Dark Chocolate Pistachio Slice and Bake Cookies

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Slice and Bake Cookies

When making cookies for Christmas this year I wanted to make a chocolate cookie. It didn’t have to be a Christmas cookie per say, but just a nice chocolate cookie.

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Slice and Bake Cookies

In my early internet days I found Epicurious.com it was my cooking dream come true. Recipes galore at my finger tips. Spending hours on the site was not unusual. While in the site for inspiration….not for cookies, I saw a recipe for chocolate pistachio cookie. Sounded delicious.

Delicious they were. A few tweeks and I had my chocolate cookie. Continue reading “Dark Chocolate Pistachio Slice and Bake Cookies”

Chocolate Meringue Pie

Chocolate Meringue Pie for dessert?

Chocolate Meringue Pie

As many couples do, Tim and I have shared special childhood memories, especially about food, since starting What the Forks for Dinner? One of Tim’s memories is about his Aunt Marge. For years she made Tim and his twin brother Chocolate Meringue Pie for their birthdays. It was always a special treat. Continue reading “Chocolate Meringue Pie”

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Gelato Tartufo

Until last week I had never heard of Tartufo. Was I ever missing out…..Dark Chocolate Pistachio Gelato Tartufo is now on my, I will be making this again, and again, and again list!

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Gelato Tartufo

Delizioso doesn’t begin to describe this incredible dessert. Tartufo is an Italian ice-cream dessert originating from Pizzo, Calabria. It’s normally two or more flavors of ice cream, with either fruit syrup or frozen fruit — typically raspberry, strawberry or cherry — in the center. Its then covered in a shell made of chocolate or cocoa, but cinnamon or nuts can also be used.

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Gelato Tartufo

So, I looked this up on Wikipedia and the Tartufo di Pizzo ice cream was invented in 1952 when a relative of King Victor Emannuel II came to Pizzo in honour of the celebration of an aristocratic marriage. For this occasion many guests were invited for an elaborate dinner. Unfortunately the hosts did not have enough cups to serve the guests the ice cream dessert, but a clever pastry maker named Don Pippo de Maria came up with a creative solution. Continue reading “Dark Chocolate Pistachio Gelato Tartufo”