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  • RECIPE: The Scondy

    SERVINGS:  4 Ingredients                                                                    1 ounce Jameson whisky 1 ounce Jamaican Myer’s rum 3/4 ounces ginger syrup 3/4 ounces fresh lemon juice 1 large egg whites ice Angostura bitters (for garnish)   Instructions In a cocktail shaker, combine the scotch, rum, ginger syrup, lemon juice and egg white. Shake like crazy. Fill the shaker with ice and shake […]

  • RECIPE: Signature Brownies

    This recipe is the one that started my love affair with chocolate in general and brownies in particular. Handed down from my grandmother Rose to my mom, Hilda, and then on to me, it is the best brownie recipe ever. Why? Because it blends two chocolates: semisweet and cocoa powder. Most brownie recipes call for one or the other, rarely both, but the double dose of chocolate delivers a much more interesting flavor profile. My Signature Brownies are dense, chocolatey, […]

  • RECIPE: Brownie buckeye cookies

    BROWNIE COOKIES 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 6 tablespoons salted butter 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon 100% baking cocoa   PEANUT BUTTER FILLING 1 cup creamy peanut butter (all-natural recommended) 1 cup confectioners’ sugar   SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE TOPPING 1/2 cup (3 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 teaspoon vegetable shortening or coconut oil YIELD 15 cookies PREP 25 minutes BAKE […]

  • RECIPE: Cookie dough brownie bites

    YIELD 28 pieces PREP 20 minutes BAKE 12 minutes SPECIAL EQUIPMENT Mini muffin pan; small scoop Signature Brownie recipe for 8 x 8-inch pan (page 19) RAW COOKIE DOUGH FILLING 12 tablespoons (11/2 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar 11/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 11/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons milk SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 teaspoon vegetable shortening or coconut oil   Here’s a riddle: What […]

  • RECIPE: Chocolate-cherry brownie bonbons

    YIELD 32 bonbons PREP 25 minutes BAKE 25 minutes SPECIAL EQUIPMENT Small scoop   Is there a better marriage of flavors than cherry and chocolate? Nope! And this recipe brings these soul mates together in a bitter-and-sweet fusion of semisweet and dark chocolate plus maraschino cherries. Fall in love with dessert all over again.   BROWNIE BATTER 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 6 tablespoons salted butter, softened 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar […]

  • RECIPE: Pumpkin pie with brownie

    YIELD 8 to 10 servings PREP 15 minutes BAKE 50 minutes   This recent addition to our family’s holiday fare was a H-U-G-E hit! It’s spicy, sweet flavor and rich, creamy texture are what you’d expect from a much more complicated recipe. But it really is a breeze to make. Guess you could say it’s as easy as pie. And who doesn’t appreciate easy around the holidays? Or, pie for that matter!   BROWNIE BRITTLE CRUST 11/2 cups BROWNIE BRITTLE […]

  • RECIPE: Zoup! Spicy Black Bean Chili

    Ingredients:       1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 medium white onion, diced 1 carrot, peeled and diced 2-3 celery stalks, diced 2 Jars Zoup! Good, Really Savory Vegetarian Broth 1 Green Pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 4 mild green chille peppers, chopped 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 small can tomato paste 1 large can crushed tomatoes 1 large can diced tomatoes 1 tsp. fresh thyme ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 2 tsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. chili […]

  • Semi fire closes lanes, spills fuel onto I-70 eastbound

    INDIANAPOLIS – All lanes of eastbound I-70 were closed early Tuesday after a semi went up in flames. State Police officers responded to the blaze on I-70 near Shadeland Avenue shortly before 2:30 a.m. Firefighters believe the fire started because of a mechanical issue in the cab of the truck. According to police, approximately 100 gallons of fuel spilled onto the interstate after the fuel tank ruptured. No injuries were reported. Cleanup is expected to continue through the early part […]

  • Police provide update after a dozen shots fired at IMPD Northwest District headquarters

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department literally came under fire by a gunman late Tuesday night. According to police, more than a dozen shots were fired at the Northwest District headquarters in the 3800 block of Industrial Boulevard around 11 p.m.  The front of that building is mostly double pane glass which was shattered by the bullets. Detectives are still searching for the shooting suspect, but police also made very clear the attack against their building is an […]

  • Cleanup on SB I-465 complete 10 hours after semi carrying cookie dough catches fire

    INDIANAPOLIS – All southbound lanes of I-465 near Shadeland Avenue and Fall Creek Road have finally reopened after a semi fire that occurred early Tuesday morning. Crews responded to the fire shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday and found a semi carrying cookie dough fully engulfed in flames. The fire and fire cleanup blocked three southbound lanes on I-465 and traffic in the area was slow moving for 10 hours. Crews finally finished cleanup just after 2 p.m. A state inspector […]