same kids I grew up with. It seems silly now, but at the time it was quite traumatic. I needed comforting foods to help me ease back into the school year schedule and Sloppy Joes were one of my favorites.
Sometimes you just need a chocolate cake. Wait. Make that NEED a chocolate cake. Yep, that was me this week. There has been a lot going on in my life lately and a luscious cake was just the thing to soothe my frazzled soul. This is one heck of a great cake and I am thrilled to share it with you!
This year for The Artist’s birthday, he asked me to make him game hens with compound butter. It is one of his favorites and we don’t have it very often making it a meal for a special occasion. This was a landmark birthday for him and instead of a huge party, he wanted a quiet dinner at home with a nice meal. I was happy to comply.
Today’s Chocolate Monday is a little different. I thought it would be fun to share some of the techniques I use when baking and working with chocolate. These tips will help you produce more beautiful, consistent results. All of these are lessons I have learned over the years of traditional cooking and baking, and they have become even more helpful now that I am gluten-free. By understanding how to do things the best way, the challenges that are inherent in GF baking, can be minimized.