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Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

caution: consume only with milk

Can you ever have too much chocolate in one cookie? Some would say not, although I would argue that it depends on how much you love chocolate and what your definition of a “cookie” is. These Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies might not fall into the “too much” category, but they definitely have an intense chocolate taste and are more than enough to satisfy any chocolate ... Read More »

Homemade Cow Tales and cupcakes

Cow Tales are long, thin rolls of chewy caramel filled with a melt-in-your-mouth vanilla cream. The candy is made by Goetze and, as delicious as they are, they can be relatively difficult to find. Instead of hunting down a store that carries them or paying for shipping from an online candy vendor, you can do just what the cupcake queen did and make a batch ... Read More »

Ethel’s Chocolate

Ethel M is a Nevada-based chocolate company founded in 1981 by Forrest Mars, Sr., the man whose family began the Mars candy company. The “M” in “Ethel M” actually stands for “Mars,” while “Ethel” is a reference to Mr. Mars’s mother, whose recipes he used to make the chocolates he remembered from his childhood. Mars set up shop outside of Las Vegas and Ethel M’s ... Read More »

Free cones at Ben and Jerry’s

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In the mood for ice cream despite the unseasonably cold weather and storms hitting much of the country? As long as you’re willing to venture outside this afternoon, be sure to stop by a Ben & Jerry’s because it is Free Cone Day there. Between 12pm and 8pm today, participating locations will be giving out free single-scoopice cream cones to everyone who comes in. The event ... Read More »

Newspaper dessert recipes make people fat?

Some newspapers do it on Tuesdays and others opt for Thursdays, but the vast majority of newspapers run their food sections on Wednesdays. I know I look forward to perusing the pages – either physical or virtual – of some on my favorite newspapers every week to check out new reviews and recipes. According to a recent survey, however, this seemingly innocent paper perusal can ... Read More »

USB cup warmer and cooler

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 The more time you spend in front of your computer each day, the more likely you are to have a drink by the side of your keyboard. It may not be the greatest idea to keep a latte, Diet Coke or glass of water next to such an important piece of equipment, but unless you’re really accident-prone, spills are (thankfully) few and far between. Generally speaking, a much greater concern is ... Read More »

Ordering cakes online vs local bakeries

Cakes are big business, especially birthday cakes. Many shoppers, especially those who aren’t interested in baking their own, will turn to one of three options: cake mixes, local bakeries or big chains. Baskin Robbins and Costco alone sell millions (4 mil and 6.2 mil, respectively) of birthday cakes every single year. There is a fourth option, however, which makes things a little more interesting for a ... Read More »

Happy Birthday, Sacher-Torte

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Birthday cakes are nothing new, but what about a birthday for a cake? The Austrian Sacher-Torte celebrated its 175th birthday this week with a rooftop party in Austria organized by Vienna’s Hotel Sacher. The original cake was created in 1832 in Vienna when a young apprentice chef – 16 year old Franz Sacher – had to create an original dessert of short notice. As unlikely ... Read More »

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