[1] Covered in top-quality chocolate, a couple of these mini pretzels are a guilt-free treat. [2] You can set them out for guests, but we kept the bag to ourselves (both photos courtesy Edward Marc Chocolatier).   You can find chocolate-covered pretzels in stores nationwide. So why are these from Edward Marc Chocolatier so special? […]

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February 26th is National Pistachio Day. Long, long ago, if we had been a good girl, Mom would take us to Howard Johnson’s for a pistachio hot fudge sundae. Howard Johnson’s is long gone, and it isn’t easy to find pistachio ice cream. But here’s an easy recipe for pistachio fudge.     PISTACHIOS FROM […]

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[1] A chocolate torte—a short, dense cake—topped with chocolate truffles (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] A coconut torte: one dense layer (photo courtesy Food 52). [3] A chocolate tart. Notice the chocolate crust around the perimeter (photo courtesy Pichet Ong).   Happy Valentine’s Day! If this chocolate truffle torte looks good to you (photo […]

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Not everyone wants chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Here are three better-for-you options for that someone special.     1. LAUDEMIO FRESCOBALDI EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL There are enough excellent EVOOs out there to make decision-making difficult. So here’s an easy choice: Marchesi de Frescobaldi Laudemio Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil (photo #1). Silky and elegant, […]

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[1] Sink your teeth into this chocolate peanut butter cheesecake (photo courtesy Plugra). [2] Use your favorite creamy peanut butter (photo courtesy Jif). [3] The better the chocolate you use, the better-tasting the outcome will be (photo courtesy Nothin’ But Foods).   National Peanut Butter Day is January 24th. We’ve had many flavors of cheesecake […]

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For lovers of candy canes and chocolate, here’s an elegant upgrade to peppermint bark: The Candy Cane Bar from Éclat Chocolate. Inspired by the classic candy cane, and bark with chipped pieces, this bar lovely bar is almost too pretty to eat. There’s a top layer of white chocolate with a red stripe, a bottom […]

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Santa-saur, a Santa-hatted dinosaur in dark or milk chocolate (photo courtesy Woodhouse Chocolate).   We have long been fans of Woodhouse Chocolate, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week. You can count on Woodhouse for charming decorated reindeer, Santas, snowmen, trees, bears penguins and holiday bark, along with holiday boxes of delectable bonbons. New this […]

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[1] Dean’s chocolate bar trio: White & Dark Chocolate Layers With Crushed Coffee Beans, Milk Chocolate With Potato Chips, Dark Chocolate With Brandied Candied Orange Peel. [2] At right: Little snow people in dark, milk and white chocolate (package of 10 assorted). Big snow people are also available (all photos courtesy Dean’s Sweets).   Everything […]

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