I absolutely love this time of year; and one tradition that I never skip is making chocolate bark to help celebrate the holidays and bring in the New Year. Chocolate bark is one of the easiest, prettiest and tastiest holiday desserts that you can make. The recipe I am sharing today is not only simple and elegant but is a quick 3 ingredient, no bake dessert. Since it is so simple it’s a fantastic recipe to have your little ones assist with and is one that my son now loves helping me with as much as he loves tasting it.
One of the reasons making chocolate bark is so fun to make is that the possibilities are endless. You can use whatever flavor chocolate you like and top it with just about anything that pleases your pallet. Melt your chocolate, sprinkle it with some goodies and the only thing left to do is wait for it to dry. Couldn’t be much easier and produce more gratifying results.
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It is the time of year for entertaining, so I like to have a handful of super simple recipes on hand that I can pull out that work well last minute. And one of my favorite things ever is a good dip recipe.
This recipe is great as an appetizer before a meal or it goes well with a spread of snacky foods for other get togethers. And the best part about is that it only takes minutes to make!!
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you are looking for a few pumpkin desserts to add to your holiday menu, I am sharing 10 amazing pumpkin dessert recipes for you today! And guess what, none of them are pie! Pumpkin pie is the traditional Thanksgiving dessert, but think outside of the box this year and add something different to your menu. And it is Thanksgiving so it is ok to have multiple desserts. You can have a piece of pumpkin pie and come back for pumpkin cake, cookies, and cupcakes. I won’t tell:)
I hope you enjoy these 10 Pumpkin Desserts! I have taste tested them all for you and they are divine! Enjoy!
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There is nothing better on a cold day than a warm bowl of soup. And now that the nights have cooled off, I find myself craving soup all the time!!
I love tomato soup, especially in the fall when the fresh tomatoes are at their peak. I get sad when the freeze hits and there aren’t anymore garden tomatoes. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a good tomato soup!! This tomato soup is actually quite perfect, and it’s made easy by using canned tomatoes.
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I try my best to eat foods when they are seasonally available. I enjoy that they cost less, but I even more than that, I find that they allow me to enjoy and celebrate each season with my own cooking. I also appreciate it when restaurants adapt their own menus to include seasonal offerings, so that I can order those items when dining away from home. Whether at home or out, the smells and tastes of fall foods are the ultimate in comfort — and not to mention, beautiful to look at.
To take advantage of the foods that the cooler months provide us, I like to find ways to use them within my weekly menu plans for my family. Here are 10 of my favorite ways to enjoy fall and winter foods: Continue reading “10 Ways to Enjoy Fall Foods” »
At one of my local grocery stores, they sell many different varieties of granola in their bulk section. I am always tempted by the different flavors and additions in the granola, and sometimes I’ll buy them. But then I get home, and I realize that it is just as easy, and so much cheaper, to make granola at home. And the different flavors that you can make at home are endless!
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You guys asked. We listened. Our Roasted Red Pepper and Lobster Soup debuted on the Cafe Zupas World Tour, and it was such a hit will all of our customers that we decided it deserved a spot on our permanent menu!
This soup is smooth and savory, with just the right amount of kick. It features a delicious mixture of sweet, roasted red peppers, chunks of real lobster, and a blend of spices that makes this soup a real “must-try.”
Are you a lobster lover? Check out these fun facts you might not have known about your favorite seafood treat:
- Lobsters are actually very low in fat content, making them a great choices for health conscious people. Their high protein content makes them a great choice athletes.
- Lobsters are low in cholesterol, making them a “heart-healthy” food.
- Phosphorus, found in abundance in lobsters, aids in the formation of teeth and bones. It facilitates the rate of metabolism, enhances the functioning of kidneys and lessens joint pain.
We hope you are all as excited as we are about this awesome new addition to our already spectacular soup lineup, and encourage you to try a bowl today!
The brown bananas on our counter made me make these Banana Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies. I usually make my favorite banana bread, but I was in the mood for cookies. I am so glad I mixed things up and made a batch of cookies. Think banana bread, but in cookie form with oats, toffee, and chocolate chips. These cookies are loaded with goodness!
The next time I go to the grocery store I am going to buy a big bunch of bananas so I will have extra to make these Banana Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies! They are delicious! Grab a glass of milk and enjoy!
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October 10th, 2013 - by admin
‘Tis the season for Pumpkin!
It seems like everything I’m eating these days has pumpkin in it! I suppose that comes with the fall!
I love rich, creamy risotto, and adding pumpkin to it is a great addition! Fresh herbs are also a must!
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My favorite thing about the cooling weather is the comfort food! And this dish is just that – all kinds of comforting in a casserole dish. I know that casseroles get a bad rap, but this is a must make, family friendly meal!
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