VALENTINE GIFT: Maggie Louise Chocolates

White chocolate Valentine delights. Photo courtesy Maggie Louise Confections.   We love this special white chocolate set for Valentine’s Day. Yes, it’s for the ladies (or girls), but chocolatier Maggie Louise has other items chocolate-loving men (and painted chocolate dinosaurs for chocolate-loving boys). The set in the photo, called the XO Make-Up Box, includes: 4… Continue reading “VALENTINE GIFT: Maggie Louise Chocolates”

TIP OF THE DAY: Slow Cooker Short Ribs

We love short ribs, but they do take a long time to cook and tenderize. If you have a pressure cooker, you can do it in 45 minutes (here’s a recipe). If not, a slow cooker does just as nicely. With this recipe from McCormick, prep time is 30 minutes, slow cooker time is 8… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Slow Cooker Short Ribs”

RECIPE: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

Make these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies as a Valentine gift or for Super Bowl viewing. The recipe is from QVC’s chef David Venable. Personally, we prefer omitting the bacon bits and using only the bacon fat. The result will be a smoky, salty flavor that foodies can’t get enough of. If you want to… Continue reading “RECIPE: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies”