VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: Cupcakes & Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock Beer

You haven’t gotten your Valentine anything yet? Avoid the mobs at the chocolate stores and head for the nearest bakery. If you’d planned ahead, places like Magnolia Bakery in New York City would have already delivered cupcakes to your loved one(s), but it’s too late for that now. See if you can call ahead and…
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: VDay Minus 1 ~ Coeur A La Crème

Couldn’t find a heart-shaped cheese? Then run to the nearest specialty housewares store (including Crate & Barrel, Sur La Table or Williams Sonoma) for a heart-shaped mold with drainage holes, and make your Valentine the classic French cheese dessert, coeur a la crème. It’s made with only the most delicious ingredients: mascarpone, heavy cream and…
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: VDay Minus 2 ~ Heart-Shaped Cheeses

Ash-covered goat cheese from Coeur Du Berry. Give cheese lovers a gift of heart-shaped cheese. They’re not just charming—they taste great! Or make the classic French cheese dessert, coeur a la crème. It’s made in a heart-shaped mold from mascarpone, heavy cream and a touch of Chambord (or other raspberry liqueur). It inspires feelings of…
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RECIPE: Cauliflower Soup With Cocoa Brown Butter

A rich, velvety soup, cocoa brown butter with crunchy cacao nibs (you can strain them out if you don’t like crunch) and a heart-shaped crouton flavored with smoky paprika. What’s not to love? This recipe was developed by Woodhouse Chocolate, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week (and a great choice for Valentine chocolate). –…
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: VDay Minus 3 ~ Chocolate For Your God Or Goddess

Is your Valentine a god or goddess? Show your admiration with a chocolate representation of the deity he/she most resembles: Venus of Willendorf, the Venus of Laussel (Earth Mother) or Divine Mother for the ladies; Buddha, Krishna or the Indian god Ganesh for the gents. There are 30 choices overall; head over to ChocolateDeities.com to…
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