VALENTINE’S DAY: Make Chocolate Bark

As you’ve been eyeing the Valentine candy, have you thought of making your own? Making chocolate bark is relatively easy; and nothing shows how much you care more than something you’ve personally made. While some people melt down chocolate morsels, your bark will be far better served by purchasing top-quality chocolate discs/wafers at a specialty…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Luxury Chocolate From Gem Chocolates

One of the lovely gems from Gem Chocolates. Photo courtesy Gem Chocolates. We regularly taste chocolates from the artisan chocolatiers all over the world. While most are quite good, some are truly gems. We’re thrilled that Gem Chocolates lives up to its name. A delight to look at and to taste, chocolatier Glenn Knowles has…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: How To Make A Heart With Latte Art

Your latte may arrive with a design in the foam known as latte art. Originating in Italy, latte art first appeared in America’s coffee capital, Seattle, around 1989. The creative flourish was pioneered by Espresso Vivace coffee bar owner David Schomer. The heart pattern became a signature at Schomer’s coffee bar. He then added the…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Custom Chocolate Bars

Customized chocolate bars are a fun and inexpensive way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with friends and family (plus teachers, doctors, hairdressers and anyone else on your list). Made by hand to your precise specifications, you can show your chocolatier skills by creating a signature chocolate bar for Valentine’s Day 2011. Or, make each bar with…
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RECIPE: The Easiest Strawberry Shortcake

May 21st is National Strawberries And Cream Day. Take advantage of the beautiful strawberries in season to make these easy yet elegant individual strawberry shortcakes in silver cupcake wrappers. People will think you worked for hours on this recipe. But all you do is buy the strawberries and pound cake, whip the cream and assemble.…
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