Benoîtons with Chocolate Chips

Benoitons with Chocolate Chips (French Rye Rolls)

  On the day of our departure from France my husband and I rose early.  Already on “home” mode, we packed the night before and, after a light breakfast, went about tidying up the apartment we rented during the last half of our vacation (more on this in an upcoming post).  It had been a […]

Dark Chocolate and Salted Pretzel Tart

Dark Chocolate and Salted Pretzel Tart {No-Bake} | Lemons & Anchovies Blog

  There’s something about putting together a chocolate dessert that is so satisfying (lemon desserts, too, for that matter).  For Easter lunch with my family I was asked to bring something sweet.  A cake is what first came to mind but a few days before Easter I picked up my iPad and flipped through old […]

Chocolate-Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

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  My stove has been doing the strangest thing for the last couple of years.  When the range is warm from the oven or broiler being used, I can’t use the low setting of my front burners without the igniter clicking incessantly.  Over time, I’ve figured out that If I turn on one of the […]

Chocolate Caramel Blueberry Trifle

Chocolate Caramel Blueberry Trifle-3

  Though I generally lean towards simple, classic foods, putting a twist on an old favorite can be a treat for the taste buds, too.  I’ve shared quite a few recipes here that I’ve left my mark on by putting what some might consider an unusual spin or two–but mostly, they’ve been well received.  I’ve […]

Vanilla Lemon Swirl Bars

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  During a quick visit to Anthropologie last week I picked up a cookbook dedicated to vanilla recipes.  Of the two camps, vanilla and chocolate, I have always been loyal to the latter but lately I’ve found myself craving vanilla flavors.  I believe that part of my aversion to vanilla as a child  was because […]

Chocolate-Coconut Scones

Chocolate Coconut Scones-3

  I’m on a mission to try all the fitness classes at my neighborhood gym.  I signed up years ago to have a place to work out when bad weather wouldn’t permit me to run or ride my bike.  I’ve taken advantage of the swimming pool, the weight room and the cardio machines; I even […]

Chocolate Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

Chocolate Belgian Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

  I spent a day this past weekend catching up with my family–my parents, my sisters, nieces and nephews.  Typical of most of our family gatherings, the day was centered around food.  The large, round table at the restaurant overflowed with more food than we could eat.  It was always this way growing up–everyone was […]

Chocolate Pound Cake

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  A few years ago I discovered my neighborhood used book store.  It’s a not-so-tiny-but-still-cozy place with a steady stream of previously-loved books flowing in.  I don’t know why it took me so long to realize that it would be a wonderful source for old cookbooks–maybe I feared that I’d hurt the nice UPS man’s […]