Giving Chocolate Gifts? 5 Reasons to Choose Artisan Chocolates.

This post about and artisan chocolate gifts has been sponsored. All opinions are my own. As we approach Christmas, people scramble madly about looking for the perfect gifts for friends and family.  Lines are long, tempers are short, and many people are losing their festive holiday spirit.  At times like this, it's time to step back.  Rethink the extra long to do list. Think of small, meaningful gifts that will make your mom, friend, or sister smile.  Sometimes, it doesn't matter how flashy a gift is, but the thought … [Read more...]

Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce and Variations for Serving

I have been a huge fan of Mexican food ever since I spent several years living down in Houston. Whether it is classic Tex-Mex like fajitas or something a bit more unique like this Mexican chocolate dipping sauce, I have come to appreciate the bold flavors of Mexican food. With Cinco de Mayo coming up soon, I decided to try making a homemade Mexican chocolate dipping sauce to pair with some fresh strawberries that are in season this month from Florida. If you are not familiar with Mexican chocolate, the flavor is truly unique and there are … [Read more...]

Quinoa and Lavender Healthy Chocolate Bark Recipe

This healthy chocolate bark recipe is loaded with quinoa and sprinkled with just a touch of dried lavender which satisfies your sweet tooth without making you feel guilty! Since I have a horrible sweet tooth, especially at bedtime, I am always looking for healthy treats to nibble on while I wind down at night. I have been stocking up lately on an assortment of nuts and seeds in an effort to eat healthier. Nuts and seeds are delicious in oatmeal, baked into muffins or even mixed into this healthy chocolate bark recipe. Did you know quinoa is a … [Read more...]

Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe and a Chocolate Dessert Roundup

I have a horrible sweet tooth and the hardest part about the whole 'healthy eating' thing for me is giving up dessert. Most days when dinner is done, I just push away from the table and skip the after dinner sweets. But, Valentine's Day is coming up and don't we all deserve a little something sweet on this delicious holiday? And when I decide that I am going to splurge on dessert, it isn't going to be some boring, store bought cookie. Oh, no! I am going to go all out and enjoy something a little bit decadent like the molten chocolate cake I … [Read more...]

Mint Chocolate Chip Macaroon Recipe

This macaroon recipe was inspired by a product I received for review but all opinions expressed are my own. I am bringing lunch to a friend this afternoon for a bit of a 'girls lunch in'. Who says we need to hit a restaurant for an afternoon of socialization, right? Of course, along with lunch I have to bring some dessert. Well, I guess I don't HAVE to but really, no good gossip session is complete without chocolate! This macaroon recipe was incredibly easy to make and they came out a tad bit chewy and with a wonderful flavor. The thing I … [Read more...]