Chocolate Mousse..with a twist

Chocolate mousse is one of the best creations…EVER.  I’ve been wanting to make it for a while now but the ingredients are very discouraging: heavy cream, 6-8 eggs, sugar, chocolate, etc..Ah!  When a craving comes along, I go to Whole Foods and get my fix…UNTIL NOW.  This chocolate mousse recipe is delicious, easy, and much lower in fat and calories!  Do NOT let the first … Continue reading Chocolate Mousse..with a twist

Illa Auntie’s Baklava

Illa Auntie’s baklava is world famous and is a necessary dessert at all of our family parties.  Here is her secret: Servings: 1 tray of baklava Ingredients: Box of Filo dough Butter – approximately 3 sticks – melted and hot Extremely soft fan brush About 2 cups of chopped walnuts (use a chopper) 1 1/3 cups of water filled to the rim 1 1/3 cups … Continue reading Illa Auntie’s Baklava

Kentucky Derby (Chocolate Chip Pecan) Pie

This is one of Seema’s favorites.  It is heavenly and best served warm with vanilla ice cream. Servings: 1 pie Ingredients: Ready-made pie crust 1/2 cup white Karo syrup 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 stick margarine (or butter) melted 1/2 package (3 oz. of chocolate chips) 2 eggs (Alternative: 2 Tbs. of ground flax seed + 6 Tbs. water.  Note: we have never actually tried the … Continue reading Kentucky Derby (Chocolate Chip Pecan) Pie