The Metanomicon

Food, Art, and Miscellaneous Whimsy

Tebori Tattoos

Tebori

So, people say that there are three types of people who get tattoos; the collector, the casual, and the curious.  I never really agreed with these very small categories- after all, there are a million reasons to go under the needle, so to speak- but for simplicity’s sake, I will say that I am a […]

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Meringue Drops

meringue

Alternatively, this recipe can be used to make Pavlova. Instead of forming mounds, use a flexible spatula to spread meringue into an 8in circle on a parchment lined baking sheet. Use the back of a spoon to thin out the center and build up the sides. Bake the same and when ready to serve, top with whipped cream and poached fruit.

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Han Solo in Carbonite Chocolates

Han Solo chocolates

The chocolates I made for stocking stuffers this Christmas. They’re not especially holiday-themed, but somehow I doubt anyone will complain.

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Baklava

Baklava

A sweet and aromatic Middle Eastern dessert made from nuts, spices, honey, and phyllo dough. Prepare to put some time into this one, but the outcome is more than worth it! Please note that this is a highly aromatic dish with a blend of delicate flavors and it is important not to leave out or replace any ingredients with lower-quality substitutes.

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Chocolate Thumbprints

Chocolate Thumbprints

A good cookie for holiday gifting- chocolate cookies studded with white chocolate, toffee, and maraschino cherries.

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Tiramisu

Tiramisu

This classic Italian dessert is a delicious confection made from whipped cream, mascarpone, coffee, and ladyfingers. A great treat to impress friends and family!

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Veggie Lasagna

Veggie Lasagna

A hearty vegetarian lasagna with spinach, broccoli, and mushrooms and three types of cheese.

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Tomato-Artichoke Bruschetta

bruschetta

This garden-fresh appetizer is the perfect preface to any Italian-style meal. Bruschetta can also be served as a snack and is great with white wine.

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Cranberry Almond Biscotti

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

A delicious sweet and fruity biscuit to enjoy with coffee or simply as a cookie.

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Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Homemade chocolate truffles of four varieties: coconut, orange, espresso, and almond. A decadent treat that is simple to make.

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