Chocolate Truffles (Dark, Milk and Vanilla)

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but chocolate truffles are always in season. For years I've used truffles from fancy chocolate stores as, what I call, "prescription-strength chocolate" for my friends when they're feeling down. If your friend is a sobbing mess curled up on the couch in sweatpants and a ratty blanket because she got in … Continue reading Chocolate Truffles (Dark, Milk and Vanilla)

[Archive] Mini Chocolate Glazed Cream Puffs with Flavored Pastry Cream (Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee, Peanut Butter)

Oh choux-t! Guess who learned how to make cream puffs?! Like many who grew up in Wisconsin, I think of cream puffs as nostalgia in pastry form. My dad took my brother and me to the Walworth County Fair every year to accomplish two things: attend the demolition derby and eat a massive, messy cream puff. The crisp pastry … Continue reading [Archive] Mini Chocolate Glazed Cream Puffs with Flavored Pastry Cream (Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee, Peanut Butter)