Tuesday, November 6, 2018

5 Chocolate Friday Favorites

Good morning!

Here are my 5 favorite chocolate finds this week. 

Country Cleaver

Double Chocolate Bread from Baked Bakery NYC.

Interesting Article

Archeologists have discovered  cocoa in 900 year old pottery in South America, which means that the people were drinking it 1500 years before the people of Mexico. 


Love this cute shirt.

Have a great weekend. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dark Chocolate Atole

As the weather get warmer a cup of hot chocolate in the morning or before bed is one of my favorite beverages. This chocolate atole is a wonderful addition to your drinking chocolate repertoire because it "kicks it up a notch" with a little spice and a little rum. The consistency is a bit like pudding because of the cornmeal. I think you will love it on a cool Fall or winter evening. 

Dark Chocolate Atole 

Recipe from Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate

1/2 cup of fine ground cornmeal
21/2 cups of whole milk
21/2 cups of water
1 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
5 tablespoons cane sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of dark rum
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons Valrhona cocoa powder
6 ounces Valrhona Equatorial chocolate
Whipped Cream

Combine the corn meal, milk water, Cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and rum in a blender and blend the mixture until smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a medium saucepan and add the salt and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil over medium heat whisking constantly. Reduce heat to low and cook until the mixture thickens slightly, then cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add chocolate and whisk until melted.

Serve with whipped cream and enjoy.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

5 Chocolate Favorites for Halloween

Next Wednesday is Halloween can you believe it? After that it is the fast track to Christmas.  If you are going to a party or having a little celebration at home here are 5 of my favorite chocolate Halloween treats. 

Chocolate Ghost Cake from Kanela and Lemon

I love this Chocolate Ghost Cake from Kanela and Lemon. This cake is just one of the beautiful creations and photos on this blog. 

Spider Web Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Mummy Rice Krispy Bars

Will Cook for Smiles made these easy and delicious Double Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars.

I made this Mummy Cake last year and again this year for my neighbor kids and they loved it. It is so easy and a great little project for your to make with your kids!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

5 Chocolate Friday Favorites

Good morning!  Here are my 5 chocolate favorites from this week. 

I love peanut butter cups, peanut butter eggs, ghosts, trees and whatever other shape comes up with but occasionally I eat too many and am left with a pile of them. Rather than wasting them I like to make these Reece's Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cookies.

Oh my goodness, doesn't this Oohey Gooey Chocolate Cake look decadent? I cannot wait to make it. 

Chocolate Waffles! I have never had chocolate waffles and I cannot wait to make this recipe from I Bake He Shoots

This Chocolate Tea is a great drink when you do not feel like the calories from hot chocolate. It is light and has the essence of chocolate so you get all of the flavor but not the calories. 

That's it for this week. I hope you found something your liked!

Have a great day. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

5 Chocolate Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Is there anything better than Friday? Ok, maybe starting the day off with something chocolate. Here are my 5 Chocolate Friday Favorites. 

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies  are a favorite in my house all year long. 

All The Crumbs Please

This Death By Chocolate Cake from All the Crumbs Please is so cute and a great cake to make with your kids and grandkids!

Oreo Acorns

Oreo Acorns from The First Year are so easy and cute for game day or a Fall party. 

Image Two Peas and Their Pod

Baker's Royale

This photo from Baker's Royale is gorgeous! And the Chocolate Covered Pears look delicious!

Cute Finds for Holiday Gifts

Mini Cake Set great for the baker in your life. 

Cute T-shirt although I wish it said I just want to drink hot chocolate and bake things!

Have a great weekend. 

You can also check out my Friday Favorites from Pine Cones and Acorns and my 

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

5 Chocolate Friday Favorites

Good morning! Happy Friday! I hope you enjoy my 5 chocolate favorites for the week. 

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin and chocolate are the perfect pairing. These Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are easy and delicious and are a must for your Fall table. 

Spider Web Cheesecake

Oh my goodness, Pecan Pie Brownies! These look fabulous. 

Drinking Chocolate

I am always on the hunt for really good drinking chocolate and this one is my new favorite.

Does it get any better than FREE? Check out Death by Chocolate on Kindle. It's free today. 

Have a great weekend and be safe. 

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

5 Chocolate Friday Favorites

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Good morning chocolate lovers! Here are my 5 favorite chocolate finds from the week! I hope that you visit the blogs and try these delicious recipes and that you enjoy my chocolate finds.   

Image I Am Baker

Oh my goodness...I am drooling over this Chocolate Mayonaise Cake from I Am Baker.

Image Pastry Affair

If you have any leftover zucchini you can make these Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins from Pastry Affair.

These Salted Chocolate Stuffed Caramel Cookies from Creme de la Crumb look like something I would eat the entire pan of before they were even cool. 

Chocolate Cookbook

The New Chocolate Cookbook by Maricel E. Presilla.  This book looks great!

Chocolate Shower Gel!  Sounds like a great way to start the day!