Category Archives: Chocolate

My Story: Food Sensitivities

It was summer of 2016 when I started having problems eating the same foods I used to eat all the time. One night after eating dinner, I was lying in bed, trying to fall asleep, when a started to get intense stomach pains. It was my first time experiencing this and was quite painful that I started crying. Then I rushed to the bathroom and felt all better afterwards; no more pains. My first thought was that I had some weird illness that was affecting my insides. Later on, I realized that it was a food problem when a started …

 

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

It’s winter time! There’s snow on the ground, cold weather, you get to spend some time indoors. You play outside in the snow or snow blow the driveway, and go inside only to feel your cold body start to shiver. There’s nothing better to have than a hot cup of dairy-free hot chocolate to keep you warm. Rich hot chocolate that contains no dairy for those with dairy allergies or those who choose to not consume dairy products.
This hot chocolate is also perfect for those who may not have a dairy allergy, but want something sweet and hot to drink. …

 

All Natural Chocolate Chip Cookies

Love chocolate chip cookies, but have an allergy or intolerance to ingredients inside of chocolate chips that stops you from eating chocolate chip cookies? Other chocolate chips contain milk, soy, artificial flavors, and may be made in machines that also process peanuts that stops many people with allergies from eating chocolate chip cookies. Try making cookies using Guittard, all natural, Non-GMO, peanut free, gluten free, chocolate chips instead. These chocolate chips have 5 simple ingredients: sugar, cacao beans, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin and real vanilla. These cookies are soft with the perfect amount of chocolate in each bite. You can’t …

 

Shop, Ship Gifts for Breast Cancer! Sweet!

Visit all the incredible gifts you can send to yourself and others during Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. Gifts that help raise money for breast cancer research and taste good.  They are for a good cause and the monies raised help breast cancer research! Sweet!

Tags: Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer Dana-Farber, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Research, desserts shipped, gifts, Mother's Day, sweet, sweets

 

Black Bean and Walnut Brownies

Black Bean and Walnut Brownies
Ingredients:
1 (15 1/2 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided into two 1/4 cup portions
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon canola, coconut, or walnut oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9″ x 9″ square baking pan with oil.
In a blender, puree black beans in olive oil. Then add eggs, cocoa, agave/maple sugar, and vanilla. Melt half of the chocolate chips and add to the blender. Blend …

 

Shop for a Sweet Cause!

We live in a world where shopping can be done by a click of a few buttons on our computers, smart phones and tablets for anything in the world we can possible desire. Shopping has taken on a whole new meaning where you don’t have to leave your house!
 
While you are spending your time searching your favorite sites for the latest in styles look at our website. We run dessert -oriented events to benefit breast cancer research. Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is an annual event that takes place each year the week of Mother’s Day where over 350 restaurants, …

 

Non-traditional Candy

In light of Halloween yesterday, this post is about some of my favorite non-traditional candy and chocolate. Although I do like my Snickers, Reese’s, Skittles, and Milky Way, I also enjoy confections that you don’t find in everyday convenient and grocery stores in the U.S.
I recently discovered a couple gourmet food stores in Boston: Bacco’s and Gourmet Boutique. Both shops sell typical gourmet foods such as wine, cheese, and charcuterie, but they also have a selection of imported sweets that are hard to find.
At Bacco’s, they sell Hammond’s chocolate bars in a variety of unique flavors such as red velvet …

 

The Blizzard!

Twenty eight years ago, Dairy Queen introduced the Blizzard! It took me 28 years to finally try it!  Why you might ask did it take me so long?  There is a simple and logical reason, I am a person of tradition.  I grew up on Carvel and have always loved soft serve ice cream but always order the same thing every time!
Living in Massachusetts, I don’t have a local Carvel store nearby but I know where the Dairy Queen stores are located!  As a  soft serve ice cream junkie, I will always stop in if they are open and order …

 

No-Bake White Chocolate Fudge

A friend of mine asked me to make him “anything with white chocolate” for his birthday.
July was far too hot and humid to turn the oven on for more than five minutes so I realized I had to do something quick, easy, and no-bake.  The answer, of course, was fudge.
But I’d never made fudge, so I scoured the internet for ideas.  This No-Bake White Chocolate Fudge recipe was inspired by the bits and pieces of different recipes combined to create my own.

1 stick of butter
2 cups sugar
2 cinnamon sticks (or 1 tsp cinnamon powder)

Add the above in a saucepan over …

 

(Salted) Caramel Mug Cake

There was a reason the universe didn’t let me find out about these before now. I’d never baked anything in a microwave before but I found a list online of different mug desserts and couldn’t resist. And I had two the first two days, which is probably not very good for me. The best thing about them is the convenience and the small amount of ingredients used. You make a cake big enough for one (or two)-time consumption and you only mess up a bowl and a mug (okay, and some measuring cups). Also, you can have your cake in …