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  • Fudge by Farmhouse Fudge
    Review: Fudge by Farmhouse Fudge
    Let's talk fudge, specifically the varieties from Farmhouse Fudge. Reviewing six different flavors -- chocolate, dark chocolate, apple pie, maple walnut, chewy praline, and mint chocolate swirl -- isn't easy, but someone has to do it.Not...
  • Raleigh: Think outside the chocolate box this Valentine's Day
    Raleigh: Think outside the chocolate box this Valentine's Day
    While a box of chocolates from the local drug store or a cellophane wrapped rose from the grocery store might say "Valentine's Day" to some, true romantics in the Raleigh area have a variety of creative, memorable options to consider...
  • 9th annual International Chocolate Festival in Miami concludes today
    9th annual International Chocolate Festival in Miami concludes today
    It's your last chance to enjoy international chocolate purveyors at the exceptional Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden today, Sunday, Jan. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone who wants to get a jump on Valentines Day or treat themselves to...
  • How to make a chocolate martini for VDay W/ Peanut Butter Cup garnish
    How to make a chocolate martini for VDay W/ Peanut Butter Cup garnish
    Many great Valentine's Day recipes include chocolate, and there's no reason why your repertoire for this year shouldn't include a chocolate martini recipe.There are only a few chocolate martini ingredients, so if you're trying to...
  • Ashby Confections
    Ashby Confections sweeps awards
    When I first introduced Ashby Confections back in September, I knew that I was onto something special, but no one could predict the results of this this past weekend's Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival, where Jennifer's creations swept the...
  • Chocolate Swirl Cake
    Easy baking: Chocolate swirl cake
    This simple chocolate swirl cake is inspired by the classic Hershey's recipe using chocolate syrup. Vanilla and chocolate cake batter is layered in a Bundt pan, and it magically swirls as it bakes. The cake is similar to a Bundt pound cake...
  • Gooey s'mores popcorn
    S’mores popcorn is a gooey fun treat
    Popcorn is always a fun treat to put out at any party, especially at your Superbowl gathering when everyone is in the mood to munch and snack. So why stop at just plain popcorn? Make it even more special by jazzing it up with everyone's...
  • Tim Gearhart of Gearhart's Chocolates
    Gearhart's Chocolates: Innovative and delicious with a side of charity
    I’ve never met an unhappy chocolatier. Why wouldn’t they be happy? They spend their days crafting delicious treats from the happy food – chocolate. Each chocolatier has a unique story about their personal journey to chocolate...
  • Chocolate festival benefits UCSC scholarships
    Santa Cruz chocolate fest with restaurants & vendors benefits UCSC scholarships
    The 8th annual Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival on Sunday January 18, with lots of food and wine, benefits UCSC scholarships. The event is from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Cocoanut Grove by the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.The Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival...
  • Maverick Chocolate wins Good Food Award
    Maverick Chocolate of Cincinnati wins Good Food Award for Fahrenheit 513 bar
    The Picton family of Maverick Chocolate in Cincinnati’s Findlay Market won a prestigious Good Food Award at the fifth annual awards presentation in San Francisco.The award recognizes food that is “tasty, authentic and responsibly...
  • Life is like a box of chocolate.
    Relationships and chocolate in the workplace
    Whoever said that “life is like a box of chocolates” certainly knew what they were talking about. While this is just a line from a famous movie, the words couldn’t be truer. Life is messy and complicated and a lot of hard work;...
  • Hot chocolate
    Warm up this winter with hot chocolate recipes
    While the weather outside in Houston now is unseasonably frightful, the fireside pot of hot chocolate is delightful, but what is the difference between hot chocolate and cocoa? And what is the best way to make the perfect mug of this soothing,...
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding
    White Chocolate Bread Pudding: The sweet side of New Orleans' cuisine
    What do you do with stale bread? Throw it out? Feed the pigeons? Not if you’re in New Orleans. That stale bread is transformed into a New Orleans mainstay – bread pudding.For those unfamiliar (and by the way, what rock do you live...
  • Best fudge recipes EVER! Rich, dark chocolate fudge recipe with a cherry on top
    Best fudge recipes EVER! Rich, dark chocolate fudge recipe with a cherry on top
    With this amazing recipe, it's unlikely that you'll ever ask yourself, "How do I make fudge?" Rather, you may be tempted to think, "Can I make more of it?" Once you learn how, anyway.Good thing that this recipe for...
  • Homemade hot fudge dresses up dishes like chocolate molten lava cake.
    New Year's Eve Desserts: How to Make a Hot Fudge Recipe
    If you’re looking for easy desserts for a crowd this New Year’s Eve, consider making this homemade hot fudge sauce recipe. Though many people love it on ice cream – who can blame them – this winter dessert topping is...