Yearly Archives: 2016
Give the gift of chocolate to your chocolate lover this year!
Tis the season of giving, receiving, and best of all, enjoying everything the holidays have to offer. Whether you’re attending an office soiree, a family gathering, or hosting a neighborhood shindig, chances are you’re going to be giving out gifts this season. And what better way to let the people in your life know how much you love them than with the gift on everyone’s list: Chocolate.
Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has been picked clean and the mountain of dishes is finally washed and put away until next year, we can turn our attention to what we all really enjoy about the holidays: Having an excuse to sample a few new chocolate holiday desserts. Sometimes one a day. The most wonderful time of the year indeed.
There is something about falling snow mingled with the smell of fires burning and chilly toes that just begs for some self-indulgence. The whole season demands it. We brave the shopping malls. We scrape ice off our windshields. We spend countless hours bundling kids into and out of winter coats, hats, boots and mittens (bonus points if the mittens actually match).
And best (or perhaps worst) of all, we receive countless invitations to holiday parties. Which means we’d better come bearing desserts!
Hot Chocolate and a Movie
Now that Daylight Savings has kicked in, rendering us all sleepy before the 5 o’clock news even runs, we can indulge in a cozy tradition that truly is better when the sun goes down and the temperature plummets. Hot Chocolate and Movie Night!
We’re putting a delicious spin on the whole idea of Dinner and a Movie. Dessert and a Movie. More specifically, hot chocolate dessert and a movie. Yes, hot chocolate. It’s not just for mugs anymore. We’ve found some recipes that incorporate our favorite food in its powdered form, and when paired with movies that are either timeless or an instant classic, the result is nothing short of delicious!
So we all know we love chocolate. We love the way it smells, the way it tastes, the way it feels on our tongues and envelopes our minds in bliss. Our significant others are almost jealous of our relationship with the cute little cocoa bean in all its delicious incarnations. And now we can have one more thing for them to be jealous about. Let’s create our own chocolate spa stay-cation and indulge our entire bodies in it!
Ghosts! Ghouls! Goblins! Your Mother-In-Law showing up to your house unannounced! Yes, all these things are terrifying, signaling that we are in the throes of the scariest season of the year. But we’ve found a way for you to indulge yourself and any fellow chocoholics you know: Halloween Hot Chocolate.
Halloween party chocolate treat ideas for adults or kids!
So now that most of us don’t have to worry about bathing suit shopping anytime soon, we can focus on other, more delicious things. Namely, Halloween candy. More specifically (and if you love chocolate as much as I do), chocolate Halloween candy. And what better way to welcome this holiday in all its tantalizing, terrifying glory, than to try out some scare-riffic Halloween chocolate recipes?
Cozy up to a cup of hot chocolate this Fall!
Ah, fall! Leaves are changing colors, football is in the air, and the pumpkin, in all it’s orange, round, splendor, everywhere. ’Tis the season for some seriously, sippable concoctions. We’ve discovered some unique and delicious fall hot chocolate recipes, perfect for getting cozy with a mug and drinking in the beauty of all things autumn.