CHRISTMAS IN JULY DESSERTS

(Featured Recipe: Chocolate Cups with Cranberry Crème) Christmas in July Who else likes the idea of Christmas in July? And what exactly is Christmas in July? There are different stories about how the Christmas in July tradition began. In the early 1940s, the pastor and congregation of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, DC celebrated Christmas in the month…

CRAZY KIND OF LOVE FOR CHOCOLATE

(Featured Recipe: White Chocolate Ganache Salted Caramel Filled Cups)  My ardent passion for chocolate, or as I call it- Crazy Kind Of Love For Chocolate, has caused me to seek out the most indulgent and satisfying chocolate confections and pastries I can find. In my local area, there are a few places I visit that I enjoy returning to…

CHOCOLATE TREATS MADE SIMPLE

(Featured Recipe: Chocolate-Bottom Peanut Butter & Honey Cookies) I am the Simple Chocolatier, and I’m a big believer of simplicity. Many of us juggle a lot of day-to-day tasks, trying to get as much done as possible. Our lives can become way too stressed, as a result. I came to a point where I began to…

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CHOCOLATE

(Featured Recipe: German Chocolate Bon Bons) I have a great appreciation for food and for all of the spectacular array of food creations that can be made when you combine various ingredients. I love to express my appreciation for food through the savory dishes and sweet delicacies I create. And, it’s always fun to share those creations…

HAVE YOUR CHOCOLATE AND EAT IT TOO

  Many of us are quite familiar with the phrase- “You can’t have your cake and eat it too,” meaning that when you’re presented with two mutually exclusive options- you have to make a choice. You can’t have it both ways.  Lovin’ the Sweets & Lovin’ the Healthy Too OK, so here’s my dilemma- I love chocolate…