[1] Individual chocolate mint cheesecakes (photo © Jennie-O). [2] Ashlee Marie made her own version of Andes Mints. Here’s her recipe (photo © Ashlee Marie). [3] Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers (photo © Nabisco).   July 30th is National Cheesecake Day. How about something cool and minty for a hot summer day? In these mini cheesecakes, […]

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Know how to hold ‘em, fold ‘em, or eat ‘em (photo © Woodhouse Chocolate).   For the poker player, two edible chips from Woodhouse Chocolate, an artisanal chocolatier in the Napa Valley. Actually, their Poker Chip Peanut Butter Cups. Specially decorated in a card suit motif and presented in a poker chip styled box; as […]

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[1] How about some beer in your chocolate (photo © Theo Chocolate).   For the person who likes both dark chocolate and beer, here’s a novel gift: The Beer Confection Collection from Theo Chocolates. https://theochocolate.com/beer/ The artisan chocolatier, which uses only Fair Trade and Organic ingredients, has crafted chocolate confections specifically crafted to highlight the […]

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Chocolate Whipped Honey from Savannah Bee (photo © Savannah Bee).   Whipped Honey with Chocolate is one of the more innovative honey products we’ve seen in a while. It’s made by one of the country’s finest honey producers, Savannah Bee Company. What does it taste like? Just what you’d expect: chocolate and honey. It’s a […]

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[1] The box is made from 100% chocolate, with cute-topped salt caramels inside. This is the gift we order for ourselves every year (photo © Charles Chocolates). [2] One of four collections of hand-painted, ganache-filled Easter eggs. This is the Greek Collection, filled with pomegranate and rose water ganache, walnut-almond baklava salted caramel, and fig […]

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[1] Chocolate mousse with a secret: blue cheese blended into it (both photos © Castello Cheese USA). [2] Castello blue cheese. [3] Häagen-Dazs Mango Sorbet (photo © Häagen-Dazs).   The name of this dish may sound like an April Fool’s Day joke: A mousse of chocolate and blue cheese. We first had the chocolate-blue cheese […]

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[1 & 2] (photos © Vicia Restaurant | St. Louis). [3] Serve ice cream in a quenelle shape for more sophistication. Here’s how to make it (photo © Lauren V. Haas | Breadhitz). [4] A few fresh mint leaves add a colorful note to monotone dishes (photo © Good Eggs).   Some people fall in […]

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