Valentine’s Day Cocktail

Valentine’s Day Cocktail

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If you want a fun and festive cocktail to make this Valentine’s Day, this is the one to make! My husband isn’t much of a drinker so I try to come up with fun and delicious drinks that he wouldn’t mind drinking. Who could resit a drink with raspberry sorbet in it anyways?? He loved […]

via Festive Valentine’s Day Cocktail —

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Twelve Days of Gluten Free Cookies

It’s no secret that chocolate chip cookies are my favorite so this isn’t by far one of the best chocolate chip recipes I’ve ever adapted. My version of the cookies adds toasted pecans which give these already A+mazing cookies added depth of flavor. Check out the original post from August 2015 here and the recipe […]

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Desserts Perfect for Spring & Summer

Desserts Perfect for Spring & Summer

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It’s that time of year, when the Easter bunny has come and gone, and summer is peeking around the corner. Around these parts, the heat is already breaking through chilly mornings, gardens are blooming with color, and sweet ripened berries are begging to be baked into scrumptious spring treats. 13 Chocolate Raspberry Confections […]

via 13 Irresistible Chocolate Raspberry Desserts Perfect for Spring & Summer — Agatha Chocolats

Marshmallow Penguins

Cute marshmallow penguins: sweet all year round and not just for Christmas! Firstly I have to thank Louise at Pink Pear Bear for featuring this idea on her blog. I saw it on her Facebook feed and knew I had to give it a go. The original recipe and instructions comes from Grace at Eats […]

via Recipe | Chocolate marshmallow penguins – cute winter treats! — Art and Soul

December 8th is National Brownie Day!

Here are today’s five food facts to know about the brownie: It is said that the brownie was created at the Palmer House Hotel during the 1893 Columbian Exposition when the owner Bertha Palmer asked the chef to make a ‘ladies dessert’. The word ‘brownie’ became so popular that soon after the Expedition even Kodak […]

via December 8th is National Brownie Day! — Foodimentary – National Food Holidays

Health benefits of dark chocolate

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1. It’s good for the heart and circulation :

A recent study found that dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels – both common causes of artery clogging.

2. It reduces risk of stroke :

Researchers in Finland have found that chocolate consumption lowers the risk of suffering a stroke – by a staggering 17 per cent average in the group of men they tested.

3. It’s mineral rich :

Dark chocolate is packed with beneficial minerals such as potassium, zinc and selenium, and a 100g bar of dark (70 per cent or more) choc provides 67 per cent of the RDA of iron.

4. It reduces cholesterol :

Consumption of cocoa has been shown to reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raise levels of “good” cholesterol, potentially lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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