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Feb 16 '15

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Baby It’s Cold Outside… So Stay in and Drink Up!—Some Amazing Hot Chocolate Recipes To Try This Winter

Hot Chocolate has been a favorite for hundreds of years. It all started with the Aztecs, who used to drink “Xocolatl,” an unsweetened version of hot chocolate that included green chili peppers and unsweetened cocoa. While the bitter taste of Xocolatl may not be up your alley, there are plenty of other options for those […]

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Feb 16 '15

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Cacao and Cocoa—What’s the Difference?

70% Cacao. Made with Cocoa Powder. Phrases like these, containing the words cacao and cocoa, are often seen on chocolate products worldwide. Similar in spelling, I started to wonder what the difference was between the two words. At first, I thought, maybe, they were the exactly same thing. Perhaps the difference may be just a […]

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Feb 16 '15

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What Makes Chocolate Gourmet?

The word “gourmet” is running rampant in the culinary world. You see it in magazines, blogs, T.V. shows, menus, and anywhere else food is talked about or devoured. It is used so frequently that I often wonder what the criteria are for a food that is “gourmet.” I decided to investigate the inner workings of […]

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Feb 9 '15

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Impress your Honey with some Innovative Chocolaty Valentine’s Day Gifts

For Valentine’s Day, chocolate is the go-to gift for women. The heart-shaped boxes of chocolate-covered, nougat filled treats still reign as one of the most popular Valentine’s Day presents. Paired with red roses and champagne, you have one of the most cliché gifts in Valentine’s Day history. While there is nothing particularly wrong with this […]

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Feb 3 '15

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Never Buy Brownie Mix Again!

Why buy brown mix when you can make your won! So simple, so easy: Dry Ingredients:  1 Cup Sugar 1/2 Cup Flour 1/3 Cup Cocoa 1/4 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Baking Powder Once you are ready to bake them add: Wet Ingredients: 2 Eggs 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bake @ 350 degrees for […]

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Jan 28 '15

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Why is Chocolate a Gendered Food?

Any exclamations about “craving chocolate,” we most often associate with the words of women, not men. Over the years, chocolate has become a “gendered” food, and by this I mean that it is a food most often associated with a certain gender; female, in this case. This gendering of chocolate is seen now more than […]

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