Articles Tagged chocolate

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The final day of the Tabasco Challenge is here! 5 recipes in 5 days using only 10 ingredients (Tabasco, basil/mint/cilantro, tuna/swordfish, cherry tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, eggplant, eggs, dark chocolate, and maple syrup) sounded like a fun challenge and it certainly was! Who knew Tabasco could spice up more than just my eggs in the morning? We started with Tuna Crudo with Pickled Eggplant (my favorite), then moved to Sea Salt and Vinegar Eggplant Fries, jumped to a tart Tomato Basil Picnic Salad, swooned over Grilled Swordfish with Cilantro-Mint Oil, and now we’re capping this week off with a devilish dessert.   Turns out

No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars

My girl is a serious chocolate addict…but who isn’t, right? At 5-years-old she can tell the difference between milk chocolate and dark and devours dark if given the choice. She’s a smart girl but of course, I’m biased. Not only is she the smartest girl in the universe but she’s a toothpick and eats every hour. I would say this is unfair but it’s a condition of being a micro-premie, so I really shouldn’t say I’m jealous but I kind of am. Keeping her fed on a minute by minute schedule is pretty fun because she loves to be in

jewled bark

Jeweled Dark Chocolate Bark

4 | December 11, 2013

Because it’s the holidays and I love giving food as gifts, I’m spoiling my friends and family this year with salted carmel marshmallows (recipe coming soon), limoncello cookies, and this amazingly delicious and ridiculously simple Jeweled Dark Chocolate Bark. I love that this recipe is so elegant but takes ten minutes to throw together. TEN MINUTES! Can you think of a gift that takes ten minutes to make that is this gorgeous and delicious? Perfect for friends, neighbors, teachers, and even your Aunt Agnes — this will be gone faster than you can get a paper cut from all of

The BEST snack! Chocolate Cherry Sunflower Crackers

Stop. Before we go any further, I have to say these are irresistibly delicious and I’m actually a little mad that my husband took them with him on his 3 day trail running race this weekend. It’s spring break. I have taken on a few extra clients this month and doubled my work load just in time to have Mia at home all day every day for a week. Makes complete sense, right? No one ever said I was smart. Monday, I thought I was going to get through. With deadlines looming I just took my computer wherever Mia and


I wasn’t surprised when I asked my husband what he wanted for Valentine’s dinner and he said filet mignon. We don’t do flowers or cards here. No, it’s always been a good meal, break out an old bottle of wine, and talk until the sun comes up or these days pass out on the couch. Filet mignon is very simple to cook, actually. And when paired with some simple rosemary and garlic roasted potatoes and steamed green beans, you have an elegant and delicious meal in 30 minutes with little fuss. Seared Filet Mignon serves 2 2 filet mignons kosher


chewy chocolate cherry cayenne cookies chewy chocolate cherry cayenne cookies chewy chocolate cherry cayenne cookies chewy chocolate cherry cayenne cookies chewy chocolate cherry cayenne cookies… say that five times fast. Of course you could just sum them up by saying sinful. Simply sinful. These amazing chocolate cookies have a chewy brownie texture with dried cherries and pecans giving an extra tart crunch. Then, then my friends the halo is thrown aside and the horns come out and give you a nice bite of heat. If you wanted to give them a cutesy name call them “angel devil” cookies or “halo horn”