Valentine’s Day kicks into high-gear and still the debate rages on: Boxed chocolates or a bouquet? Countless delinquent romantics face this dilemma right at this very moment, weighting their options at the nearest corner store. It seems like an obvious choice to me, and the numbers agree; polls consistently rank candies and sweets as the […]
The first time that I had these truffles was five years ago when I was a newly hatched caseworker for CPS. One of the other women brought them in and I have never recovered. I asked her to share the recipe with me and I couldn’t believe it when she told me there were only three ingredients. They are SO easy to make.
- 1 package cream filled chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos)
- 1 package cream cheese
- 1 package of chocolate candy coating (almond bark)
- optional: 1 package of vanilla candy coating
The worst part of the job is crushing the sandwich cookies. I’m lucky enough to have a Vitamix with a dry container, and that does the job like a champ. If you don’t have a food processor, you can crush them by putting them in a freezer bag and going at them with a rolling pin or whatever you have…
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This recipe is incredible..
I am not the hugest dark chocolate fan, but these little dark chocolate caramels, covered in sea salt are honestly to die for!
Straight from the fridge, these little sweets melt in the mouth and have the most amazing smooth consistency.
Each caramel is so well balanced – with creaminess from the caramel, slight bitterness from the dark chocolate, and saltiness in the form of Cornish sea salt, mmm… ❤
Earlier yesterday, I first attempted to make a batch of these caramels using a different recipe from the Mast brothers. As indicated, the recipe doesn’t always work for everyone, and sadly it didn’t for me.
Still on my quest to make some sort of confectionary, I came across this recipe from smitten kitchen.com. Unlike the recipe from the Mast brothers, this recipe requires you to make a chocolate ganache, which is added to a sugar…
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I am not going to beat around the bush, this mousse is a straight up variation of this chocolate orange mousse that I made last year. Only I subbed the orange zest for peppermint extract.
The chocolate mint combo is always a winner, and mousse form makes it even easier to shovel into my mouth. Plus, absolutely no dairy, because, yep, avocado to the rescue again!
I could bleat on about me and avocados but if you have been around these parts for any length of time you will know all about it and I don’t want to go all repetitive on you, so . . .
By handy coincidence (and saving you all from ramblings about avocado) the lovely Gabriela over at Cooking Without Limits gave me the Starlight Blogger Award (which was created to highlight and promote inspiring bloggers : so no pressure there, then), and it comes…
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Tony and I were lounging at home and I said “I want chocolate!” I jumped up and ran downstairs to see what I could find in our kitchen. I found a bag of organic, 60% cacao dark chocolate chips from the farmer’s market, and about a handful of raw almonds that I had leftover from a trail mix I put together for our most recent hike. I grabbed the jar of organic peanut butter (smooth) and Mediterranean sea salt, and that was all I needed to mix a sweet-tooth fix.
I put on a record and started playing in the kitchen. I was feeling whimsical and didn’t measure out any of the ingredients; I just sort of followed my instinct. If I had to guess, I’d say I used about:
8 oz. of organic cacao dark chocolate chips
4 ½ tbsp. of organic peanut butter
6 pinches of sea salt
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We made it you guys! The 12 Days of Christmas Series on Cooking is My Sport has reached its final day. Sick of seeing all my posts in your blog reader yet? Don’t worry, this is the last one…at least for a few days. I thought I’d keep things simple with this post and wrap up the series with an Ultimate Christmas Survey. Although I’ll be providing the questions and answers to the questions, I invite all of you guys to pick up a few and record your own answers in the comments section- cause I’m nosy like that and would love to read about your Christmases.
Favorite Christmas Move: A Charlie Brown Christmas. This is tough, but if I have to pick just ONE, then the Peanuts gang wins everytime. I always get a little misty-eyed at the end when Linus shares the true meaning of Christmas. Plus, this…
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