you can have your chocolate and eat it too -
Even on a diet!
Dark Chocolate Is Healthy Chocolate!
You can have chocolate and still lose weight!
Dark chocolate is also known as "bittersweet" or "semisweet"
chocolate. One (1) ounce of dark chocolate per day is allowed on most diets.
Dark chocolate (not white chocolate or milk chocolate) is good for you. There is no question
that chocolate procures pleasure for those who eat it. -
Never feel guilty again! Read
more . . .
Chocolate Glossary - Types of Chocolate
All chocolate is not created equal. When shopping for your chocolate look at the label to find the percent
of cocoa butter contained in the bar.
Chocolate Substitution Chart
Need a quick substitution for chocolate? Here are some chocolate substitutions, but remember not always do they work as well as
the original recipe ingredients.
Hot Chocolate History
The terms Hot Cocoa and Hot Chocolate are often used interchangeably, but technically they are as
Milk Chocolate and bittersweet chocolate.
Recipes and Secrets for Making Hot Chocolate
These delicious and easy-to-make hot chocolate drinks are a must to serve your family and friends.
How To Melt and Temper Chocolate
The Irreplaceable Cast-Iron Skillet!
Please don't throw away that
old cast iron frying pan that was your mothers or grandmothers! Clean it! As long as it has no cracks or nicks, you can clean, season,
and use it.
When well seasoned, a cast-iron pan will be stick resistant and require no additional oil.
Using and Caring For Your Cast-Iron Pans
Cast-Iron Cooking Recipes
Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday
February 9, 2105
I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
- Mark Twain, American writer (1835-1910)
Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday." It is the day before Ash Wednesday, a day of
celebration and partying before the rigors of Lent's forty days of fasting and sacrifice. Learn about the history of different New Orleans's dishes
and use my recipes to duplicate them?
In some rural areas of Louisiana, masked and costumed
horseback riders participate in what is called the Courir de Mardi Gras,
which means "run of Mardi Gras." Routes can be as long as sixty miles, and
the riders may visit as many as thirty (30) households.
Today, people come from all over to watch the riders start
their Courir de Mardi Gras. They also are there to greet the riders after
the run and to help cook a large gumbo with the food that was collected. The
festivities end promptly at midnight, the beginning of Lent.
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Recipes and History
Super Bowl - Sunday, Feb, 7th:
Time to plan your Super Bowl party!
Did you know: Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest
day of the year for snack food consumption.
Americans hold more parties in their homes on Super Bowl Game day than on any other day of the year (even surpassing
even New Year's Eve).
More food is consumed than on any single day of the year except Thanksgiving
Super bowl parties include appetizers like nachos, wings, chips and dips, and
other finger foods.
Plus a half-time buffet and yummy desserts. If you're planning a Super Bowl party have plenty of food, but stick with a simple menu.
Following are a few favorite super bowl foods:
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Crock Pot Chicken Wings in Honey Sauce
Grilled Hot Chile Wings
Layered Nacho Dip - Beef Nachos
Monday Night Football Nachos
Dips and Spreads
Salsa & Guacamole Recipes
Famous and No-So-Famous Chili Recipes
Pizza recipes, pizza dough recipes plus lots of hints and tips