TIP OF THE DAY: Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Party

A chocolate-lover’s dream: hot chocolate and chocolate truffles. Photo courtesy Woodhouse Chocolate, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week. If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day fun but a chocolate-tasting or wine-and-cheese party aren’t for you, how about a cocoa and hot chocolate tasting? Explore the differences and pick your favorite brands while enjoying delicious cups…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies For Your Valentine

Our previous post is a recipe for Valentine shortbread cookies. But don’t stop there—make Cherry Chocolate Chip cookies as well. February is National Cherry Month. Even though fresh cherry season is in July, you can guess that National Cherry Month honors George Washington, born February 22, 1732 and immortalized for his honesty in the legend…
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RECIPE: Bake Heart-Shaped Shortbread

Decorate plain shortbread with small chocolate hearts or other garnishes. Photo courtesy Chobi Capeta | SXC. Show how much you love them by baking Valentine’s Day cookies. Here’s a recipe from Tracy Anderson of Woodhouse Chocolate, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week and producer of magnificent Valentine’s Day chocolate boxes. Shortbread has three simple…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Other Valentine “Roses”

Actually, we mean “rosés,” as in rosé Champagne. Many people like to crack open a bottle of bubbly for V-Day. We think the most appropriate bubbly for this special celebration is a rose-hued sparkling wine. In France, rosé Champagne is made from blending red and white wines. They tend to be more expensive and more…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Coeur à la Crème Cheese Course

Say “I love you” with sweetened mascarpone and raspberry purée. Photo courtesy Peabody Rudd. If you love mascarpone, the extra-rich “Italian cream cheese” that’s the base of tiramisu, then you might want to whip up a Coeur à la Crème for Valentine’s Day. The luscious mascarpone creation can serve as a cheese course prior to…
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