recipes from The Peppermint Mocha Murder

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  • easy peppermint mocha fudge
  • peppermint mocha cookies with peppermint vanilla icing & candy cane sprinkles
  • peppermint mocha dipped pretzels with candy cane crunch
  • peppermint mocha no-bake mini cheesecakes with chocolate cookie crust
  • supersize peppermint mocha (for a crowd)

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excerpt from Dead and Ganache

Chapter One

Have you ever tasted a dry, disappointing brownie? A flat, greasy chocolate-chip cookie? A chocolate cream pie that was neither creamy nor chocolaty? Me, too! The difference is, when I encounter less-than-stellar baked goods, candies, drinks, or treats, I have to fix them. And I always do. Because that’s my job.

I’m a “chocolate whisperer” (the world’s first!). That means that I specialize in Theobroma cacao—and everything that’s made from it. My clients come to me (sometimes secretly) whenever they need to turn subpar chocolate goodies into culinary superstars.

Never heard of me? That’s exactly the way my clients (and I) like it. See, I mostly work on a referral basis, troubleshooting chocolates on the QT for a carefully selected group of consultees. Sometimes that means developing new product lines for multinational corporations. Sometimes it means creating chocolate ice creams, cheesecakes, or elaborately plated desserts for restaurateurs. Sometimes it means getting my hands dirty in the back-of-house at a local mom-and-pop bakery, helping it compete with a rival pâtisserie or encroaching fast-food chain.

I don’t take jobs because they’re lucrative. I take them because they’re challenging. Or interesting. Or just because someone really needs my help. I’m a soft touch that way.

I just can’t say no. Especially not when it comes to sweet, heart-poundingly luscious chocolate, in all of its myriad forms.

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recipes from Dead and Ganache

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  • French yogurt cake (with chocolate)
  • microwave chocolate cake for one (for Danny)
  • le chocolat chaud (French-style hot chocolate)
  • (stress-relieving) oatmeal-cranberry-pecan cookies with white chocolate

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The Semi-Sweet Hereafter by Colette London

excerpt from The Semi-Sweet Hereafter

Chapter One

When most people find out what I do for a living, they have one of two reactions. Either they think my life is a nonstop vacation (because of all the traveling I do), or they think I must have a sweet tooth the size of Texas (because of all the chocolate I sample). The truth is, those people are not wrong.

I do visit my share of exotic locales. The Taj Mahal. The Eiffel Tower. The Great Wall of China. All of them (and more) have starring roles in my Instagram feed. And I do taste more than the typical amount of chocolate. Caramel truffles. Triple mocha brownies. Cocoa cake with raspberry buttercream.

I’m guilty. Guilty as charged.

But that’s not because I’m an incurable vagabond or because I’m a glutton for Theobroma cacao. It’s because—in the first case—my eccentric uncle Ross’s will stipulates that I keep moving . . . at least if I want to supply myself with couverture spoons and Converse (and I do). It’s also because—in the second case—sharpening my renowned taste buds with all the latest chocolaty treats is my job. Seriously. It really is.
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recipes from The Semisweet Hereafter

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  • double chocolate stout cookies
  • strawberry-chocolate Eton mess
  • Goldie’s chocolate sticky toffee pudding cake
  • chocolate Bakewell tart

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