Chef Lea McIntoshpresents delicious culinary recipes that you can use for your own entertaining. “Don’t be intimidated, you will enjoy making something from scratch to share with your friends and family.”

Sweet Bites

Recipe Revival: Cheesecake

Comments Off 06 May 2011

Read Full Feature in Nesting Newbies Magazine, 2011 Issue No.5

Chef Lea McIntosh discovers that her grandmother’s family-famous cheesecake traces back to an historic New Hampshire Inn and revives the recipe using modern cooking techniques and “pick your crust” options.

Images by Rio Costantini

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Sweet Bites

WhatChaMaCallIt® Chocolate Fondue

Comments Off 07 February 2011

“My mother had a sweet tooth and there are a few of those sweets I remember seeing her eat time and time again,” Chef Lea McIntosh reminisces. “One of those was a Whatchamacallit® candy bar by Hershey’s. I am not sure which she liked more, the candy or the name, but she is the inspiration for this fondue. Love you mom!”

Chocolate Fondue

Serves 8 to 10

2 cups milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup caramel sundae topping, prefer Mrs. Richardson’s Butterscotch Caramel Topping
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Recipe Original Rice Krispie Treats

1. Combine milk chocolate chips, peanut butter, caramel, butter, vanilla extract in mixing bowl; set aside.
2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring heavy cream to a simmer and remove from heat. Immediately pour cream into the chocolate bowl and begin whisking ingredients until fully combined and smooth.
3. Transfer melted chocolate mixture into a fondue bowl insert and serve over low heat. During service, occasionally stir fondue to keep from burning or separating. Serve with mini homemade Rice Krispie Treats cut into squares or use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make mini hearts.

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