Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Gifts for The Hot Chocolate Lover in Your Life

If you like hot chocolate or know someone that does than you will love these fabulous gift ideas.


40 Sinfully Sweet Hot Chocolate Recipes! If you are a subscriber you can read it free!

I have this book and have made many recipes from it. 

Here are a few more gift ideas. Simply click on the item that you like and you will be taken to the shop selling them.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

5 Chocolate Friday Favorites for Thanksgiving

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie is the perfect way to add a little chocolate to your Thanksgiving celebration.

There are no words to describe this Double Chocolate Pecan Pie. I would love a piece right now. 

This Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate  is perfect not only for Thanksgiving but for all of the chilly days we have to look forward to this winter. 


Chocolate Perfection is a great documentary for chocoholics to watch while resting and relaxing after the big Thanksgiving meal. 

Have a great weekend. 

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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!


Thursday, September 27, 2018

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Truffles

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Is there anythings better than a rich, chocolaty dessert? There is if the dessert is homemade and easy! This No Bake Cheesecake with Chocolate Truffles is that dessert! It is the perfect dessert for a party or just a weekend treat and as I mentioned it is so easy it only takes about 20 minuets from start to finish to prepare. You will have to wait a minimum of 4 hours for it to set but I promise it will be worth it!

I found the recipe on one of my favorite blogs Also the Crumbs Please and have made it 3 times since then. Make sure to stop by and check out Sabines' beautiful blog and other scrumptious recipes. 

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Truffles
Recipe from Also the Crumbs Please 

Orea Cookie Crust

36 Oreo cookie with filling, crushed into crumbs
8 Tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling

3 Cups Cream cheese(24 Oz.), softened
1 + 1/2 cups white sugar
2  Tablespoons  unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips melted and cooled
1 cup heavy cream

Garnish with Homemade Truffles

Line a 9" Spring From Pan with parchment paper and set aside. 

Crust: In a large bowl mix together the crushed Oreo crumbs, cocoa powder, and melted butter until evenly combined and moistened. Pour mixture into the  9" Spring From Pan and press in the bottom and around the sides(half way up). Then place in the freezer until filling is ready. 

Filling: In a large bowl beat the softened cream cheese with a hand-held mixer until light and creamy. About 1 minute. Then add the sugar and the  unsweetened cocoa powder and mix until smooth. Stir in the melted chocolate and the vanilla extract. Then add the heavy cream and beat with mixer until soft peaks form, about another 1-2 minutes. Pour the mixture into the crust and spread evenly to smooth out the top. Place in the refrigerator for 4 hour or until firm. I like to refrigerate mine overnight. 


1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream

Coco powder
chocolate jimmies
cookie crumbs
chopped nuts

Chop the chocolate and place in a heat proof bowl. Heat the heavy cream until hot but not boiling, can be done on the stovetop or microwave. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate, let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk until combined and smooth. Refrigerate until firm. Once mixture is firm use a small cookie scoop to form balls, transfer to hand and roll into a ball. Roll the ball in unsweetened coco or cookie crumbs, place on a plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 

To serve, remove cheesecake from springform pan, place on a platter or cake stand and decorate with truffles in any design that you like. Cut, serve and enjoy. 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Friday Favorites from Taste of the South, Mom Loves Baking, Living Sweet Moments, and More

You can never have enough chocolate and just because it's Fall doesn't mean that you have to give it up and start making everything with pumpkin You can combine the flavors of Fall with chocolate for the perfect dessert! Here are a few of my favorite chocolate finds this week. 

Chocolate Spice Cake

Cinnamon, ginger and cardamon add a touch of fall to your  Chocolate Spice Cake

Image Mom Loves Baking

If you love caramel apples but don't want to eat a whole one these Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices from Mom Loves Baking.

Image Living Sweet Moments

Living Sweet Moments made Apple Cider Caramels don't they look delicious?

Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Bark from A Clean Bake is easy, delicious and healthy. 

Pumpkin Bars with Nutella Frosting from Carlsbad Cravings, yum! I cannot wait to try these. 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Friday Favorites from Also the Crumbs Please, Baker By Nature, Savor the Best and More

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Good morning! I thought it would be fun to start a new weekly post of all of my favorite chocolate finds! I hope you like the recipes, books, and whatever else I find! Enjoy!


Fall means lots of baking and comfort foods and one of the first things I will be making are these Chocolate Rolls from Also the Crumbs Please

I have bookmarked this Chocolate Pecan Pie from Pretty Simple Sweet to make over the holidays!

Baked Brownies my all time favorite and most requested brownies. 

Baker by Nature

I love no bake desserts, especially as it is still in the high 90's here. This No Bake Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake from Baker by Nature looks like the perfect dessert to whip up this weekend. 

Savor the Best

Just in case you need a chocolate fix for your lips! Mint Cocoa lip balm!

And last but not least! Chocolate Tea.

Have a great weekend!