FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Raising The [Chocolate] Bar

Chocolate, cherries, nuts.   Yesterday may have been George Washington’s actual birthday, but why not extend the celebration one more day and treat yourself to Chocolove’s Cherries and Almonds bar? It’s 55% cacao Belgian chocolate—a semisweet chocolate not far over the borderline between milk and dark, so milk chocolate lovers can enjoy it too. It’s… Continue reading “FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Raising The [Chocolate] Bar”

RECIPE: Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Addictively good cherry chocolate chip cookies. We thank George Washington for the inspiration.   Our tip of the day today is a tasty tip indeed: Make a cherry version of your favorite chocolate chip cookies to celebrate George Washington’s birthday. The Father of our Country was born February 22, 1732. Look for cherry baking chips… Continue reading “RECIPE: Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies”

TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Chocolate Mint Day

We devoured our box of Chocolate Mint Brownies from Solomon’s Gourmet Cookies. They look great, taste great, and are kosher, too.   February 19th is National Chocolate Mint Day. What is it with these government bodies that are holiday-granters? Didn’t they notice that last week, February 11th, was Peppermint Patty Day (the food, not Charlie… Continue reading “TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Chocolate Mint Day”

TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Pot Luck

Invite food-loving friends to a fun, “pot luck” brunch, cocktails or coffee klatsch. Ask everyone to bring a favorite specialty food or beverage appropriate to the occasion, that the other guests would enjoy tasting. They’ll also need to bring the accoutrement(s) required to serve their food (e.g., bread or crackers for spreads, crudités for dips… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Pot Luck”

TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day

Strawberry cream fills this chocolate bonbon from Fanny May.   Fittingly, February 14, Valentine’s Day, is also National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day. Cream-Filled chocolates were made possible by Jean Neuhaus, the Belgian chocolatier who invented the first hard chocolate shell in 1912. Using molds, it enabled fillings of any kind and consistency—creme, whipped cream, soft caramel,… Continue reading “TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day”